ABILITY @ SickKids
Help give your child the best start with specialized healthcare delivery
In partnership with Surrey Place, Adaptive Behavioural Intellectual Developmental Disability Individualized & Integrated Tertiary Care for Youth & Children (ABILITY @ SickKids) offers both in-patient and ambulatory care to children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) requiring tertiary care at SickKids. Our interprofessional team comprises of paediatricians, a psychiatrist, a developmental paediatrician, nursing, Board-Certified Behavior Analysts, service coordinator, developmental consultant and a program coordinator.
Our team brings a developmental, behavioural approach to care that is specialized and adaptive so that we can help improve health outcomes.
Program criteria includes: Child or youth with IDD or ASD requiring medical care at SickKids and one of four indications:
- Behavioural challenges impacting the ability to provide medically necessary care at SickKids and requiring adaptive care
- Behavioural escalation leading to significant health impact or family crisis resulting in high risk of hospital visits
- Developmental, functional or behavioural regression
- Infant, children with Down syndrome with medical complexity requiring consultation
We expect our patients to maintain close contact with their regular family doctor or paediatrician as ABILITY @ SickKids is a consultation service and does not provide primary care services.