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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Each April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates Light It Up Blue

       Each April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates Light It Up Blue along with the international autism community, in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about autism. In honor of this historic day, many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges and retail stores are among the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities that take part to Light It Up Blue.

It's easy and fun to Light It Up Blue! Register your Light It Up Blue events today. Whether you're joining as an individual, or the manager of a building, store, school, cultural institution, restaurant, or media entity, you can pledge to Light It Up Blue and share your events.

Surrey Place Centre provides specialized clinical services that are responsive to individual need and promote health and well-being in the Toronto region. In addition to our direct service role, we facilitate system-wide access to information and supports. Our leadership in research, evaluation and education is directed toward advancing knowledge and practice in the field and building the capacity of service systems. As an organization we are committed to supporting the social inclusion of people with developmental disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders.

Since 1966, we have expanded from a modest outpatient clinic to a modern, state-of-the-art facility, employing hundreds of highly skilled staff. Specialists from various disciplines work together to develop and carry out a customized service plan for clients, in order to meet the unique needs of each and every client.

We help children and adults living with developmental disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder reach their full potential. We offer a variety of groups and workshops for clients, families and caregivers, as well as extensive education and consultation services to community agencies. Our comprehensive programs and services range from assessment, diagnosis, and one-on-one treatment, to family counselling and group support, and it is all provided by a broad network of clinicians and professionals.

Clients may receive any combination of the following core services:

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Audiology
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Counselling
  • Developmental Therapy
  • Intensive Behavioural Intervention
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Parent Training
  • Psychology
  • Service Coordination
  • Speech Language Pathology