Manitoba Assessment Clinics

Manitoba Assessment Clinics

There are a number of public and private clinics in Manitoba where your doctor may refer your child for assessment and diagnosis of suspected Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Two publicly funded clinics include the following:

The Child Development Clinic

The Child Development Clinic (CDC) provides assessment and referral support for preschool aged children who have a developmental, behavior or physical disability. Families may be involved with one or several health care professionals (refer to list on the Assessment Process page) who specialize in child development. The CDC is located in Winnipeg’s Children’s Hospital at the Health Sciences Centre. Your doctor or pediatrician must refer your child to this clinic to have assessment completed.

The CDC offers rural clinics in Brandon, Dauphin, Morden and The Pas. Referrals from your family doctor or nurse practitioner can be made to the Winnipeg CDC address, or to your Manitoba regional health authority. Please contact the Child Development Clinic at the below address to get additional information about times and dates.

For more information, contact the CDC at:
Child Development Clinic
Child Development Clinic
SSCY Centre
1155 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3G1
Ph:204-258-6621
Fax: 204-258-6798

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Programs

All Regional Health Authorities (RHA) have a central intake where applications for mental health services are received. Each RHA has developed its own eligibility criteria and central intake process. The central intake team reviews every application and decides the priority of need for services. Depending on the eligibility criteria and priority for services, individuals will be placed into a mental health service provided by the RHA or will be put on a wait list for service. Some mental health services provided will assess and diagnose children and adolescents with ASD. Contact the RHA your family resides in to get additional information on central intake, services and programs provided, and wait lists.

The link below provides the contact information for each Regional Health Authority:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/rha/contact.html

To learn more about Manitoba mental health supports, go to our “Mental Health Supports” page.

Below are 4 privately funded clinics where an assessment and diagnosis of ASD can be made:

Mind Matters

Mind Matters is a private practice clinic with mental health professionals who work to meet a variety of clients’ needs. The team consists of Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Social Work, Clinical Counseling, and Speech and Language Therapy professionals. Mind Matters offers services from infancy to mature adulthood. This clinic will do assessments and diagnose your child with autism spectrum disorder.

For more information, please contact:
Mind Matters Clinic
3-1250 Waverley Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 6C6   Canada
Phone: 204 – 477-8555
Website: http://www.mindmattersclinic.ca

Red Ladder Optimized Learning

Red Ladder Optimized Learning is an independent practice psychology center located in Winnipeg. The practice provides assessment, evaluation, and treatment services. Red Ladder has trained psychologists that can identify and diagnose your child with autism spectrum disorder. Referrals to private practice can be made by a family doctor, other psychologists, school, or directly by the family.

For more information, please contact:
Red Ladder Optimized Learning
633 – 1445 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 3P4 Canada
Phone 204 – 885-3276 (88-LEARN)
Email: info@redladder.ca
Website: http://redladder.ca/index.html

Manitoba Clinic

Manitoba Clinic is a private clinic located in Winnipeg that provides multiple specialty services to Manitobans. Pediatricians at the clinic can assess and diagnosis children with ASD. Contact the Manitoba Clinic to get more information on referral and intake processes.

Manitoba Clinic
790 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0L5
Phone: 204 – 774-6541
Website: http://manitobaclinic.com

Sterling Lyon Office

Sterling Lyon is a private pediatrics office located in Winnipeg. The practice provides consultation and care to infants, children and adolescents. Dr. Tannis Wiebe and Dr. Ghita Wiebe will assess school age children for ASD by referral.

For more information, please contact:
Sterling Lyon Office
Suite 401-1020 Lorimer Blvd
Winnipeg, MB   R3P 1C7
Phone: 204 – 942 – 0949
Website: http://sterlinglyonpediatrics.ca

The Manitoba Learning Centre

The Manitoba Learning Centre provides assessment services for children and adults with respect to suspected learning disabilities. Referrals for an assessment can be made directly to the Centre by doctors, social agencies, colleges, schools, business, governmental agencies, parents, or individual clients.

Assessments generally require two half-day sessions, either mornings or afternoons. Results of the assessment are discussed individually with those making the referral and a typed report, outlining the results of the assessment is prepared. Assessments are designed to help those making the referral to plan appropriately to meet the educational and psychological needs of the individual involved. The nature and extent of the learning disabilities can be identified an described along with recommended follow-up procedure. Specific recommendations about teaching methods, strategies, and materials for individual cases may not be possible without further opportunity to evaluate the individual’s particular learning style.

There is a fee for the assessment. Individuals may have partial coverage through an extended health insurance plan.

For more information, contact:
New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families
500- 717 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0M8

204-786-7051 Ext. 5262