Autism Program
Mental Health

The IWK Health Centre provides children and adolescents throughout the province with specialized mental health and addictions services. To learn more about these services visit the IWK Health Centre website.

The Autism Program provides assessment for preschoolers and school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It also offers a range of services for families.
The program’s team works with a variety of services who work with kids with ASD, including daycares, schools, early intervention, hearing and speech, etc. 

The team can work with families in their homes and communities to learn strategies for teaching important skills to their child. Services for families include: 

  • Education about ASD 
  • Developmental assessments for preschoolers 
  • Consultation for parents about helping kids develop skills
  • Treatment of other challenges experienced by ASD clients (e.g., anxiety, etc.)

Location, hours and contact information 

Barrington Health Centre
Tel: 902-875-4200
By appointment only. 

Chipman Building
Tel: 1-855-273-7110
Hours
Monday to Friday:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays 

Clare Medical Health Centre
Tel: 902-245-4709
By appointment only. 

Dawson Centre
Tel: 1-877-334-3431 
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays 

Digby General Hospital
Tel: 902-245-4709
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays

Roseway Hospital
Tel: 902-875-4200
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays

Soldier’s Memorial Hospital
Tel: 1-855-273-7110
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays 

Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Tel: 902-742-4222
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays 

How do I access this program? 

To access this program you can be referred by your doctor, pediatrician or other agency referral or self-refer by calling:

  • 1-877-334-3431 – South Shore 
  • 1-855-273-7110 – Annapolis Valley 
  • 1-844-380-4324 – South West