Autism is not caused by a lack of love, and it is not cured by punishment. Parents need support to manage difficult behaviours with structure and consistency.
Getting a Referral for a Diagnosis in the Saskatoon Area
Children and Youth (0 – 18 years):
- The first step is to ask your family doctor for a referral to a specialist for an autism assessment. The Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program at the Kinsmen Children’s Center offers ASD assessments to children and youth in the Saskatoon area. Families can also self refer to this program. Here is their contact information:
Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program
Kinsmen Children’s Centre
1319 Colony Street
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z1
1-877-405-0042 (toll free)
There are also private assessment options in the Saskatoon area. The Government of SK website lists ASD service providers that offer ASD assessments. You will find the list here: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/accessing-health-care-services/health-services-for-people-with-disabilities/registry-of-autism-service-providers
If you are an adult seeking an ASD assessment please contact Lynn Latta, the Executive Director at Autism Services of Saskatoon, to be placed on the public waitlist for autism assessment.