Neurodevelopmental Service (NDS)
228 Maryland Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3G 1L6
204-958-9600 • 204-958-9618
The Neurodevelopmental Service (NDS) provides psychiatric support for children ages 5–18 years with complex neurodevelopmental issues. This service also provides assessment, education, consultation and support to families and community caregivers who are involved with school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
The Neurodevelopmental Service works in partnership with agencies such as Children’s disAbility Services; New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families; and St. Amant Centre.
This service is reserved for established partnership agencies such as Children’s disAbility Services; New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families; and St. Amant Centre.
Direct referral to the service is restricted to Children’s disAbility Services; New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families and St. Amant Centre, however, physicians may make referrals through the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service – Centralized Intake Service at 204-958-9660.
Psychiatric assessment, consultation around complex medication management issues for children and youth with developmental disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Children within the Autism Spectrum
- Consultation is provided for school age (K- Gr.12)
- Children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This service is provided to both schools and families of children with the Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Referrals to this component of our service can be initiated by contacting the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Centralized Intake Service at 204-958-9660, Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
A pre-existing diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is necessary for acceptance to the service. Anyone is eligible to refer for the autism service component, i.e., parents, teachers, Children’s disAbility Services workers, etc.
Referrals for establishing a diagnosis of Autism will also be accepted via the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Centralized Intake Service at 204-958-9660.
Autism services are provided by a multidisciplinary team.
Interventions are available to teachers in the school and parents/caregivers in the home environment. The interventions will be individually based on identified needs, and are consultative and time limited. The focus is on providing expertise and education in dealing with various problematic presentations within the school/home environments.
Group based interventions in social skills, sensory/arousal management, and caregiver education and support are also available. The intervention is time limited and consultative in nature. We do not provide long term therapy.