Mental Health Services for Children, Youth & Families

Neurodevelopmental Service (NDS)

228 Maryland Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3G 1L6
204-958-9600  •   204-958-9618

The Neurodevelopmental Service (NDS) provides mental health support for children ages 5–18 years with complex neurodevelopmental issues. This service provides assessment, education, consultation, and support to families and community caregivers who are involved with school-aged children with neurodevelopmental issues.

Systems Approach

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.

Population Served

Children and adolescents who are experiencing significant neurodevelopmental issues including, but not limited to, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Global Developmental Delay and Intellectual Disabilities.

Referral Process

Primary health care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners) may make a referral through the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Centralized Intake Service at 204-958-9660.

Services Offered

Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team and may include:

  • Assessment (psychiatric, psychological, educational, and occupational therapy)
  • Individual treatment / intervention
  • Parent / family intervention
  • Group treatment / intervention
  • Medication management
  • Psychoeducation
  • School liaison and consultation
  • Public education

Interventions are available to teachers and school teams in community settings. The focus is on providing expert education and intervention in dealing with and understanding various problematic presentations within the school environments.

Group-based interventions in social skills, sensory/arousal management, self-regulation education and supports are also available. The intervention is time-limited and consultative in nature. We do not provide long-term therapy.

Children within the Autism Spectrum

Population Served

  • Consultation is provided for school age (K-12)
  • Children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This service is provided to both schools and families of children with the Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Referral Process

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.

Services Offered

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.

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