Diagnostic Assessment Support

QuickStart Autism Diagnostic Assessment Support program

Are you concerned about your young child because you are seeing signs of autism? 

QuickStart Early Intervention for Autism is a registered charity located in Ottawa.  Our goal is help children get early intervention and to support their family by helping them navigate the system and gather information so they can make informed choices for their child. 

We know that wait-times for a diagnostic assessment are long at CHEO, up to two years. We also know that early intervention is critical. 

We now offer a program to help fund diagnostic assessments for children between 12 and 24 months of age

Fill out the request form below to be considered for Diagnostic Assessment Support. program. Please note that you will be required to create a profile to complete the form.

How it works:

  • Each application is individually considered. Please note that applying doesn't guarantee we will be able to assist with funding a diagnostic assessment. 
  • You will be contacted by email to set up an appointment to provide us with further information. Make sure to check your email spam folder.
  • We collaborate with expert psychologists who are able to assess these very young children. 
  • Successful applicants will be notified and notified which psychologist they will be seeing. 
  • Assessments consist of 3 appointments and take on average 3 months from start to finish. 
  • Parents must be able to prioritize an assessment so it can be completed in a timely manner.

We received many requests each month. As a charity, we rely on donations to operate our programs. This means that the number of diagnostic assessments we fund will vary from month to month. We don't receive any government funding. and are not a government agency. 

Please fill out this form as thoroughly as possible and we will reach out to you.


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