Clinic fills critical gap in autism care

Clinic fills critical gap in autism care

The interdisciplinary ACAR Clinic provides continuity of care to patients of all ages Vanessa Tamburro The Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR) Clinic of the Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital (Neuro) fills an urgent need for understanding and caring for autistic individuals at any stage of life, from birth into adulthood. Following an integrated clinical-research model, the ACAR Clinic offers expert diagnosis and personalized services through a network of specialized clinicians who practice in clinical psychology, neuropsychology, neurology, and psychiatry. Transforming autism care – from childhood into adulthood “Specialized services for autistic youth and adults are rare to non-existent in Quebec – the ACAR Clinic is helping to bridge this critical gap,” says Julie Scorah, Associate Director of the ACAR Clinic. “We are partners with our patients on their life journeys – helping to navigate what is often a very difficult system.” The ACAR Clinic serves youth (16+) and adults at its main location at The Neuro. It also offers specialized care for individuals who have co-occurring neurodevelopmental, behavioural or neurological conditions. The satellite site at the Montreal Children’s Hospital serves pediatric patients in partnership with the Brain, Development and Behaviour (BDB) program. Together, this network ensures consistent and reliable access […]

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