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 Welcome to Hamilton-Niagara Regional Autism Program

Effective June 26th 2017, all new referrals for autism service in the regions of Hamilton, Brant, Haldimand- Norfolk  and Niagara can be made through our new toll free number 855.707.1177.  The number will provide a single point of access for autism services for families and referral sources living within these communities. 

By listening to the options when phoning in and selecting the option for the region you live in, you will be directed to your local referral agency to register, to make a referral and to access service.  Families who are currently registered and/or receiving service with the regional autism program do not need to make a new referral.

Our new email address,, can be used for general inquires only about our services in your community.


On February 6, 2019, the Ontario government announced changes to the Ontario Autism Program. Many of the changes will start on April 1, 2019 and will impact some services that children are currently receiving. Information about the changes can be found through Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services website.

McMaster Children’s Hospital will continue to provide high-quality autism services to our clients and families up to and after April 1. We are currently establishing the services we will offer after April 1 and will have that information very soon. We look forward to sharing these details with our clients and families.

Please read through the information provided by the Ontario government about changes to the Ontario Autism Program. If you have questions, please contact our program at (905) 521-2100, ext. 78972. 

Parents and caregivers should regularly check this webpage for updated information about services for your child.

Other Resources

Parent FAQ

Family FAQ

For more infomation on our services check out our BROCHURE.

Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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