Community Participation

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In recent weeks, all Ontario general pediatricians in the Toronto Central area (LHIN 7) will have received a 10 minute questionnaire by mail. This questionnaire is a part of study looking at screening practices and factors influencing ASD screening by community pediatricians.

We need your help in identifying the barriers and motivators to autism screening in our paediatric population. We hope to develop a better understanding of paediatric practice, guide future research development, and enhance paediatric screening and autism detection.

We hope that you will take 10 minutes of your valuable time to complete the questionnaire. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Angie Ip at aip@hollandbloorview.ca

We thank you in advance for your participation in this important study.

Yours sincerely,

Sharon Smile, MD, MSc, Clinical Study Investigator, Developmental Pediatrician
University of Toronto
Developmental Paediatrics
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Angie Ip, MD, Developmental Paediatrics Fellow
University of Toronto
Developmental Paediatrics
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
aip@hollandbloorview.ca

PAO and the Coalition for Children and Youth Mental Health

The Coalition for Children and Youth Mental Health unites education, mental health, community and health sectors in a movement to promote the priority of social and emotional well-being as a part of healthy child development in Ontario and to make it a priority that drives integrated public policy in the province. Learn more about the Coalition on the Website of the Ontario Public School Board’s Association: Coalition for Children Youth Mental Health

Access the PAO Letter of support for the Coalition for Children and Youth Mental Health at (“letter of support“).

Pediatric Outreach Program Clinic

The Pediatric Outreach Program (POP) Clinic is a U of T Paediatric Resident-run general pediatric consultation clinic which serves uninsured children and adolescents. We see a wide range of general pediatric problems and see the significant challenges of being uninsured in Toronto. The presenting complaints of patients are generally common paediatric issues.

We are inviting you to volunteer your time as a staff supervisor for one clinic. Each clinic has one staff, one senior resident and 1-2 junior residents along with a fabulous RN who keeps the clinic going. As a staff you would serve as an advisor to the senior resident who runs the clinic.

If you are a Pediatrician and are interested in volunteering for the POP, please contact the POP Committee for further details at: 416-813-7982.