Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI)
CPRI provides trauma-informed, highly-specialized assessment, treatment, and targeted intervention services for children and youth with complex combinations of special needs, including developmental disabilities, autism and severe behavioural, emotional and mental health challenges.
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Types of services
The Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) is directly operated by the Government of Ontario. Programs and services at CPRI are for children and youth with complex combinations of special needs, including developmental disabilities, autism and severe behavioural, emotional and mental health challenges.
- outpatient service
- inpatient services
- education and training for families and professionals
- trauma-informed care
Outpatient services may include interdisciplinary assessment, consultation and initial stages of treatment for children and youth. We also work with community agencies to support clients in their home community.
Consultation, education, and behavioural support may happen at CPRI, virtually, and/or in the community, such as at a child’s or youth's home or school.
CPRI's inpatient services are short-term and goal-specific, and include interdisciplinary assessment and treatment based on the needs and goals of the child or youth. Our Inpatient teams collaborate with the child or youth, caregivers and community service providers to develop a comprehensive plan to manage the child’s or youth’s needs after their stay at CPRI.
Care is trauma-informed when it reflects an understanding of physical, psychological, social and moral safety, and the impact traumatic experiences can have on human beings.
Services are voluntary
All of our services are voluntary. Before providing services, we need informed consent from you, your child or youth or their substitute decision-maker.
We do not do risk assessments, emergency or crisis intervention or parent or custody assessments.
For children and youth up to age 18 who have complex developmental, mental health or medical challenges.
For agency staff to consult with CPRI's clinical team for support, feedback, or further recommendations for a child they are currently working with.
For children and youth up to age 18 who are suspected of having an attachment disturbance or disorder.
For children and youth age 6 up to age 18 with a diagnosed or suspected tic disorder and those with disinhibition disorders (ADHD, OCD) who may or may not be experiencing tics.
For children and youth age 2 up to age 18 who have an intellectual disability along with severe psychiatric concerns, behaviour problems or emotional disorders.
For children and youth up to age 18 with significantly complex emotional or behavioural needs.
For children and youth with multiple disabilities who aren’t able to remain with their own families.
For children up to age 6 that have or are at risk of having a developmental delay in London-Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin, Huron and Perth counties.
For children and youth up to age 18 with suspected or confirmed complex autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
For children and youth up to age 18 with complex symptoms that suggest a mood and/or anxiety disorder.
For children and youth from birth to up to age 18 who are medically fragile and / or dependent on technology.
For children and youth up to age 18 with sexual behaviour problems.
For medical specialists (for example, paediatrician, psychiatrist, neurologist, geneticist). This is a one-time consultation that may require two appointments: a developmental behavioural consultation with a CPRI paediatrician or a consultation with a psychiatrist. It can also include diagnostic opinion/interdisciplinary ASD diagnostic assessment. The child or youth will be required to attend the appointment.
How to access CPRI services
All inpatient referrals and some outpatient referrals, must be made through the local Single Point Access agency. Inpatient, outpatient and tertiary medical consultation referral forms must be signed by the child or youth’s physician.
Please visit the referral information page to access:
- Outpatient Referral Form
- Inpatient Referral Form
- Agency to Agency Community Consultation Referral Form
- Tertiary Medical Consultation Form
CPRI staff educate families and caregivers about the unique physical, psychological and social needs of their child or youth. This can help improve their and their child’s quality of life.
CPRI also provides training opportunities and workshops throughout the year for professionals, including workshops accredited for medical professional development.
Our staff can provide presentations on various topics to communities, schools or agencies.
Field placements prepare students to do assessments and provide care and treatment to children and youth with developmental challenges and/or complex mental health issues in a clinical setting.
Learn more about highly specialized clinical learning opportunities for students in a variety of disciplines who work with children and youth with special needs.
Research and innovation
Learn more about how CPRI conducts applied research and develops evidence-informed education to build knowledge and capacity in the developmental services and mental health sectors.
Accredited by Accreditation Canada
Accreditation is a comprehensive program that fosters ongoing quality improvement through evidence-based standards and rigorous external peer review.
CPRI completed an independent evaluation by Accreditation Canada in March, 2016.
CPRI achieved the highest rating (Exemplary Standing) with an overall rating of 99.3 % of accreditation standards met.
CPRI also had the interRAI Self-Report Quality of Life tool designated as a leading practice.
Our involvement with Accreditation Canada helps us verify, maintain and improve the level of quality of care we deliver to the children, youth and families we serve across Ontario.
- Annual Report 2021-2022 (English PDF)
- Annual Report 2020-2021 (English PDF)
- Annual Report 2019-2020 (English PDF)
- Annual Report 2018-2019 (English PDF)
Volunteer Organization of CPRI
The Volunteer Organization of CPRI is a not-for-profit registered charity that strives to support the individual needs of the children and families as well as programs of CPRI.
They contribute funds for special equipment, special projects, education and research as well as foster new funding resources, community partnerships and positive relationships with donors and CPRI volunteers.
You can contact us by mail, telephone or email. We are open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Inpatient services are offered 24 hours daily.
Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI)
600 Sanatorium Road
Intersection of Oxford Street West (London Transit #17)
Tel: 519-858-2774 Toll-free: 1-877-494-2774 TTY: 519-858-0257 Fax: 519-858-3913(for clinical records)
- CPRI.Intake@ontario.ca (for questions related to Intake and clinical services)
- CPRI.Educate@ontario.ca (for general inquiries and education events)
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Make a complaint
Learn how to make a complaint if you are not satisfied with the service your child is getting at CPRI.