About Aptus 

About Aptus

Each year, Aptus Treatment Centre provides school supports, clinical services, community programs and residential services impacting over 2700 people of all ages and abilities. Aptus specializes in supporting children, teens and adults who have a developmental disability, including those with a dual diagnosis mental health disorder. Aptus has 13 locations serving the GTA.


Aptus Treatment Centre (formerly known as MukiBaum Treatment Centre) was founded in 1979 borne out of a vision and need for specialized services for the dually diagnosed with an initial focus on children. In 1980, the Ministry of Community and Social Services recognized the innovative children’s program and established funding for Ontario students. Aptus now has 2 school programs for students ages 4 to 21 in partnership with the Toronto and York Region School Boards.

Adult day supports were added in 1987 including vocational, art, music, sensory and clinical supports. Aptus’ clinical team includes Behavioural Services, in partnership with Mackenzie Health Centre for Behaviour Health Sciences. This team conducts functional behaviour and environmental risk assessments, in addition to designing behaviour support plans. Aptus’ Occupational Therapists are sensory trained and can offer sensory assessments to identify a child, youth or adult's sensory needs to support learning, communication and community integration.

The organization changed its name to Aptus Treatment Centre in 2015 as part of its strategic vision to increase impact, share expertise and expand community-based services. "Aptus" is Latin for innate ability.

Aptus offers a year-round environmental learning site serving the greater GTA: Aptus Teaching Landscape.  Located near Dufferin and Wilson, Aptus Teaching Landscape offers community programs on Saturdays open to the public, student volunteering hours, and daily programs for children, youth and adults with disabilities.

Charitable Registration No.: 10379 8245 RR0001