About Aptus Treatment Centre 

For over 35 years, Aptus Treatment Centre has been at the forefront of developmental services, supporting people with complex disabilities in achieving their full potential.

What is a complex disability?

Someone with a complex disability has both a developmental disability and a mental health disorder, also called "dual diagnosis". According to CAMH, 50% of Ontarians with a developmental disability have a dual diagnosis (Read more).

Who we support

Aptus supports children (from the age of 4), teens and adults with developmental disabilities including:

  • 69% autism (including Asperger's)
  • 28% other pervasive forms of developmental delay such as Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy
  • 3% Brain injury
  • 25% have more than one developmental disability

In terms of mental health disorders: 

  • Over a third of people Aptus supports have anxiety disorder
  • Over half have conditions such as schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit disorder or depression
  • 20% have seizures
  • 25% are non verbal
  • 30% require one-on-one support at all times

Day in the Life