Learn more about what we do and where we’re heading next!
What is ATC?
ATC is privately incorporated, now located at Toronto Grace Health Centre. ATC operates independently from Toronto Grace’s other medical facilities, but has a close relationship that is able to bridge gaps in care. ATC has thus emerged as an industry leader in combining innovative medical and neurological rehabilitation therapy programs with cutting-edge technologies for customized patient care.
We operate with unique and highly specialized inter-professional clinical teams, comprised of occupational therapists, speech language pathologist, therapy support staff, biomedical engineers and computer technologists, who work collaboratively to improve the quality of live for our patients.
This award-winning team used to see over 4,000 patients per year and provided interventions in the areas of specialized medicine and rehabilitation, spasticity management, gait and balance, seating and mobility, augmentative and alternative communication, computer aids, wearable robotics, and environmental controls. Now, ATC has switched focus to only augmentative and alternative communication.
Individuals are referred to our programs from across the province and even across the country from acute care hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and community service providers and or directly from a family physician or home care allied health professional. Our goal is to provide the highest standards of patient-centered care by offering a broad spectrum of resources and highly expert multidisciplinary teams to help each person function at the highest level of their ability.
The Assistive Technology Clinic (ATC) currently offers virtual care. This means that we may be using phone and/or computer technologies for virtual patient visits rather than appointments in the clinic.
This Virtual Consent Form asks for your consent to use sanctioned software tools to conduct virtual care.
Our Guiding Principles
Quality patient care is our Northern Star.
ATC fosters and invests in patient-centered care and innovation. We are committed to continuous improvement, impactful research and cultivating meaningful relationships with community partners.
ATC’s entire program is designed to improve the quality of life of those living with disability.
Every course of action we take is guided by our desire to support patients in:
- Achieving functional independence
- Increasing emotional wellbeing
- Regaining environmental control
- Directing his or her care
- Maintaining vocational & educational opportunities
- Participating in leisure activities
- Allowing opportunity for social inclusion
Team & Partners
It takes a village…
We have woven together an extensive and specialized alliance of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Kinesiologists, Neurologists, Physiatrists, Registered Nurses, Dietitians, Nutritionists, Biomedical Engineers, Communication Disorder Assistants, Psychotherapists and Social Work Counselors to provide a multi-disciplined approach in customizing patient care.
The strength of ATC is our expert inter-professional team.
The team works collaboratively to assess, diagnose, treat and support our patients, and are adept at managing the physical, cognitive and psycho-social issues brought on by any impairment. After assessment in the clinic and in-between appointments, clients are encouraged to contact any of the team members for guidance or advice, if desired, so that the client maintains a direct line to us at any time.
Learn more about our growing team and partner vendors below.
Driving industry innovation.
We pride ourselves on being thought-leaders and industry trailblazers. In our efforts to improve and transform rehabilitation practices, we are constantly discovering new findings to better the way people with disability are cared for and live.
ATC has established collaborative partnerships with organizations such as the University of Toronto and the University of New Brunswick for our research and development of new technologies. Our research studies have been shared at numerous international conferences and published in a number of peer-reviewed journals.
GET TO KNOW
Proud recipient of support from the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.
Fier bénéficiaire de l’appui du gouvernement du Canada à travers l’Agence fédérale de développement économique pour le Sud de l’Ontario.
Beginning April 1st
ATC Will Only Be Providing AAC Services
Beginning on April 1st, 2022, ATC will be permanently limiting its care to providing AAC services and will no longer be accepting referrals for neurology, seating and mobility, diet and nutrition, physiotherapy, or speech therapy.
Our AAC services will continue to operate from our new home – The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre in Downtown Toronto – and is now open for referrals for all adult clients. We look forward to continuing our work through this program and encourage you to continue onto our website to learn more or to get in touch with our team.
Alternatively, if you are trying to reach one of the Neurologists who was previously working with ATC in support of a Movement Disorder or MS diagnosis, please feel free to contact them directly at 416 785 2500 Ext 2717, or fax your referral to 647 788 4886.