November Announcements

New Staff: 

Brianna Taylor will be starting on Nov 27th as a temporary Social Worker. Welcome Brianna!


Thank You's: 

Thank you Charlene and the Beta Sigma Phi group for your donation. The Austim staff and families are always  grateful for the special surprises from the community. 

ASD Blood Draw Research Results

This Summer Dr. Petryk's resident Dr. Bajwa conducted research regarding Blood Draws with our young ASD population in Regina and surrounding area.  See below for a summary of the survery results. 

Regina General Hospital Labratory: Blood Testing

If you think that your child will have difficulty handling blood tests please use the Regina General Main Lab where staff have experience with children and there is a special Pediatric collection room.

For families to book appointments in advance or to schedule a tour of the Pediatric collection room, contact either:

Angela McTaggart: 306-766-4259   or    Sylvia Dmyterko: 306-766-8560


Research Study

Jane Powell from the University of Regina is working on a research study with children ages 5 to 11 with ASD who struggle with one or more transitions at home.  Please see the attached link with her letter below. 


Obtaining a Primary Care Physician and/or Pediatrician

Dr. Petryk, Developmental Pediatrician with Child and Youth Services, reminds families of the importance of obtaining a primary care physician to manage their child’s daily medical needs and follow-up. Medical investigation deemed appropriate by the medical professional can be completed with the primary care physician. Also, genetic testing can be ordered by the child’s pediatrician. Dr. Petryk is available on a consulting basis with the child’s medical team. The medical team includes the primary care physician and/or pediatrician-those working with the family to ensure best care and practices for the child.

If you require assistance with scheduling an appointment, please contact your Autism Centre clinician.

To find a list of doctors accepting new patients within the RHQR, please refer to the following link:

Well Wishes

Send an e-Greeting to a patient or long term care home resident.

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