General objective

To allow children 0–5 years of age, without a diagnosis and who show signs of delay in one or several spheres of development, to rapidly benefit from screening services, consultation and referrals to appropriate resources according to their needs.

The PISTACHE program is under the direction of the Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ID-ASD).


There are three components: prevention/promotion, screening and early short-term intervention. 

The group approach, with a strong parental involvement, is encouraged because the parent is the child’s expert and the child’s most significant person. 

The intervention team is multidisciplinary.

The group approach includes:

  • Information sessions for parents.
  • The teaching of stimulation strategies.
  • Time to practise strategies with the child and receive feedback from counsellors. 

The person and/or family can go to the Psychosocial intake of the Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre for an assessment of their needs and to be referred to the program. 

  • CLSC de Dorval-Lachine: 514-639-0660
  • CLSC de LaSalle: 514-364-2572