Our Director

Kevin Stoddart, MSW, PhD, RSW

Founding Director

Dr. Kevin Stoddart


Dr. Kevin Stoddart is Founding Director of The Redpath Centre and Adjunct Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. He received his MSW (1989) and his PhD (2003) in Social Work from University of Toronto. He has worked primarily in the field of autism and developmental disabilities, with a focus on parent, youth and adult mental health. Since the early 1990s, his primary interest has been children, youth and adults diagnosed with autism/Asperger Syndrome and the co-existing social and mental health problems that affect them. He continues to be an active clinician, seeing about 150 autistic people and their families yearly at The Redpath Centre in Toronto.


Dr. Stoddart’s research and publications center on the clinical and psychosocial needs of autistic people and their families. He edited the first Canadian book on Asperger Syndrome entitled “Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome: Integrating Multiple Perspectives” (2005). His second book with Drs. Burke and King entitled “Asperger Syndrome in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians” was published in 2012. He has been active in many research studies exploring topics including the presentation of autism in adults, aging and adults, marital relationships in families affected by autism, services for affected individuals and social inclusion. His third book, in press with co-editor Dr. Ann Fudge-Schormans, is entitled “Social Work Practice in Autism, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities” .


Dr. Stoddart is on the Editorial Board of “Autism in Adulthood.” He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Governor General of Canada in 2013, in recognition of his contributions to the field of autism.