Our Director

Kevin Stoddart, MSW, PhD, RSW

Founding Director


Dr. Kevin Stoddart is Founding Director of The Redpath Centre and Adjunct Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.
He has worked in the fields of autism, developmental disabilities, and child and adult mental health. Since the 1990s, his clinical focus has been children, youth and adults with Asperger Syndrome and the co-existing social and mental health problems that affect them. He is an active clinician, seeing about 150 people and their families yearly.

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 received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in February 2013, in recognition of his contributions. He is 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 progress with Dr. Fudge-Schormans, discusses the role of social work in the lives of individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Dr. Stoddart is on the Editorial Board of “Autism in Adulthood” and Co-Chair of the Ontario Working Group on Mental Health and Adults with ASD.