All of the services provided at ACT are eligible for funding through the Ontario Autism Program. As of April 1st, 2019, families who are on the OAP waitlist will be eligible to receive a Childhood Budget that can be used to purchase services such as Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Behavioural Services (ABA) and more.
For more information and support on how to access services you can contact Autism Ontario’s Service Navigation Program at 1-800-472-7789 or visit the Ontario Autism Program’s website.
Information for families still on the OAP waitlist:
Eligible families will be receiving a letter from the Ministry of Child, Community and Social Services when it is time for them to apply for the Childhood Budget. Please note that families must respond to this letter in order to register for the Childhood Budget and the Ministry will distribute funding accordingly. Should you have questions about this process, an ACT team member can provide assistance.
Information for families currently receiving funding under the old OAP guidelines:
Families who currently have an OAP Behaviour Plan will continue to receive the services outlined in the plan until the Budget end date. Upon this end date, families are eligible to apply for a 6-month extension. After the final 6-month installment, will transition to the Childhood Budget.
Information for families who are not on the OAP waitlist:
If you are not already on the OAP waitlist you can contact Central Intake and Registration to register your child for the program.