At ACT we will work with you to identify the funding sources available to you.
Ontario Autism Program
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.
Third Party Insurance
Rehabilitation services are often included in benefit packages. If your family is enrolled in an employer’s benefit package, you may have coverage for psychology, speech language pathology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy services. If you require information about accessing services, please contact a team member from ACT for assistance.
For military families it will be important for you to contact Human Resources and/or your Commanding Officer to determine the funding available to you. You may also wish to apply to the Support Our Troops fund.
For questions regarding military funding, you can contact the Military Family Resource Centre – National Capital Region at firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone at 613-998-7438, or by fax at 613-998-9585.
The Canadian government provides both Federal and Provincial financial assistance programs for families who are caring for a child with a disability under the age of 18.
Provincial Government Programs
You can find more information about the following programs on the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services website.
- Assistive Devices Program (APD)
- Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)
- Ontario Disability Support
- Special Services at Home (SSAH)
- Ontario Autism Program
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