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Minister of Children and Youth Services Announces New Details about Ontario Autism Program

Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, announced new details today about the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). All children and youth from 0-18 years of age, with a confirmed diagnosis of ASD, are eligible for services under the OAP. More information, including the implementation timeline, FAQs, and how the program may apply to your family, is available here.

Highlights from Minister Coteau’s Announcement

•    Families who are currently receiving direct funding to purchase services will continue receiving this funding until their child enters the new OAP.
•    The new program includes 16,000 new spaces over five years, so that more children and youth with autism can receive the services they need sooner.
•    Minister Coteau will be hosting a tele town hall on June 27 at 5:30 p.m. to answer parents’ questions. More details will be available on Ontario.ca/autism
•    Parents can call 1-888-284-8340 toll-free for more information.  

See the full News Release from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services here.