Tag Archives: autism

No Needs-Based Therapy After Another Year of Waiting

The Ford government has failed to deliver its promised needs-based program, one year after receiving the OAP Advisory Panel Report. The panel, made up of parents, autistic adults, educators and other experts released their report as a guide for developing a needs-based system to serve children with autism in Ontario. One year later, nothing has changed. In a statement released on the same ...

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For kids with autism, wait too long and budget cap too restrictive

The Ford government announced Monday it won’t increase the funding envelope for the Ontario Autism Program, and won’t have a long-awaited replacement program until fall.   “Families and children were devastated by Doug Ford’s callous cuts to the Ontario Autism Program,” said the NDP critic for Children and Youth, Monique Taylor. “Over a year later, they’re still waiting, while their ...

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Expanding Service Options for Children and Youth with Autism

  Ontario is giving families of children with autism more options for their children’s service by offering a new, permanent direct funding option, which will be implemented by the end of this year through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau made the announcement at Monarch House in Oakville today, speaking with families about ...

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