The Conservative Government has recently announced an overhaul with the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) to allow for the waitlist for the OAP to clear. These changes in the OAP will affect families receiving OAP funding to access intensive behaviour intervention for their child with ASD starting on April 1, 2019. Behavior Innovations is committed to do what we can to continue to provide support for current clients, as well as provide options for service provision for prospective clients coming off the waitlist.
The proposed changes to the OAP program can be found on the following website: http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/autism/Ontario-autism-program.aspx
Other articles of interest:
“After autism program overhauls, Ontario school boards ask province how they’ll manage without more support” (Globe and Mail)
Ontario Autism Coalition