Ontario Autism Program

On March 21, 2019 the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services announced changes to the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Changes to the program will be effective April 1, 2019. Families will be given a “childhood budget” in order to purchase services of their choice from the provider of their choice. Children under 6 years of age will be given a budget of $20,000 annually for autism therapy. Children over 6 years of age will be given a budget of $5,000 annually for autism therapy.

The Ontario Autism Program (OAP) Direct Funding Option (DFO) allows parents to access direct ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis), ESDM (Early Start Denver Model), Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy from the service provider of their choice. 1to1 Autism Therapy meets the criteria for the Direct Funding Option (DFO) of the Ontario Autism Program as all programs are supervised by a qualified Clinical Supervisor, Board Certified Behaviour Analyst or Clinical Psychologist. Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists are regulated health professionals. 1to1 provides ABA as well as access to an interdisciplinary team including Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) and Occupational Therapy (OT).

Call 1-888-284-8340 toll-free for more information or to find the ministry regional office closest to you. Visit the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Ontario Autism Program website to find out up to date information about the Ontario Autism Program guidelines. 1to1 Autism Therapy is an approved provider with Clinical Supervisors including Board Certified Behaviour Analysts and Clinical Psychologists. The new Ontario Autism Program funded by the Ministry of Child and Youth Services states,

“Ontario is taking action to improve access to services and supports so that more families of children and youth with autism can receive service.

Through the Ontario Autism Program, families of children with autism will be provided with timely access to Childhood Budgets so they can purchase the services they value most from the providers of their choice. This will support children to achieve their goals at home, at school, in the community and as they transition into adulthood.”

Contact 1to1 Autism Therapy to learn more about the Ontario Autism Program and how to use your funding to meet the needs of your child and family.

All inquiries can be directed to:

Care Coordinator
905-787-1900 or 416-925-2135 ext. 557
mail@1to1therapy.ca

Our Services

Applied Behaviour Analysis

1to1 Autism Therapy’s Behaviour Therapists use Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to assist children and youth in developing skills in the areas of: communication, expressive language, receptive language, imitation, social skills, play skills, joint attention, self-help skills, personal independence, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and behaviour. Find out more.

Early Start Denver Model

1to1 Autism Therapy has developed a comprehensive Early Start therapy program based on the Early Start Denver Model research, curriculum and parent training for your child from 12 months to four years of age. Our unique, naturalistic, play based Early Start program is designed to include direct 1to1 therapy and parent training. Find out more.

Occupational Therapy

1to1 Autism Therapy’s Occupational Therapists believe in the importance of collaborating for the treatment of children with autism. 1to1’s Occupational Therapists have experience working with children with autism to develop sensory, feeding and fine motor skills. Learn more.

Speech Language Therapy

1to1 Autism Services was founded by a team of Speech-Language  Therapists that believe in the importance of collaborating for the treatment of children with autism. 1to1 Speech Therapists have experience working with children with autism to develop speech, communication and social skills. Learn more.

 

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