In February 2019 the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) announced changes to the Ontario Autism Program (OAP), and followed up with several additional announcements. Please click here to visit the MCCSS OAP website to learn the latest information about the new program.
Although the funding model has changed, ErinoakKids continues to offer autism services and has qualified, caring professionals ready to help your child or youth reach his or her goals. Check out the Fee for Service Options we have available, as well as Free Foundational Services.
With the new OAP, families of children/youth with autism receive funding directly from MCCSS. Families can choose to spend that money at whichever autism service provider they choose. We think there are good reasons to choose ErinoakKids, and so do the families who have used our services.
Making the Best Use of Your Child’s Funding
Do you have questions about how to best use your funding to help your child/youth? We know it can be confusing to figure out where to start and which programs will provide the most appropriate help for your child.
As the new program rolls out and you receive your funding allocation from MCCSS, please know that the Autism Services team at ErinoakKids is here to be a resource for you. We would be pleased to offer our advice on how to maximize the impact of your funding for your child, whether or not you choose to purchase services from us. Contact us at 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and press 4.
Part of the legacy DFO program? Go to the Direct Funding Option Portal