Updates on the Ontario Autism Program (OAP)
For the latest updates on the Ontario Autism Program, please visit the Ministry website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/autism-ontario
March 26, 2020 - NEW!
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the ministry is extending the March 31, 2020 deadline for families to submit their Ontario Autism Program registration form and supporting documents in order for their child or youth to be eligible for interim one-time funding. A new deadline will be established at a future date. Please continue to visit the Ministry website for updates.
December 17, 2019
Ontario to Implement Needs-Based Autism Program In-Line with Advisory Panel's Advice
MCCSS Minister Todd Smith has announced additional information regarding changes to the Ontario Autism Program and moving towards a needs-based autism program.
Announcement - December 17, 2019
July 29, 2019
Ontario is Working Towards a Needs-Based and Sustainable Autism Program
MCCSS Minister Todd Smith has announced changes to the Ontario Autism Program and moving towards a needs-based autism program by April 2020.
Announcement - July 29, 2019
May 1, 2019
MCCSS Invites Families to Participate in Ontario Autism Consultations
The Ministry is engaging in a month-long series of public consultations on how children and youth with autism can better be supported. Public consultations are being conducted through an online survey and telephone town halls. Input will be used to determine how best to provide additional supports to children and youth with autism who have complex needs through additional direct funding. To read more and to register to participate, visit the Ministry website.
Announcement - May 1, 2019
April 2, 2019
Ontario Government to Conduct Consultations to Continue to Enhance New Ontario Autism Program
Today the Ministers of Children, Community and Social Services, Education and Health and Long-Term Care jointly announced that the Ontario government will be conducting consultations to further enhance the new Ontario Autism Program (OAP).
March 21, 2019
Enhancements to the Ontario Autism Program
The Minister of Children, Community and Social Services announced enhancements made to the Ontario Autism Program that included changes to the childhood budgets, expanding eligible services and allowing for a proper transition for families who currently have an Ontario Autism Program Behaviour Plan.
February 6, 2019
Changes to the Ontario Autism Program
On February 6th, the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) announced changes to the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) effective April 1st, 2019.