Core Service invites are going out for the Ontario Autism Program – What you need to know

Ministry Information Sessions about the launch of Core Services

Registering for the pilot program

Here’s the link that parents will be sent to apply:

For those in Behaviour Plans (“legacy kids”):

For those with an active Childhood Budget or Interim One-Time Funding agreement

Terms of Funding

The terms are straightforward, but are incredibly important to understand as you go forward with the new program.

  • I understand that I have one year or up to 12 months (from and including my funding start date, until and including my funding end date) to spend the funding.
  • I understand that if the cost of the expenses that I choose to incur for my child or youth exceeds the amount of funding provided under this agreement, the ministry will not be responsible for paying the difference.
  • I understand that I will be required to submit an expense form to the ministry showing a summary of how the funding was spent and when payments were made, including when services (if applicable) were provided.
  • I understand that the funding I spend may be subject to an audit, and if I am unable to provide proof of how funding was spent or if I spend funding on ineligible expenses, my funding cannot be reconciled and that any unreconciled funding will impact the amount of Ontario Autism Program funding for core clinical services that I will be eligible to receive on behalf of my child or youth in future year(s).
  • I understand the Ontario Autism Program core clinical services includes: Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, mental health services and technology, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) at the recommendation of a regulated health professional or Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). I understand that I can only use the funding provided under this agreement to purchase services and supports from the list of eligible core clinical services for the child or youth, and I agree to utilize the funding only for such purposes. I understand that I am responsible for repaying the ministry for any amount that is spent on ineligible services and supports.

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Patrick Monaghan

Patrick Monaghan

Dad to 2 kids on the spectrum. Autism Advocate.