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My child is currently receiving IBI Services. How will he/she join the Ontario Autism Program?

If your child is receiving Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) services, they will continue at their current level of service until their next scheduled progress assessment, regardless of their age.

If your child is currently receiving IBI services through a private provider (Direct Funding Option), your family has the option to continue with that service provider until the new direct funding option is available at the end of the year.

Your child’s progress assessment: At your child’s next scheduled progress assessment, his or her needs will be assessed and your service provider will work in collaboration with your family to develop a new Ontario Autism Program (OAP) Family Service Plan. At this point in time, your child will begin to transition into the new OAP. Guided by the information shared by your family and the results of your assessment, your child will receive evidence-based behavioural intervention based on his/her needs, strengths and goals.

My child is currently receiving ABA-based services and supports. How will he/she access the OAP?

If your child is currently in the process of receiving or is scheduled to receive ABA-based services and supports, he/she will proceed with finishing the current block of service. Once the current ABA service block is completed, your service provider will work in collaboration with your family to provide recommendations for Family Services and Learning (e.g., Family education, service navigation, clinic days) based on your child’s needs, strengths and goals. At this time, your child will join the OAP waitlist.

For more information visit Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

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