OAP Guidelines & Documents

OAP Guidelines / Framework

  • OAP Guidelines
    Provide operational guidance for autism service providers and set expectations for the delivery of the OAP across the province. The OAP Guidelines will continue to evolve as we work with families, clinical experts and stakeholders to improve how the OAP is delivered. The OAP Guidelines have been updated as of January 15, 2018.
  • OAP Clinical Framework
    Developed by the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Expert Committee and is used, along with the OAP Guidelines, to guide clinicians who work with families to assess their child’s needs, and plan their behavioural services. The framework also helps families understand how their child’s needs are assessed, how behavioural intervention services are planned, how their child’s progress is reviewed, how transition planning is undertaken, and how their family is involved in these processes.

OAP Documents

  • OAP Information Sheet
    A new document that provides families with information about the program and what service options are available to them. Families will receive this document from their Family Support Worker (title may differ across regional providers) to help make informed decisions about their service options.
  • Family Guide to OAP Clinical Teams
    This document will help families understand the roles, responsibilities and qualifications of OAP clinical team members.
  • OAP Clinical Supervisor Attestation
    This document serves as a declaration of the OAP Clinical Supervisor’s accountability and compliance with the OAP. It must be completed, signed and attached to every OAP Behaviour Plan. A signed copy is also to be provided to the family/youth.
  • Behaviour Plan Instructions
    This document serves as a declaration of the OAP Clinical Supervisor’s accountability and compliance with the OAP. It must be completed, signed and attached to every OAP Behaviour Plan. A signed copy is also to be provided to the family/youth.

OAP Templates

Independent Clinical Review

In the event that families have concerns about their child’s OAP Behaviour Plan, families should speak with their OAP service provider to discuss these concerns. If a family’s concerns cannot be resolved internally with their service provider, they can request an Independent Clinical Review of their child’s plan.