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New to Service

Children and youth with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, from a qualified professional will be eligible for the OAP up until the age of 18.
In Toronto call Surrey Place Centre at 416-925-5141 ext. 2289

If your child has not been diagnosed please contact one of the five regional diagnostic hubs in Ontario. To locate the regional diagnostic hub please visit.
In Toronto call Hollandbloorview at (416) 425-6220 ext 3334

Waiting for Service

My child/youth is on the IBI waitlist. How does my family join the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) in the Toronto region?

As of June 26, 2017, your current service provider will automatically add your family to the new OAP waitlist based on the original date your child was referred to the IBI program.

When your child’s space becomes available in the OAP, your family will be offered the choice of receiving IBI services through the regional provider (Direct Service Option) or purchased with funding through a private provider (Direct Funding Option).

Receiving Service

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

A: 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.

Partner Agencies

In Toronto, the new Ontario Autism Program will be delivered in partnership by Adventure Place, Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre, Etobicoke Children’s Centre, Geneva Centre for Autism, Kerry’s Place Autism Services and Surrey Place Centre.  The new partnership will deliver outcome oriented and evidence based-services under the name Toronto Autism Services.