Ontario Autism Program For North East Region

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Families will Experience • The right door every time • One waitlist for autism services in North Eastern Ontario

Accessing Child and Youth Autism Services and Information in North Eastern Ontario

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Welcome to the Ontario Autism Program for North Eastern Ontario

Ontario is transforming the way that children and youth with autism, and their families, receive services and supports through the new Ontario Autism Program, which will begin on June 26. The new program will ensure all families of children and youth with autism receive flexible, family-centred services based on each child’s unique needs. The government is committed to ensuring all families are supported through a smooth and seamless transition as they enter the new program.

PHASE ONE: Reach the Right Door Every Time

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca (Hands) and One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre (One Kids Place) provide autism services for children and youth across North Eastern Ontario. Hands and One Kids Place are strong community partners, committed to working towards providing more integrated autism services for children, youth and families. Both organizations will continue to provide complementary services in the best interest of individuals and families in our communities.

Hands and One Kids Place will ensure families reach the right door every time, regardless of which organization receives the call, through improved information sharing. Beginning June 2017, one call to either organization will give families across North Eastern Ontario access to one waitlist and a simple, integrated service experience, as part of the first phase of the Ontario Autism Program.