Toronto, February 26, 2016 – Surrey Place Centre is pleased with the Government of Ontario’s 2016 Ontario Budget tabled Thursday by Finance Minister Charles Sousa that highlighted $333 million will be invested over the next five years to help improve autism services.
The funding will help ensure that more children will receive critical intervention earlier through services that are better matched to their needs.
“We are pleased to have worked in collaboration with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in the best interests of all the children, youth, adults, and families that we serve,” said Steven Finlay, Chief Executive Officer Surrey Place Centre. “We are committed to supporting families in the program and on the waitlist and will be working closely with them as we expand and improve autism services.”
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services will provide more information in the coming weeks.
“We know families will have important questions about this investment,” said Mr. Finlay. “We will share this information as soon as possible.”
In the meantime, there will be no immediate changes to services as result of this announcement.
About Surrey Place Centre
Surrey Place Centre provides specialized clinical services that are responsive to individual need and which promote health and well-being. In addition to the direct service role, the Centre facilitates system-wide access to information and supports. Our leadership in research, evaluation and education is directed toward advancing knowledge and practice in the field and building the capacity of service systems. As an organization we are committed to supporting the social inclusion of people with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, as well as young children challenged with visual impairments. For more information visit www.surreyplace.ca.
Ms. Irene Ogrodnik
Communications and Marketing Advisor
Surrey Place Centre
416-925-5141 ext. 3108