Today the Minister of Children and Youth Services (MCYS), the Honourable Michael Coteau, announced that the ministry is moving forward with the design and implementation of a new direct funding option as part of the new Ontario Autism Program (OAP).
Families have conveyed how important it is to have choice when it comes to the new OAP. The new direct funding option will give families the choice and flexibility of services they need and will be available by the end of the year. During the transition period, services will continue to be provided through existing regional autism service providers.
“We work extremely hard to ensure the people that rely on us, specifically young people with autism and their families, get the important services and support they need. By continuing to work together with the Ontario government, we – and our partner agencies – are committed to improving services for children and youth with autism.”Steven Finlay, Chief Executive Officer Surrey Place Centre
To learn more about the new Ontario Autism Program please visit the Government of Ontario’s website.
For the official MCYS News Release and detailed information please click here.