Please visit the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services website to learn about the Ontario Autism Program and support for children with autism. There, you will find how to register for the program and get information about funding and service options.
You can also reach them at:
Toll free number: 1-888-444-4530
Our local Autism Ontario chapter - Autism Ontario Windsor Essex - is available to assist parents of children/youth diagnosed with ASD to find services to purchase with their new OAP Childhood Budget, to provide information in their communities and to find qualified service providers and to share resources. For more information, please contact OAP Service Navigation Autism Ontario at 1-800-472-7789, or visit their website.
Staff employed by the John McGivney Children's Centre provide services to children and youth with autism in Windsor-Essex, as a part of the TVCC Autism Services program. Please visit the Autism/Behavioural Services section on the TVCC website for more information.
New: Ontario Autism Program Caregiver-Mediated Early Years Programs
As part of the changes to the Ontario Autism Program (OAP), all children who are 12 to 48 months (4 years) old and registered in the OAP are eligible and will be invited to participate in caregiver-mediated early years programs for free. The JMCC will be offering the PLAY program. For more information please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-autism-program-caregiver-mediated-early-years-programs.
To view more information about the new Caregiver-Mediated Early Years Programs we are providing locally, including the PLAY Project, please click here.