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Guidelines for Ontario Autism Programs

Autism Programs in Ontario

The Ontario Autism Program is managed and administered by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services. This program is dedicated to providing financial support to families of children with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Under this program, children receive financial assistance until the age of 18.

In this blog, we are going to talk about the Ontario Programs in detail and how you can utilize them.

Steps to register your children to Ontario Autism Program:

  • Fill up and submit the Autism services Ontario Program registration form.

  • Provide all the supporting documents.

  • If you have more than one child with ASD, you need o fill out a separate registration form for each one.

  • Once the ministry receives your registration form along with all the supporting documents, a registration date will be provided.


  • The child must be under 18 years of age.

  • Must be residing in Ontario.

  • Must have the written diagnosis of Autism from a qualified medical professional.

Here are some of the plans available under the Ontario Autism Program:-

1. (Need-Based) Ontario Autism Program:

This program is based on age:

  • Eligible children between the ages of 0 to 9 will receive up to $65,000, based on their needs.

  • Eligible children between the ages of 10 to 14 will receive up to $41,000 based on their needs.

  • Eligible children between the ages of 15 to 18 will receive up to $31,900 based on their needs.

2. Interim One Time Funding:

Due to COVID-19, all-new, eligible Ontario Autism Program applicants who submitted complete registration forms & supporting documents by March 31, 2021, will receive one-time funding. Families will be able to afford eligible services & supports with interim one-time funding. Accepting this funding will not affect the eligibility for the Ontario Autism Program, which is based on needs.

The waitlist position for your child or youth on the Ontario Autism Program will be maintained. You have the duration of18 months to use your one-time interim funding and submit your expense form. In this way, the program has given you six months to spend your interim one-time funding and submit your expense form.

3. Renewing your interim one-time funding:

If you have already obtained interim one-time financial support, you may be able to qualify for an additional payment of $20,000 or $5,000 depending on your child’s or youth’s age on April 1, 2021. In one simple step, submit your expenses for your initial payment and apply for an additional payment using our online form.

C.A.R.E Ltd is an Autism therapy clinic offering Summer Social Skills Program. The program addresses attending skills, interaction with peers and group instructions for early learners. Group instructions, perspective-taking, self-regulation, building friendships, and theory of mind are addressed within the older groups.

Social Programs are available year-round. They offer summer programs starting from July 2nd, 2022 with a 1 to 3 ratio.

C.A.R.E therapy clinic is located within reach of each and every individual, so if you are looking for an Autism Clinic or Autism Center in Toronto, York region, Simcoe County , we're here to help. We specialize in ABA intervention (IBI), Social Skills and increasing adaptive and independent living skills.


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