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What is the difference between CommunityConnect and the OAP Provider List?

CommunityConnect and the OAP Provider List are two distinct lists with different purposes!

In order to be listed on the OAP Provider List, service providers must have demonstrated and verified experience working with people on the autism spectrum.

CommunityConnect, however, only requires that the service provider has expressed a desire to work with people on the autism spectrum. “Verified” professionals on this list are those who have provided their professional registration numbers.

OAP Provider List

The Ontario Autism Program (OAP) Provider List is an online listing of Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists and Clinical Supervisors of behavioural services for children and youth with autism. It is a resource that Ontario families can use to search for, select, and confirm the qualifications of those providing OAP services.


CommunityConnect is a centralized community portal where you can search for autism services, and Autism Ontario resources and events. Open to:

  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists
  • Dentists and Dental Hygienists
  • Physicians
  • Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists
  • Opticians and Optometrists
  • Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Chiropractors and Massage Therapists
  • Experienced Autism related service providers (eg. Respite, ABA)


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