On December 3, 2021, The Government of Ontario made an announcement, Ontario Increasing Access to Services for Children with Autism, which included news about the new Independent Intake Organization (IIO).
The IIO will make it easier for families to access services in the needs-based Ontario Autism Program (OAP) and help families navigate the program from intake to funding.
The IIO will be delivered through a partnership between Accerta Services Inc., McMaster University (Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) and the Offord Centre for Child Studies), HealthCare 365, and Autism Ontario.
Autism Ontario is proud to be part of this important group.
"Supporting Ontario families with children on the autism spectrum across the province has been a priority for Autism Ontario for 50 years. We are pleased to continue that evolving work through a partnership with Accerta, HealthCare365, and McMaster University, which will allow us to help families navigate the Ontario Autism Program."
Executive Director, Autism Ontario