OAP Information Sessions

Autism Ontario offers support to all families interested in accessing the Ontario Autism Program (OAP), currently registered in the program and waiting for a Childhood Budget or families currently receiving services. We provide workshops, training sessions and individual direct support.

 

OAP Information Sessions:

OAP Orientation: Do you have questions about the new Ontario Autism Program? Autism Ontario can help answer your questions and support you in navigating the changes in the system. At this workshop, you will learn what these changes are, how they affect you and your family, and what a Childhood Budget is. You’ll also get to know Autism Ontario and their new Service Navigation program, designed to help families navigate the OAP and Childhood Budget, find qualified providers, learn about the autism supports and services in your region, and have opportunities to connect with other local families to share knowledge, provide support, and build community.

OAP Childhood Budget: Do you have questions about the OAP Childhood Budget process? Have you received a Childhood Budget form? Autism Ontario’s network of Service Navigators is designed to ensure families don’t have to navigate alone. At this workshop, Service Navigators will provide a step-by-step guide to the Childhood Budget, including how to understand and fill out your Childhood Budget form. This workshop is available to all parents and caregivers, and is designed to empower them with information. Whether your child is registered for the Ontario Autism Program or not, whether you are waiting for a Childhood Budget or your child is currently receiving behavioural services, this Childhood Budget workshop will walk you through what each section means for you and your family.

 

 

Information Session Dates and Locations
North Region

 

Tuesday, November 19th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Orillia Childhood Budget Information Session 

The Common Roof, 169 Front St S, Orillia

Contact Erin Nightingale: erin@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-8899 x309

Register here.

 

Tuesday, November 19th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm - Sault Ste. Marie Childhood Budget Information Session 

Child and Community Resources, 776 Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie

Contact Vickie Kern: vickie@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-8899 x235

Register here.

 

Thursday, November 21st, 10:00am - 12:00pm - Thunder Bay Childhood Budget Information Session

Child & Community Resources, 1159 Alloy Dr., Suite 104, Thunder Bay

Contact Shannon Bell: shannon@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-8899 x235

Register here.

 

Tuesday, November 26th, 10:00am - 12:00pm - Sudbury Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

Child & Community Resources, 52 Gill Street, Sudbury

Contact Michelle Bascom: michelle@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-8899 x346

Register here

 

Tuesday, November 26th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Huntsville OAP Information Session

Community Living Huntsville, 99 West Rd., Huntsville

Contact Erin Nightingale: erin@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-8899 x309

Register here.

 

Thursday, November 28th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Penetanguishene OAP Information Session - Bilingual

Penetanguishene Public Library, 24 Simcoe St., Penetanguishene 

Contact Erin Nightingale: erin@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-8899 x309

or Angèle Paquette for French: angele@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x345

Register here.

 

Thursday, November 28th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Thunder Bay Childhood Budget Information Session

Child & Community Resources, 1159 Alloy Dr., Suite 104, Thunder Bay

Contact Shannon Bell: shannon@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-8899 x235

Register here.

 

Tuesday, December 3rd, 10:00am - 12:00pm - Sault Ste. Marie Childhood Budget Information Session 

Child and Community Resources, 776 Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie

Contact Vickie Kern: vickie@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-8899 x235

Register here.

 

Wednesday, December 11th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Sudbury Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

Child & Community Resources, 662 Falconbridge Rd., Sudbury

Contact Michelle Bascom: michelle@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-8899 x346

Register here.

 

Wednesday, December 18th, 10:00am - 12:00pm - Sudbury Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

Child & Community Resources, 662 Falconbridge Rd., Sudbury

Contact Michelle Bascom: michelle@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-8899 x346

Register here.

 

West Region

 

Tuesday, November 12th, 9:00am - 11:00am -  Brantford Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

Landsdown Children's Center, 39 Mount Pleasant St., Brantford

Contact Kim McAlpine: kim@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x343

Register here. 

 

Tuesday, November 12th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm -  Brantford Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

Landsdown Children's Center, 39 Mount Pleasant St., Brantford

Contact Kim McAlpine: kim@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x343

Register here. 

 

Thursday, November 21st, 1:00pm - 3:00pm -  Dunnville Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

Haldimand County Public Library - Dunnville Branch, 317 Chestnut St., Dunnville

Contact Kim McAlpine: kim@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x343

Register here. 

 

Thursday, November 21st, 5:00pm - 7:00pm -  Dunnville Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

Haldimand County Public Library - Dunnville Branch, 317 Chestnut St., Dunnville

Contact Kim McAlpine: kim@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x343

Register here. 

 

Tuesday, November 26th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm - Flesherton OAP Information Session

South East Grey Support Services - Frontier Pavilion, 774292 Highway 10 North, Flesherton

Contact Jessica Steele: jessica@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x344

Register here.

 

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Woodstock Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

Wellkin Child and Youth Mental Wellness Centre, 912 Dundas St., Woodstock

Contact Kim McAlpine: kim@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x343

Register here. 

 

Tuesday, December 3rd, 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Woodstock Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

Wellkin Child and Youth Mental Wellness Centre, 912 Dundas St., Woodstock

Contact Kim McAlpine: kim@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x343

Register here. 

 

Tuesday, December 10th, 10:00am - 12:00pm - Owen Sound Childhood Budget Information Session

Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library, 824 1st Ave West, Owen Sound

Contact Jessica Steele: jessica@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x344

Register here.

 

Wednesday, December 11th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Wingham Childhood Budget Information Session

Royal Oaks Health and Wellness Centre, 271 Francces Street, Wingham

Contact Jessica Steele: jessica@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x344

Register here.

Central Region

 

Tuesday, November 12th, 10:00am - 11:30am - Kitchener OAP and Childhood Budget Information Session

Developmental Services Resource Centre Waterloo Region, 205 - 1120 Victoria St. N., Kitchener

Contact Liz Boyd: liz.b@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x342

Register here

 

Tuesday, November 12th, 12:00pm - 2:00pm - Oshawa OAP & Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

Autism Ontario, 50 Richmond St. E, Suite 104, Oshawa

Contact Miska Jones: miska@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x338

Register here.

 

Wednesday, November 13th, 10:00am - 11:30am - Oakville OAP and Childhood Budget Information Session

Monarch House, 1405 North Service Rd. E, Unit 103, Oakville

Contact Liz Boyd: liz.b@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x342

Register here

 

Tuesday, November 19th, 10:00am - 11:00am - Aurora OAP & Childhood Budget Information Session

Kerry's Place Autism Services, 34 Berczy St., Aurora

Contact Robyn Golding: robyn@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x339

Register here.

 

Wednesday, November 20th, 6:45pm - 7:45pm - Mississauga OAP Information Session

Mississauga Valley Community Centre, 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd, Mississauga

Contact Ben Bukuru: ben@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x341

Register here.

 

Tuesday, November 26th, 10:00am - 12:00pm - Hamilton Childhood Budget Information Session

Fortinos 1579 Main St W, Upstairs in the Community Room, Hamilton

Contact Liz Mitchell: liz.m@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x314

Register here

 

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Oshawa OAP & Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

Autism Ontario, 50 Richmond St. E, Suite 104, Oshawa

Contact Miska Jones: miska@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x338

Register here.

 

Wednesday, December 4th, 10:00am - 12:00pm - Orangeville OAP Information Session

Kerry's Place Autism Services, 77 Broadway, Orangeville

Contact Ben Bukuru: ben@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x341

Register here.

 

Tuesday, December 10th, 10:00am - 12:00pm - Hamilton Childhood Budget Information Session

Fortinos 1579 Main St W, Upstairs in the Community Room, Hamilton

Contact Liz Mitchell: liz.m@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x314

Register here

 

Thursday, December 12th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Whitby OAP & Childhood Budget Information Session 

Whitby Public Library, 405 Dundas St W, Whitby

Contact Miska Jones: miska@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x338

Register here.

Toronto Region

 

Thursday, November 21st, 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Toronto Childhood Budget Information Session

The Macaulay Child Development Centre, 2010 Eglinton Ave W #400, Toronto

Contact Karie Evelyn: karie@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x340

Register here.

 

Monday, November 25th, 10:00am - 12:00pm - Etobicoke Childhood Budget Information Session

The Etobicoke Children's Centre, 65 Hartsdale Drive, Etobicoke

Contact Karie Evelyn: karie@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x340

Register here.

 

Monday, November 25th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm - Etobicoke Childhood Budget Information Session

Alphabee Inc, 100 The East Mall Unit 3, Etobicoke

Contact Karie Evelyn: karie@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x340

Register here.

 

Tuesday, December 10th, 10:00am - 3:00pm - Scarborough Childhood Budget Information Session

Scarborough Civic Centre Library, 156 Borough Drive, Scarborough

Contact Karie Evelyn: karie@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x340

Register here.

East Region

 

Saturday, November 9th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Peterborough OAP Information Session

Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. N, Peterborough

Contact Jamie Read: jamie@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x317

Register here.

 

Tuesday, November 12th, 10:00am - 11:30am - Kitchener OAP and Childhood Budget Information Session

Developmental Services Resource Centre Waterloo Region. 205 - 1120 Victoria St. N., Kitchener

Contact Hayley Stolarchuk: hayley@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x253

Register here.

 

Tuesday, November 19th, 5:00pm - 6:30pm - Kingston (Sydenham) OAP Information Session

EarlyON Sydenham, 4365 Mill Street, Sydenham

Contact Hayley Stolarchuk: hayley@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x253

Register here.

 

Monday, November 25th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Kingston OAP Information Session

Maltby Centre, 31 Hyperion Court, Kingston

Contact Hayley Stolarchuk: hayley@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x253

Register here.

 

Wednesday, November 27th, 12:30pm - 2:00pm - Belleville OAP Information Session

Community Living Belleville and Area 91 Millennium Parkway, Belleville

Contact Tiffany MacDonald: tiffany@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x312

Register here.

 

Wednesday, November 27th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Belleville OAP Information Session

Community Living Belleville and Area 91 Millennium Parkway, Belleville

Contact Tiffany MacDonald: tiffany@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x312

Register here.

 

Wednesday, December 4th, 10:30am - 12:30pm - Lindsay OAP Information Session

Lindsay Public Library, 190 Kent St. West, Lindsay

Contact Jamie Read: jamie@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x317

Register here.

 

Thursday, December 5th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Peterborough OAP Information Session

Five Counties Children's Centre, 872 Dutton Rd., Peterborough

Contact Jamie Read: jamie@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x317

Register here.