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 Interim One Time Funding 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.

Interim One Time Funding Sessions and Interim One Time Funding Drop-ins: Do you have questions about the Interim One Time Funding process? Have you received an Interim One Time Funding form? Autism Ontario’s network of Service Navigators is designed to ensure families don’t have to navigate alone. At these informative workshops, Service Navigators will provide a step-by-step guide to understanding Interim One Time Funding, including how to fill out your Interim One Time Funding form. This workshop is available to all parents and caregivers, and is designed to empower you with information. Whether your child is registered for the Ontario Autism Program, or waiting for Interim One Time Funding, this workshop will walk you through what each section means for you and your family.

In addition to the Information Sessions, our Service Navigators are also running Drop-in Sessions to support families in completing their OAP paperwork.

 

Information Session Dates and Locations
North Region

 

Wednesday, February 19th, 9:30am - 2:30pm - Bracebridge OAP Application Drop-in Session

Community Living Bracebridge, 15 Depot Dr, Bracebridge

Contact Erin Nightingale: erin@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x309

Register here

 

Wednesday, February 19th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Sudbury Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

Sudbury Main Library, 74 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury

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

Register here.

 

Thursday, February 20th, 9:30am - 11:30am - North Bay OAP and Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

North Bay - One Kids Place, 400 McKeown Avenue, North Bay

Contact Angele Paquette: angele@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-8899 x345

Register here.

 

Monday, February 24th, 9:00am - 12:00pm - Alliston OAP Application Drop-in Session

South Simcoe One Roof, 129 Yonge Street, Alliston

Contact Erin Nightingale: erin@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x309

Register here

 

Friday, February 28th, 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, March 4th, 9:00am - 4:00pm - Sault Ste. Marie OAP Application Drop-in Session

Autism Ontario Sault Ste. Marie, 123 March Street, Unit #18, Sault Ste. Marie

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

Register here.

 

Wednesday, March 4th, 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Barrie Childhood Budget Information Session - French

The Common Roof, 165 Ferris Lane, Barrie

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

Register here.

 

Thursday, March 5th, 10:00am - 2:00pm - Collingwood OAP Application Drop-in Session

Collingwood YMCA - CTN Location, 200 Hume Street, Collingwood

Contact Erin Nightingale: erin@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x309

Register here

 

Friday, March 6th, 9:30am - 12:30pm - Hunstville OAP Application Drop-in Session

Community Living Hunstville, 99 West Rd, Huntsville

Contact Erin Nightingale: erin@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x309

Register here

 

Tuesday, March 10th, 9:00am - 12:00pm - Orillia OAP Application Drop-in Session

The Common Roof, 169 Front Street South, Orillia

Contact Erin Nightingale: erin@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x309

Register here

 

Tuesday, March 10th, 1:30pm - 5:30pm - Sudbury OAP Application Drop-in Session

New Sudbury Library, 1346 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury

Contact Michelle Bascom: michelle@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x346

Register here

 

Wednesday, March 11th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm - Parry Sound OAP Application Drop-in Session

Community Living Parry Sound, 38 Joseph St, Parry Sound

Contact Erin Nightingale: erin@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x309

Register here

 

Tuesday, March 17th, 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Sudbury-Espanola OAP Application Drop-in Session - Bilingual

Children's Community Network, 407 Centre Street, Espanola

Contact Michelle Bascom: michelle@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x346

Register here

 

Wednesday, March 25th, 9:30am - 12:30pm - Bradford OAP Application Drop-in Session

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library, 425 Holland St W, Bradford

Contact Erin Nightingale: erin@autismontario.com, 1-800-472-7789 x309

Register here

West Region

 

Wednesday, March 5th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Paris Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

Jason's Wheelhouse, 60 Curtis Ave., North, Paris

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

Register here.

 

Tuesday, March 25th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Niagara Falls Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

New Leaf Autism & ABA Services, #3-4030 Montrose Rd., Niagara Falls

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

Register here.

Central Region

 

Thursday, February 20th, 1:30pm - 2:45pm - Guelph OAP and Childhood Budget Information Session

Guelph Public Library - East Side Branch - East Side Room, 1 Starwood Drive, Guelph

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

Register here.

 

Monday, March 9th, 5:00pm - 6:30pm - Pickering OAP & Childhood Budget Information Session - Bilingual

Pickering Central Library, 1 Esplanade S, Pickering

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

Register here.

 

Tuesday, March 10th, 9:00am - 10:30am - 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.

Toronto Region

 

Tuesday, February 18th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm - 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.

East Region

 

Thursday, February 20th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Peterborough OAP Information Session

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

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

Register here.

 

Wednesday, March 4th, 5:30pm - 7:00 - Kingston OAP Information Session

Ongwanada, 191 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston

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

Register here

 

Thursday, March 5th, 5:30pm - 7:00 - Pembroke OAP Information Session

Pembroke Public Library, - Conference Room, 237 Victoria Street, Pembroke

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

Register here

 

Tuesday, March 31st, 12:00pm - 2:00pm - Bancroft OAP Information Session

North Hastings Community Integration Association, 113 Hastings Street North, Bancrof

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

Register here.