Aisling Discoveries will be offering fee-for-services commencing in early April 2019. We will share more details on this soon.
On March 21st, 2019 the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services made an announcement regarding enhancements to the Ontario Autism Program. You can read the press release at this link: https://news.ontario.ca/mcys/en/2019/03/ontario-enhancing-support-for-ch...
We are pleased to learn that the announcement included the following changes:
• Removing income testing for Childhood Budgets: All families of children and youth under the age of 18 with a written diagnosis of autism from a qualified professional will now be eligible for a Childhood Budget. Children under the age of six will receive $20,000 annually in direct funding, while those six and over will receive $5,000 annually.
• Further expanding eligible services: Through Childhood Budgets, families will have access to a broader range of eligible services, such as speech language pathology, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. Full details on eligible services will be posted on the ministry's website in early April.
• Families of children who currently have an Ontario Autism Program Behaviour Plan: Families will continue to receive the services outlined in that plan until its end date and will be able to renew for six months at its current level of intensity.
It has been our privilege to serve families in Scarborough and East York for the last 20 years. We are proud of the high quality, evidence-based services our staff have provided to children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and their families.
We are committed to our clients and we are working very hard to prepare so we are ready to serve families with autism as best we can under the fee-for service model.
For more information, visit the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services web site:
Ontario Autism Program