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Ontario Autism Program (OAP)

The Ontario Autism Program (OAP) is funded through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS). The OAP has a range of services and supports you and your child can access once registered.

Who can register for the Ontario Autism Program?

To register for the Ontario Autism Program, children must:

  • be under the 18 years of age, and
  • currently live in Ontario, and
  • have a written diagnosis of autism from a qualified professional

If your child has a diagnosis of autism

If your child has a diagnosis of autism from a qualified professional, be sure to register your child with the Ontario Autism Program as soon as possible! https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-autism-program

To register, or if you have questions:

MCCSS Central Resource Team
1-888-444-4530
oap@ontario.ca 
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
P.O. Box 193
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1N3

If your child does not yet have a diagnosis of autism

If your child does not yet have a diagnosis of autism, have your child assessed.

Talk with your primary care provider about a referral to a local pediatrician.

OR

Contact Pathways Health Centre to be placed on the Autism Diagnostic Hub waitlist. 519 542 3471 ext. 1295 autism@pathwayscentre.org
Pathways Health Centre for Children partners with Hamilton Health Sciences – McMaster Children’s Hospital for the delivery of local autism diagnostics in Lambton County. Pediatricians with expertise in childhood development hold clinics throughout the year for autism diagnosis. The physician at the clinic may be a local pediatrician or a visiting pediatrician from another community.

Pathways Services for those Registered in the Ontario Autism Program

Pathways is pleased to be partnering in the OAP to offer information, support, education and treatment for children and youth with autism and their families. To access some of these services, children need to be registered with the OAP. Contact us to find out more 519 542 3471 ext. 1291 or autism@pathwayscentre.org.

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