Autism Intervention Program (AIP)
PLEASE NOTE: Programs are under construction as we transition to the new Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Please see the Ministry of Children Community & Social Services (MCCSS) website for the most up to date information.
CHANGES TO THE ONTARIO AUTISM PROGRAM
On February 6, 2019 the Ontario government announced significant changes to the Ontario Autism Program. Many of the changes started April 1, 2019 and impact how autism services are provided by Lansdowne in the future.
On July 29, 2019 Minister Smith announced Ontario is taking steps to provide continuity of service while providing the necessary time to design a new needs-based autism program by April 2020. Families will continue to receive services outlined in their current OAP Behaviour Plan until its end date. Families will then be able to renew their plan for a second six month extension of up to 6 months at their current level of intensity, or less where clinically appropriate.
For children not in service, childhood budgets will continue to be issed to families as the province works towards a needs-based program.
These announcements will result in changes to the autism services that Lansdowne provides. Lansdowne is actively exploring the types of services we will be able to offer.
The most up to date information for families is always available on the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) website. Please check this page regularly for new information. Find up to date information by searching ‘Ontario Autism Program’ or click on: http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/autism/ontarioautism-program.aspx
We recognize these are unsettling times, however please be assured Lansdowne is focused on supporting our children and youth, families and employees through these changes while we plan the types of services we can offer in the future. This has included a summer 2019 fee-for-service Recreation Camp. Stay tuned for more services.
If you have questions please contact Sophie at (519) 753-3153 ext. 268