Where To Start?
#1 Is your child newly diagnosed?
Here are some helpful resources as you work to become more familiar with Autism.
100 Day Tool Kit for Families of Newly Diagnosed Young Children (PDF <3MB)
Are you looking to speak with someone?
You can reach our
Family Support Worker
by phone at 519-753-3153 ext 268
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Autism Ontario at 1-800-472-7789
#2 Are you eligible for the Ontario Autism Program (OAP)?
To be eligible to register for the Ontario Autism Program, your child must:
Be under age 18
Currently live in Ontario
Have a written diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder from a qualified professional
Your child’s written diagnosis must include:
Your child’s full name and date of birth
The date of your child’s assessment
A statement indicating that the child meets the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder
The qualified professional’s name and credentials
Are you looking for help with registration paperwork?
Call our Autism Services Family Support Worker at 519-753-3153 ext. 268
#3 Are you registered for the Ontario Autism Program?
You must fill out and submit the Ontario Autism Program registration form, provided by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (the Ministry).
Your child or youth must meet the program eligibility criteria to be registered.
Contact the Ministry’s central intake and registration team (CIRT) by emailing email@example.com or calling
You do not need to register again if you have previously registered your child for the Ontario Autism Program.
Your child’s registration date is based on when the Ministry receives your registration form and all supporting documents.
The registration list is controlled and monitored by the Ministry and Lansdowne staff is not able to access this information.
#4 Are you registered with Lansdowne Autism Services?
If you are interested in Autism services at Lansdowne or purchasing individual treatment, you will need to register directly with Lansdowne Autism Services.
This list is internally controlled and we can let you know if you are currently on our list to purchase treatment.
Registration for the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) or other Lansdowne services (i.e. Speech), does not automatically register you with Autism Services. Please complete a referral form with our SmartStart Hub team to get connected with Autism Services.
You can complete the online form, OR
call our team at 519.753.3153 x507.
One Time Funding
Childhood budgets provide money directly to you to purchase the services and supports that are most important to you and your child.
CLICK HERE for a list of eligible expenses.
including purchasing behavioural services, as well as other areas where you can spend your funding has been compiled.
Families with children under age six are eligible to receive $20,000 per child.
Families with children aged six and older are eligible to receive $5,000 per child.
Families who accept a childhood budget can be assured that their child’s position on the provincial waitlist will be maintained for entry into the new needs-based, sustainable Ontario Autism Program.
CLICK HERE for OAP information sessions, online
If you have received a childhood budget, you may be eligible to receive interim one-time funding after submitting your expense form and if you have not yet transitioned into core services in the new needs-based Autism program.