Ontario Autism Program Family Service Coordination
About the Service
Complete information about the Ontario Government’s Ontario Autism Program may be found at www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/autism/ontario-autism-program.aspx
Catulpa Community Support Services continues to host Family Service Coordinators within Simcoe County. Please note that updated referral information may be found below.
The Role of the Family Service Coordinator
- Develops a family service plan based on family-centered decision making. Families are actively engaged in the assessment, goal-setting and intervention planning process for their child
- The Family Service Coordinator uses a collaborative approach to support the child’s needs at home, in the community, at school and with the child’s behaviour team
To enquire about OAP Foundational Family resource and clinic days for funding, recreation and respite please call 705-733-3227×2099. This phone line is being checked daily and someone will get back to you quickly.
OAP Foundational Family Services’ Information Sessions
No-cost, virtual information sessions for parents and caregivers are held each month. Sessions will provide resource information on a variety of topics. You can find all of Catulpa’s upcoming OAP Foundational Family Services’ Information Sessions for Parents and Caregivers by visiting the Catulpa Events page here.
Children and youth with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder from a qualified professional are eligible for the program up until the age of eighteen. Services are flexible and individualized and are based on need.
The intensity and duration of the services a child or youth receives is based on their needs and strengths, regardless of age. Each child’s service plan will be determined by clinical assessment.
There is no fee for families of eligible children and youth.
Feedback about Catulpa Services and Programs
Catulpa Community Support Services is interested in how you feel about your services and programs, whether a compliment or complaint. Your feedback is important since it can help us to improve. Your feedback will never negatively impact any of the services or programs we provide you.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.