705-733-3227 info@catulpa.on.ca

Ontario Autism Program Family Service Coordinator iconOntario Autism Program Foundational Family Services

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


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 provide information on a variety of topics, including Mindfulness, Inclusive Recreation, Financial Fundamentals and more. An OAP Reference Number is required for participation in these sessions. To register for any of our upcoming sessions, please connect directly with us at oapffs@catulpa.on.ca or visit our EventBrite page at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/catulpa-community-support-services-46788985173


AccessOAP is building a new way for families to connect with autism services and supports across Ontario. We are here to help families with children on the autism spectrum:

  • Register for and navigate the Ontario Autism Program (OAP), and
  • Make informed choices about the services and supports available to them.

For helpful resources to support you in registering for or transitioning to AccessOAP, check out the helpful guides below: 

About The York Simcoe Autism Network (YSAN)

The network is a partnership of service providers that is bound by a shared vision – to build a coordinated, family-centred network that emphasizes an integrated approach to client care with a single point of entry where families can access the network and all of the services through any YSAN organization. The network aims to help families access the right services that meet the needs of their family.

YSAN is comprised of 11 organizations, including Catulpa Community Support Services, Children’s Treatment Network, CLH Developmental Support Services, Empower Simcoe, Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Kinark Child and Family Services, Mackenzie Health, Oak Valley Health (Markham Stouffville Hospital), Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, York Region Early Intervention Services, and York Support Services Network.

The York Simcoe Autism Network is delivering the Entry to School program as well as Caregiver-mediated Early Years (CMEY) programs in York Region and Simcoe County.

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.