In partnership with Kerry’s Place Autism Services (KPAS), Developmental Services Resource Centre – Waterloo Region (DSRC) provides OAP interventions and supports to children 9 through 17 years of age, from the Region of Waterloo.
What is the Ontario Autism Program (OAP)?
For full details of the Ontario Autism Program, please visit the MCCSS website by clicking here.
Using an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)-based approach, services and supports will focus on addressing the needs that children and youth with an ASD have in the following key developmental areas:
- Challenging Behaviour
- Cognitive Functions
- Personal Responsibility/Adaptive
- Play and Leisure
- School Readiness
- Self Regulation
Parents/caregivers will work together with consultants to develop a goal and implement behaviour support plans with the result being that they can use that skill once service ends.
Children and youth of age 0-17 (up to 18th birthday) are eligible for services if they have confirmation of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis from a qualified professional. Diagnoses may be made by family physicians, pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists and psychological associates.
ABA Services through DSRC are provided for children and youth aged 9 – 17 years. The Ontario Autism Program (OAP) is currently working towards developing a new needs-based and sustainable autism program.
Families who require information about the OAP should:
- Visit the OAP website https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-autism-program
- Contact the Central Intake and Registration Team at 1-888-444-4530.
Fee for Service
In accordance with funding changes brought forward by the Ontario Government, DSRC (a division of Sunbeam Centre) created Brightside ABA Services. Brightside provides fee-for-service ABA services that focus on skill development and a variety of behavioural goals. Brightside provides services to individuals with diagnoses such as ASD, ADHD, FASD, and developmental disability. For more information about Brightside, please visit our website at https://brightsideabaservices.com/about