Description (Service) Ontario Autism Program (OAP) services will be flexible, individualized and family-centred, and based on a clinical assessment of your child’s or youth’s unique needs. Services are not defined by your child’s age or the severity of their autism. All behavioural services delivered in the OAP are evidence based and integrate best research evidence into the decision making process. Family Choice for Service Streams:

DIRECT SERVICE OPTION : Each program is individualized to the needs of each child/youth and their family. Includes a parent/caregiver education and instruction component as well as an individualized skill acquisition program for the child/youth. Strategies are taught to families (parents and/or caregivers) in order to acquire, maintain and generalize skills to all areas of the child/youth’s life. Services are delivered through individual or group sessions as appropriate and are delivered in a variety of settings (i.e. home and community).

DIRECT FUNDING OPTION : Families find a private treatment provider that meets the individualized needs of their child/youth and family that is funded up to a maximum of $55 per hour. At each 6 month submission of the updated Behaviour Plan and budget, the family has the ability to switch from one service stream to another.

Family Support Worker(FSW) : Once you enter the OAP, you will be assigned a FSW. At any point, while you are in the OAP, you may access a FSW, who will be available to answer your questions. Your FSW will contact you to begin developing your OAP Family Service Plan so that your goals are at the centre of your OAP services and that all professionals working with your child are working collaboratively. Ongoing involvement of the FSW is optional for families.

Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Simcoe County ; York Region
Eligibility Ages: 17 year(s) and under 
Children and Youth 0-17 years of age (up to 18th birthday) 
Must have a confirmed Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis from a qualified professional 
Must live in York Region or Simcoe County
Application Referral by a parent, individual, doctor, and/or other agency/school board 
Contact Central Intake to register at 1-888-454-6275 
Inquiries about Wait List status call Kinark: 1-800-283-3377 
General information about program online at
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Address and Location
Site Location Lead Agency, Kerry's Place Autism Services, Central Region
Located In Community Aurora
Address & Map
38 Berczy St, Unit B
Aurora, ON L4G 1W9
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Intersection Industrial Pkwy S and Wellington St
Physical Access Partially Accessible ; Parking, Entrance and Washroom are accessible. Staff assistance will be required with entrance elevator and maybe with washroom door
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-713-6808 ext 347; 1-888-454-6275
Toll Free Phone Central Intake 1-888-454-6275 * Wait List Status Kinark Child and Family Services 1-800-283-3377
Fax 705-792-2775
Primary Contact Shana Gibson, Manager, Community Service, Kerry's Place Autism Services, Central Region; Phone: 905-713-6808 ext 383; Fax: 1-905-665-6304; Email:
Alternate Contact Andrea Earl, Coordinator, Community OAP Services, Kerry's Place Autism Services, Central Region; Phone: 905-713-6808 ext 347; Fax: 905-751-0407; Email:

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