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 MCYS 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 pschological associates. Eligibility for this program is determined by ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development.
ABA Services through DSRC are provided for children and youth aged 9 – 17 years. Services for children aged 0-8 years are offered by ErinoakKids in partnership with KidsAbility.
Referrals can be made by calling ErinoakKids at 1-877-374-6625, then Press 1. For more information on eligibility and services, go to http://www.erinoakkids.ca
This service is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and operates in partnership with Kerry’s Place Autism Services and ErinoakKids.