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.
Families who would like to register for the OAP or have questions about Childhood Budgets, can contact Kerry’s Place – Central Intake and Registration team by calling Toll-free at 1-888-444-4530, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This service is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and operates in partnership with Kerry’s Place Autism Services.
Fee for Service
In accordance with funding changes brought forward by the Ontario Government, Developmental Services Resource Centre is currently exploring Fee For Service options for services offered to our clients. Further information will be available soon.