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August 15, 2019

Ontario to consult on regulation of behavioural clinicians who provide autism therapy

TORONTO — Ontario is putting children, youth and vulnerable people first by strengthening the oversight of behavioural clinicians who provide Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), a therapy that primarily supports people with autism. As recommended by experts and supported by families, regulation of ABA behavioural clinicians will set standard expect...

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August 13, 2019

Minister Todd Smith Recognizes Unique Needs of Families in the North

This past week Minister Smith met with several families in northern Ontario to learn about their unique service needs. I appreciate the Minister taking the time to hear directly from families and for accepting my invitation to meet so that CCR could communicate your concerns and offer innovative solutions for the new Ontario Autism Program. It is e...

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August 1, 2019

What the New Autism Announcement Means for Families in the North

Minister Todd Smith announced on July 29, 2019 that Ontario is working towards a needs-based and sustainable autism program. https://news.ontario.ca/needs-based-and-sustainable-autism-program. You have been asking what this announcement means for your family. While we are happy that the families currently in service will get a six month extension, ...

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July 17, 2019

Our Transition Continues

As you are aware, effective March 31, 2020 CCR will no longer receive funding to deliver the Ontario Autism Program. Thank you for your ongoing patience as we transition our services accordingly. We are aware of your serious concern that your family may not have access to the services that you need. It is therefore with mixed emotions that I am ann...

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June 28, 2019

Welcome Minister Todd Smith

Recently the Ford government underwent a cabinet shuffle. We would like to welcome our new Minister Todd Smith and trust that he will take the time to engage and collaborate with us. Since April 1, 2019, CCR has been working to redefine our organizational structure and business model to align with the new Ontario Autism Program. Our purpose has be...

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May 31, 2019

CCR’s response to Provincial Advisory Panel

On April 12, 2019, the CCR Board of Directors reached out to MCCSS to offer our support in the selection of participants for the Advisory Panel. The letter stressed the importance of accessing parents, professionals and skilled Board Members that work and live in the North in order to provide a true reflection of the issues. Our geography and popul...

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May 23, 2019

Clarification about registering for OAP

Over the last several weeks, we have received a number of calls from families seeking clarification about registering for the program, confirming placement on the waitlist, and information about accessing childhood budgets. We are happy to assist you in any way we can. If your child is currently registered for the program, you do not have to regist...

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May 3, 2019

Information about Telephone Town Hall’s

Families in the North have unique challenges that will require thoughtful consideration and solutions. There will be a Telephone Town Hall on Monday, May 6, 2019 for Northern and rural families. Please make sure your voices are heard. Families throughout the North are excellent advocates and have done an incredible job highlighting the critical com...

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