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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 register again. If you are unsure if you are registered, please feel free to contact us at programsupport@ccrconnect.ca

Although CCR is no longer responsible for the waitlist as of April 1, 2019, we can confirm if your child was on the waiting list as of March 31, 2019.

If your child is not registered, please contact the ministry’s Central Intake and Registration Team to register (1.888.444.4530). Once your registration is complete, your child will be added to the waitlist. All children and youth under the age of 18 with a written diagnosis of autism from a qualified professional can register for the program.

Families waiting to receive a childhood budget will receive a letter from MCCSS when it is time for them to apply.

If you require support, please contact Autism Ontario, they are offering orientation and system navigation supports to families who are accessing or interested in accessing the program. They will be offering workshops, training sessions and individual direct support. You can visit Autism Ontario’s website (https://www.autismontario.com/) or contact Autism Ontario staff at 1.800.472.7789 to find out more.

CCR continues to transform our organizational structure and business model to align with the new environment. If you are interested in purchasing services, please visit the Programs & Services page on our website (http://ccrconnect.ca/programs-services/). Registrations for the fall sessions (beginning in September) are now open.

We are actively engaged in conversations with MCCSS to advocate and express our concern for families in our region.

Please make sure your voices are heard! MCCSS is seeking your feedback regarding the Ontario Autism Program. Please find the information below to access the online survey. The survey contains 39 questions and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

http://www.ontario.ca/autism

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

Sherry Fournier
Executive Director
Child & Community Resources
1.877.996.1599