Ontario Autism Consultations Now Open!

May 01, 2019

Government listening to parents and caregivers on how to better support children and youth with autism.

Ontario’s government is putting families first by engaging them in public consultations on how children and youth with autism who have complex needs can be better supported.

“I invite all people across Ontario to take part in the largest consultation on autism in the history of the province,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. “We are listening, and your advice will be invaluable in helping us best assess how we can build a needs-based approach to autism services, including through additional direct funding in Childhood Budgets.”

There are two ways for families to participate in the consultations during the month of May - an online survey and a series of telephone town halls. Participants will be asked to provide their insight on:

  1. How Ontario Autism Program services and supports help families and children’s learning and development.
  2. How families would use any additional funding based on need.
  3. Recommendations for the Ontario Autism Program.
  4. The role the education system should play in supporting students with autism to achieve their learning goals.
  5. How health and social supports for children with autism can be better integrated.

To go to the Consultation web page, please CLICK HERE!