Families registered with the OAP are being asked to set up their AccessOAP accounts based on the order they initially registered with the program. When it’s their turn, families will receive an email or letter from the Government of Ontario with a transition code that will allow us to link their information to their AccessOAP account.
When you receive your email or letter with your OAP number and transition code, set up your AccessOAP account.
Once families set up an AccessOAP account, they will be able to interact with AccessOAP to learn about the services and supports available to them and their children.
It will take some time to register over 50,000 families, but we are working together to contribute to a smooth transition for all families. While families wait to set up their accounts, there is no impact on the services that they may be currently receiving.
Families can continue to access OAP services and reach out to the Ontario Autism Program through the Central Resource Team at the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-444-4530.
Please wait until you receive your letter or email from the Government of Ontario. If you have previously registered your child for the Ontario Autism Program or already submitted your registration form and documents to the ministry, you do not need to register again.
What is the difference between AccessOAP and the OAP?
AccessOAP is an independent intake organization funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to help families access autism services across the province.
The Ontario Autism Program (OAP) is a provincially-funded government needs-based program that offers a range of services and supports to families of children and youth on the autism spectrum.
Who is AccessOAP?
Accerta Services Inc. operates AccessOAP. Together with Autism Ontario, Serefin and McMaster University (Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) and the Offord Centre for Child Studies), we will deliver services as the independent intake organization funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to help families access autism services across the province. Learn more about AccessOAP.