Connecting to the professionals you need:

AccessOAP will help you understand what services are available to support your child and family.

The OAP offers services and supports delivered through community partners and agencies available at no cost to eligible children, youth and their families. This includes foundational family services, caregiver-mediated early years programs, entry to school program and urgent response service. It also includes core clinical services, such as applied behaviour analysis, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and mental health services, which families can purchase from providers of their choice. AccessOAP will help you understand your service options, discuss what services might be available to your family, and where these services are available in your community.

If you are looking for providers in your area, you can use the Ontario Autism Program Provider List.

This is a voluntary directory of clinicians who meet the required qualifications to provide autism services through the Ontario Autism Program. Currently, the Provider List includes clinical supervisors of behavioural services, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists.

It is important to note that the Provider List is voluntary for professionals to join, so not all professionals who are qualified to deliver core clinical services through the OAP are included. Families can also work with other experienced and trained professionals who choose not to join the list, as long as they meet the qualification requirements for professionals delivering core clinical services through the OAP as outlined in the ministry’s guidelines.

For Service Providers

If you’re looking to understand more about the Ontario Autism Program, including:

  • qualification requirements, and
  • the review process governing practitioners

please visit the Ontario Autism Program website: core clinical services and supports for more information about who can deliver eligible core clinical services through the OAP and the process for professionals interested in joining the Provider List.

All clinical supervisors of behavioural services who are not currently listed on the Ontario Autism Program Provider List must complete and sign the clinical supervisor attestation form.

The signed clinical supervisor attestation form must be given to clients prior to beginning to deliver core clinical services. Families are required to submit the signed form when they reconcile their core clinical services expenses.

Common Questions

You can use your OAP funding allocation to purchase eligible core clinical services delivered by professionals of your choice, as long as they meet the qualification requirements for professionals delivering core clinical services in the OAP. Required qualifications for service providers are outlined in the OAP Core Clinical Services and Supports Guidelines

 

If you are looking for providers in your area, you can also access the OAP Provider list, a voluntary directory of clinicians who meet the required qualifications to provide autism services through the Ontario Autism Program. Currently, the OAP Provider List includes clinical supervisors of behavioural services, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists

 

The OAP Provider List is voluntary for professionals to join. Families can also work with other experienced and trained professionals who choose not to join the list, as long as they meet the qualification requirements for professionals delivering core clinical services through the OAP as outlined in the ministry guidelines.

You will have the option to access eligible core clinical services through providers and agencies located across the province. Please reach out to a care coordinator to help you determine the best option for your family.

Following the completion of the determination of needs process, your care coordinator will offer to support you to make informed choices about next steps for OAP core clinical services and help you to navigate other supports within and outside of the OAP. This includes providing you and your family with resources or additional information about how to find providers, discussing your child’s priority goals and considerations for treatment, and/or addressing any questions you may have.

If you’re a service provider looking to understand more about the Ontario Autism Program Provider List please visit the Ontario Autism Program website: Information for Practitioners.