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ONTARIO PROVIDING MORE SUPPORTS FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

The Ontario Government has announced it is providing families in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) with services to support their child’s ongoing learning and development.

Foundational family services such as family and peer mentoring, caregiver workshops and coaching will be tailored to the unique regional and cultural needs in different communities.

The province says the services will build on existing virtual and remote options introduced during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The first phase of foundational family services is part of the ongoing implementation of the new needs-based, sustainable and family-centred OAP.