Ontario Autism Program: Changes for 2019 and onward

June 21, 2019

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In February 2019, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services announced changes to the Ontario Autism Program’s (OAP) funding model. As of April 1, 2019, families of children with autism will begin to receive Childhood Budgets to purchase services from providers. These include:

  • Assessments and consultations
  • Speech language pathology
  • Occupational therapy and physiotherapy
  • Family/caregiver capacity building and training
  • Respite services
  • Technology aids
  • Support for travel efforts

What does this mean for your business?

These changes are presenting challenges that businesses now need to accommodate and require organizations to either implement new or refresh existing approaches to delivering autism support services. Being flexible in responding to market changes is key for organizations to stay competitive while maintaining their clinical delivery frameworks.

How we deliver support

Our consulting team works with organizations to develop and implement strategies specific to their needs. BDO services that support these strategies include:       

  • Service delivery modeling
  • Organizational design and effectiveness
  • Transition planning
  • Change management planning
  • Human resource planning
  • Financial Management
  • Go-to-market strategies and market analysis
  • Communication and engagement strategies 

The BDO team is committed to working collaboratively with organizations to drive positive change in future healthcare activities. We help private and public clients redefine their strategies, operations, and processes based on patient-centric demands and rigorous best practices.

For more information on how we can help support your organization, please contact our Strategy & Operations and Not-for-Profit teams.