Ontario Autism Program – Direct Funding Option (DFO):

On February 6, 2019, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services announced changes to the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Changes to the program will be effective April 1, 2019. Families will be given a “childhood budget” in order to purchase services of their choice from the provider of their choice. Each family will be provided with an individualized budget within 18 months.

The Ontario Autism Program (OAP) Direct Funding Option (DFO) allows parents to access direct ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) or ESDM (Early Start Denver Model) from the service provider of their choice. 1to1 Therapy Services meets the criteria for the Direct Funding Option (DFO) of the Ontario Autism Program as all programs are supervised by a qualified Clinical Supervisor, Board Certified Behaviour Analyst or Clinical Psychologist. 1to1 provides ABA as well as access to an interdisciplinary team including Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) and Occupational Therapy (OT) for consultation.

Call 1-888-284-8340 toll-free for more information or to find the ministry regional office closest to you. Visit the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Ontario Autism Program website to find out up to date information about the Ontario Autism Program guidelines. 1to1 is an approved provider with Clinical Supervisors including  Board Certified Behaviour Analysts and Clinical Psychologists. The new Ontario Autism Program funded by the Ministry of Child and Youth Services states,

“Ontario is taking action to improve access to services and supports so that more families of children and youth with autism can receive service.

Through the Ontario Autism Program, families of children with autism will be provided with timely access to Childhood Budgets so they can purchase the services they value most from the providers of their choice. This will support children to achieve their goals at home, at school, in the community and as they transition into adulthood.”

Contact the Lead Agency in your area for more information and to place your child on the waiting list for the Ontario Autism Program:

Contact Information
Halton Region and Peel Region ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
2381 Bristol Circle, Suite 102
Oakville, ON L6H 5S9
1-877-374-6625 or
Durham Region and York Region Kinark Child and Family Services
500 Hood Road, Suite 200
Markham, ON L3R 9Z3
Toronto Surrey Place Centre
2 Surrey Place
Toronto, ON M5S 2C2

Contact 1to1 Therapy Services for a free consultation and to learn about the Ontario Autism Program Direct Funding Option for ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis).

All inquiries can be directed to:

Care Coordinator
905-787-1900 or 416-925-2135 ext. 557