STATEMENT FROM KERRY’S PLACE AUTISM SERVICES…

OUR MISSION IS TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PERSONS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND TO EMPOWER THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES, THROUGH EVIDENCED-BASED, INNOVATIVE AND PERSON-DIRECTED SUPPORTS. OUR MISSION HAS NOT CHANGED. WITH THE RECENT CHANGES TO THE ONTARIO AUTISM PROGRAM, WE AT KERRY’S PLACE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING OUT SOLUTIONS THAT WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT AND WORK FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

At Kerry’s Place it is our intention to remain transparent and continue to best inform our community.

On this webpage you can learn the latest from Kerry’s Place. Currently this page contains a link to The Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services where you will find details about the changes to the Ontario Autism Program. As more information becomes available we will be adding other “Useful Links”.

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We are keeping our community informed on our website, on our social networks, and via email.


Ontario is Working Towards a Needs-Based and Sustainable Autism Program

Advisory Panel to provide recommendations on design of new program
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

TORONTO — Ontario is continuing to listen to families of children with autism and the Autism Advisory Panel. Based on their feedback, the province is expanding the scope of the autism expert panel to provide advice on what a new needs-based and sustainable autism program would look like. To facilitate that work, Ontario is extending existing behaviour plans and continuing to bring children off the waitlist to ensure continuity of service for families.


ONTARIO AUTISM CONSULTATIONS – TELEPHONE TOWN HALL

Ontario Autism Consultations

Ontario’s government is engaging in a month-long series of public consultations on how children and youth with autism, including those with complex needs, can be better supported. This is the largest consultation on autism in the history of the province.

The advice collected through the consultations will be invaluable in helping assess how we can reduce barriers for children with autism, while also looking specifically at enhancements to the Ontario Autism Program.

Telephone Town Hall

You can participate in one of our telephone town halls. These phone-based public forums will be hosted by a professional, non-partisan moderator and run for one hour. They will be broken up into segments where the key themes of the consultation will be a focus of discussion.


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