In partnership with the client and parents/caregivers, we provide different types of services, tailored to meet your child’s specific needs and goals.
Behaviour services: Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA) and Autism Therapy Assistants (ATA) provide services based on the evidence-based principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Consultation may be provided by a Speech-Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist, if required.
Other clinical services: This may include Speech-Language Pathology, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy consultations and/or treatment.
Some of the key skills we might work on include:
2. Vocational skills
3. Challenging behaviour
4. Cognitive functioning
6. Play and leisure
7. Personal responsibility/adaptive behaviours
8. Motor skills
9. Social skills
10. School readiness
To purchase Autism Services using your OAP funding, click here for more information.
Referral Process – How to access the Autism Program at Grandview Kids
For all general inquiries, details about eligibility and referral, or for information on additional resources, please call Grandview Kids Service Navigation at 905-728-1673 ext. 2533 (Toll Free: 1-800-304-6180).
Our team will be pleased to answer your questions and connect your child with the appropriate services to meet their needs. Service coordination is available for families who require some additional support to determine the programs and services that are the best choice for their family.
About Ontario’s Autism Program (OAP)
Children and youth who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by a qualified professional are eligible for the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) until age 18. Ontario is working towards developing a new needs-based and sustainable autism program. During this transition, it continues to offer services and supports to improve outcomes for children and youth on the autism spectrum.
Children who are registered for the OAP and are on the waitlist may be eligible to receive interim one-time funding to purchase eligible services and supports. Childhood budgets provide money directly to you to purchase the services and supports that are most important to you and your child. Click here for more information on OAP funding options.
The importance of your OAP number
After a child is diagnosed, the family/caregiver must register the child with the OAP (register here). You will then receive a unique OAP number for the child. This number is very important! You will be asked to provide the child’s OAP number to access provincial autism programming, whether it’s using your own childhood budget or one-time funding, or Foundational Family Services from an OAP service provider, such as Grandview Kids.
Without providing the OAP number, you cannot access programs and services within the OAP. At Grandview Kids, this includes: Foundational Family Services (workshops), behaviour services, core therapy services (OT/PT/SLP) and our online “Grandview OAP Info” Facebook page. The OAP number helps the Ministry and service providers track what services are being accessed, so we can better understand what is most valuable to families. This enables providers, like Grandview Kids, to improve our OAP offerings for clients and caregivers. Tracking participation in various OAP programs does not impact individual needs-based budgets. For more information on the OAP, visit www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-autism-program.
If your child is awaiting diagnosis or registration within the OAP, you can still receive support at Grandview Kids through the work of our dedicated Family Engagement Team (learn more about the team here). You may also be eligible for other services provided by the Centre, including purchased services. Please call Grandview Kids at 905-728-1673 ext. 2468 to learn about your options.
Foundational Family Services
Foundational Family Services are available to persons under the age of 18, and their families, registered with the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). The programs are designed to ensure OAP families, caregivers and clients have constant access to foundational supports, including:
- Family and peer mentoring
- Workshops and coaching sessions for caregivers and children
- Brief targeted consultation
- Transitional supports
- Family resource and clinic days
These services are available to any family registered with the OAP. You need to provide your OAP number when registering for Grandview Kids Foundational Family Services workshops with our Service Navigator or via My Community Hub (online registration tool).
For more information, please contact Grandview Kids Service Navigation at 905-728-1673 ext. 2533.