ONTARIO IBI INITIATIVE
The Ontario Government is providing funding
for intensive early
intervention services for autistic children age across Ontario. The Ministry of
Community and Social Services, through the Office of Integrated Services for
Children, is proceeding with implementation of this initiative.
The program will augment services already in place for children with autism by providing new funding for:
* Individual service plans
* Intensive behavioral intervention services
* Training for professionals in best practices in early identification, diagnosis, assessment and behavioral intervention for children with autism
* Training for parents so they can support their child's treatment at home
* Evaluation that will ensure the program is effective
The Intensive Early Intervention Program will be provided by regional service providers throughout the province. The regional programs will be expected to either provide these services directly or through a purchase of service arrangement with another organization. They will also be required to give each family the option of direct funding to purchase intensive behavioral intervention services privately.
This investment in intensive early intervention services for children with autism addresses an important service gap and offers the opportunity for a better quality of life for children with autism and their families.
Information on the program is available through the MCSS regional offices. You can also contact:
Office of Integrated Services for Children
56 Wellesley Street West, 15th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2B7
Telephone (416) 326-2800
FAX (416) 326-8395
Ontario Central East Region Intensive Intervention Program:
Intake Number: 1-888-4-KINARK
402-240 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, Ontario
Peter Moore; Executive Director
Dr. Sylivie Donais; Clinical Director
Mary McMillan; Durham Behavior Management
Gerry Fucile; Tri County Behavioral Services
Susan Tough; York Behavior Management Services
Don Salmon; Simcoe Autism Intervention Program
Neil Walker; The Geneva Centre for Autism
8: August 11, 2002
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