Helping children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder achieve better life outcomes

Kinark has worked with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families for many years across southern and central Ontario. We are proud of our 20 year history of providing high quality, evidenced-based services to thousands of children and their families and offering respite camps for both children with ASD and family groups.

Kinark is now providing a new range of fee-for-service services for children, youth and families that are designed to meet your child’s unique needs and help them be successful. We are committed to working with our clients and their families to help you make decisions about purchasing services that will meet the needs of your child and family.

Our team of skilled clinicians deliver caring, responsive and family centred Applied Behavioural Analytic (ABA) treatment individualized to meet the unique strengths and needs of each child and youth with ASD and include Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA). Our school support staff have helped thousands of children transition effectively into school. Our family service navigators know how challenging it can be for you to find and access supports and services your family needs and they can help you make the connections that will work for you. Our respite team is very knowledgeable about how to provide our clients with engaging and safe experiences, and support you and your family.

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Updates about the Ontario Autism Program
  • April 2, 2019 – The Ontario government announced consultations will be held with parents on enhancements to the Ontario Autism Program. To read the Ministry’s announcement, click here.

  • March 21, 2019 – The Ontario government announced changes to the Ontario Autism Program. To read the Ministry’s announcement, click here.

  • March 5, 2019 – Kinark Response to Government of Ontario Autism Program Changes
    In response to questions from our clients about recent changes made to the Ontario Autism Program by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, and after further clarifying how the proposed changes may be implemented, Kinark has prepared the following statement which outlines our response, recommendations and how we are working to support Ontario families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). To read the statement, click here.

  • February 6, 2019 – The Ontario government announced changes to the Ontario Autism Program. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, said the changes are intended to increase diagnostic capacity, clear the wait list for autism services over the next 18 months and give parents of children with autism more choice and greater flexibility in obtaining services for their children. To read the Ministry’s announcement, click here. For more information, visit the Ministry’s website.

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