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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 Behavior 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 (OAP)

Oct. 30, 2019 – Autism Advisory Panel released their report to support the development of a needs-based autism program for Ontario children and youth. To read the report,  click here. To read the Ministry’s statement, click here.

July 29, 2019 – The Ontario Government announced 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. To read the Ministry’s announcement, click here.

Ontario Announces Autism Advisory Panel
Following its public consultations, the Ontario government announced the members of an advisory panel to review the information gathered through the consultations and provide advice on developing a new needs assessment process and approach to supporting children and youth with complex needs. To read more, visit the Ministry’s website:

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 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.

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