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Kinark Autism Services highlighted in Today’s Parent article on summer travel tips for Autistic children

June 11, 2024 – Kinark Autism Services, a division of Kinark Child and Family Services (Kinark), was feature in a Today’s Parent article where experts share ways to prepare Autistic children for travel. Scott Bark, Senior Director of Autism Services, knows that travel can be a source of anticipatory anxiety for many autistic children and emphasizes how important it is to familiarize them with upcoming travel plans ahead of time.

New research brief from Kinark Child and Family Services highlights virtual autism services as an effective and sustainable method for the delivery of quality care

January 15, 2024 – Kinark Autism Services, a division of Kinark Child and Family Services (Kinark), has published its latest research brief on best practices in virtual autism services and recommendations to maximize the potential of virtual care to make needed supports more readily available and less costly for families. Kinark is releasing the research brief with the aim of increasing the availability of evidence-based services and support to families in rural, remote, and underserved communities across the province who have been unable to access crucial in-person core services.

Kinark Child and Family Services announces expansion of autism services and locations, increasing access for families in need of immediate support

October 30, 2023 – Amidst a growing demand from Ontario families for increased access to autism programs and services, Kinark Autism Services, a division of Kinark Child and Family Services, today announced the opening of two new centres and expanded access to a wide range of programs and services, including home-based and virtual care, to help address immediate needs for children and families living with autism.

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The Ontario Autism Program (OAP)

OAP Updates

Dec. 3, 2021 – The Ontario Government announces the launch of the Entry to School program to support families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are entering kindergarten or grade one for the first time. To read the update, please visit the Ministry’s website here.

June 25, 2021 – The Ontario Government announces caregiver-mediated early years (CMEY) programs to support families of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder between the ages of 12 months and 48 months. To read the update, please visit the Ministry’s website here.

February 3, 2021 – The Ontario Government announces new core services for children in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). To read the Ministry’s statement, click here.

Oct. 8, 2020 – The Ontario Government provides an update on the needs-based Ontario Autism Program (OAP). The updates have been added to the Ministry’s website: click here. Minister Todd Smith delivers an update via video: click here.

August 4, 2020 – The Ontario Government announces foundational family services to children and youth with autism and their families. To read the update, please visit the Ministry’s website here.

Kinark Autism Services is operated by Kinark Child and Family Services and has achieved an Accreditation Canada Primer Award from Accreditation Canada.

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