Why Families Should Work with Approved OAP Providers

The OAP Provider List is an online listing of clinical supervisors of behavioural services for children and youth with autism. It is a resource that Ontario families can use to search for, select, and confirm the qualifications of those providing clinical oversight to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) programs.


It is recommended that families who use OAP funding to purchase ABA services, work with clinical supervisors who are listed on the OAP Provider List as they have met all of the OAP Provider List qualification requirements, as set by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.


Although not currently included in the OAP Provider List, families can also use their OAP funds to purchase services from Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Pathologists who are registered to practice in Ontario.


Learn the definition of Applied Behaviour Analysis.  It is your responsibility to confirm the training and skills of your chosen service provider.


Please see here for more details: https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-autism-program-childhood-budgets#section-6

or

https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-autism-program-information-practitioners#section-3


Families can continue to work with a clinical supervisor who is not on the provider list as long the clinical supervisor has, or is working towards, Ontario Autism Program’s qualifications requirements. To use your childhood budget or interim one-time funding to buy services from a clinical supervisor who is not on the provider list, the clinical supervisor must give you a signed copy of the attestation form  before you receive services. You will need to attach a copy of the signed attestation form when you submit your expense report.


If you are still not sure whether an item is eligible, email oap@ontario.ca or call 1-888-444-4530.


Also, Autism Ontario Service Navigators can help find information about services and supports available in the local community, including both autism-specific and broader special needs programs.