Who Can Join the OAP Provider List?
Who can join the OAP Provider List?
Clinical Supervisors of behavioural services, who reside in Ontario, and who meet all the Ontario Autism Program (OAP)’s qualifications requirements can join the OAP Provider List.
The Clinical Supervisor is the person responsible for developing and overseeing behavioural services purchased through the OAP Childhood Budget. This person may be called a clinical supervisor, a clinician-in-charge, a clinical director, or something similar.
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.
Please see here for more details: https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-autism-program-childhood-budgets#section-6
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 their 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 families a signed copy of the attestation form before providing services. Families will need to attach a copy of the signed attestation form when you submit their expense report.