Good News For Parents of Children with Autism

Thursday, 18 May 2017 06:33 MH
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The Canadian Press has learned that Ontario families of children with autism will be able to choose between using government-funded services or receiving funding to pay for private therapy.

The Liberal government is set to announce today that the Ontario Autism Program beginning next month will soon include a direct funding option.

Ontario Autism Coalition president Bruce McIntosh says it's something families have long been clamouring for.

He says while some families prefer direct service because they don't want to have to manage the money and keep time sheets, many want the flexibility of direct funding.

That allows them to choose private therapists, who offer a wider range of hours and will do home visits.

Details are still being worked out for the new direct funding option, but sources say it would have no age cap.


(The Canadian Press)

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