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AccessOAP is an independent organization accountable to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. AccessOAP provides oversight and administration of key elements of the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) in a way that is family-centred and consistent with the program’s objectives, including:

  • registering eligible children and youth for the OAP,
  • making it easier for families to understand what services and supports they are eligible to receive,
  • helping families connect with autism services and supports, and
  • conducting the determination of needs process for children and youth enrolled in core clinical services to identify a child’s level of support needs and the associated core clinical services funding allocation that a child is eligible to receive for the year.

We’ve introduced various ways to make it easier for families to interact with the OAP. In this article, we’ll explore six key things should know about AccessOAP:

1. You have many ways to reach us.

You can communicate with AccessOAP by phone, mail, email or through the secure family portal.

Families can interact with AccessOAP using the method that is best for them, making it easier to ask questions and get information about eligible services and supports through the OAP.

phone: 1-833-425-2445

email: info@AccessOAP.ca

mail: AccessOAP
P.O. Box 187 STN P
Toronto ON
M5S 2S7

Create a family portal account at: www.AccessOAP.ca

2. Applying for the OAP is simple

Families can apply for the OAP  through AccessOAP. Families can submit their application by mail or online through the family portal which will guide them through the process step-by-step, ensuring they provide all the necessary information. 

Get started at www.AccessOAP.ca where you can either create your account and apply online or download an application form to mail to AccessOAP.

3. Our online platform is convenient, user-friendly, and easy to navigate:

AccessOAP’s online platform makes it easy for families to access their child’s information, view programs they might be eligible to receive, review up-to-date funding information, and report expenses at their convenience from any device with an internet connection.

4. Families get real-time updates.

Through AccessOAP, families will receive updates about their child’s program eligibility and funding balances to help them keep track of their child’s progress and make informed decisions about their child’s care.

5. Care coordinators provide personalized support.

Families receive support and resources from our committed care coordinators who tailor their assistance to meet each family’s unique needs and circumstances. This may involve identifying the services and supports a family is eligible to receive and available service options within their community.

6. Families have access to a wide range of resources.

AccessOAP offers families access to a range of resources. These resources include AccessOAP.ca, Frequently Asked Questions on the AccessOAP website, hand-outs and instruction sheets that explain our processes.

To learn more about AccessOAP, explore our website or call us toll-free at 1-833-425-2445 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time).