The Ontario Government would like to ask you to provide some information and feedback on the Autism programs being offered that’s why they have opened a month-long series of consultations on how children and youth with autism can be better supported.
Families are encouraged to participate in the consultations during the month of May by participating in an online survey and/or through participating in telephone town hall sessions. Those who participate in the consultations will be asked to provide their insight on:
- How Ontario Autism Program services and supports help families and children’s learning and development.
- How families would use any additional funding based on need.
- Recommendations for the Ontario Autism Program.
- The role the education system should play in supporting students with autism to achieve their learning goals.
- How health and social supports for children with autism can be better integrated.
You can participate in a telephone town hall which will be hosted by a professional, non-partisan moderator and run for one hour. They will be broken up into segments where the key themes of the consultation will be a focus of discussion. They will be held May 6th, 11th, 16th, 22nd, and 28th at different times of the day. To see the schedule for the telephone town halls and to register click here.
If you would like to participate in the Online Survey you should know that the survey contains 39 questions and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Also you will need to register before taking the survey. After registering, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a single-use link to the survey, though they do warn that due to the unprecedented scope of these consultations, and the high volume of registrations anticipated, it could take up to 15 minutes for this email to reach you.
For any further information on this consultation process you are asked to visit ontario.ca/autism