Expectations for organizations

The Independent Intake Organization will be accountable to the ministry for overseeing and administering key elements of the Ontario Autism Program, within regions and across Ontario.

The goal of the Independent Intake Organization will be to support an integrated and consistent service delivery model for all families.

Its key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • managing the intake and registration of children and youth entering the Ontario Autism Program
  • overseeing the waitlist for core clinical services
  • issuing funding to families and reconciling expenses
  • coordinating families’ access to different services and supports
  • hiring and training care coordinators who will:
    • work with families individually as a main point of contact
    • help families navigate different services, community supports, and sources of funding
    • be responsible for determining each child’s level of support need
  • establishing coordinated local networks of service providers
  • promoting quality improvements, capacity-building and program and service expansion
  • coordinating an independent review process for families

Evaluating applications received

We evaluated all the applications we received by the submission deadline. Once the selection process was completed, we notified all applicants, including both successful and unsuccessful applicants.