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  • More Supports for Children with Special Needs in Durham Region

    Ontario is helping children and youth with special needs in Durham region get the care they need sooner by supporting the construction of a new facility for Grandview Children's Centre

    News Release | Children and Youth Services

  • Expanding Service Options for Children and Youth with Autism

    Ontario is giving families of children with autism more options for their children's service by offering a new, permanent direct funding option, which will be implemented by the end of this year through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP).

    News Release | Children and Youth Services

  • Supporting Success for Youth Across Ontario

    Ontario is supporting new opportunities for youth across the province to connect with mentors, learn new skills and achieve success.

    News Release | Children and Youth Services

  • Helping Local Children's Centres Stay Safe and Accessible

    Ontario is helping community agencies across the province provide better care for children, youth and their families by supporting critical repairs and renovations that will keep facilities well-maintained, safe and accessible.

    News Release | Children and Youth Services

  • Helping More Children and Youth Access Mental Health Services

    Ontario is helping children and youth in communities across the province connect to local mental health services more easily by expanding online, smartphone and video resources that can provide immediate, specialized support when and where it is needed.

    News Release | Children and Youth Services

  • Helping More Children and Families in North Bay

    Ontario is helping more families in Northeastern Ontario receive better mental health and developmental services for their children closer to home by supporting a new treatment centre in North Bay. 

    News Release | Children and Youth Services

  • Ontario Supporting Expanded Special Needs Care in Eastern Ontario

    Ontario is helping children and youth with special needs and their families receive better care close to home by supporting the expansion of treatment space for special needs services at the Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO-OCTC).

    News Release | Children and Youth Services

  • Mental Health

    "I would like to thank the Auditor General for her report.

    Statement | Children and Youth Services

  • Update on the new Ontario Autism Program

    Announced in March 2016, the new Ontario Autism Program will make it easier for families to access services for their children by reducing wait times and providing more flexible services at a level of intensity that meets each child's individual needs. It will also increase the number of treatment spaces available to serve more children and youth and accommodate the rising prevalence of autism diagnoses.

    Bulletin | Children and Youth Services

  • Ontario Providing More Supports For Children With Autism

    Ontario is providing more support for children and youth with autism, including an accelerated implementation of the new Ontario Autism Program. The new program will provide all children, regardless of age, with more flexible services at a level of intensity that meets each child's individual needs, significantly reduce wait times for service, and increase the number of treatment spaces available to serve more children and accommodate the rising prevalence in autism diagnoses.

    News Release | Children and Youth Services

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