The Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services will be proceeding with providing all families on the Ontario Autism Program wait list with a childhood budget to purchase services from their provider of choice. We would like to understand your needs in order to offer the types of services you want to access. 

The following survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your answers are anonymous and will help us to plan our services going forward. Thank you for your time.

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* 1. Age of child(ren) that would be accessing autism services (please check all that apply): 

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* 2. Please rate the services below on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 indicating that this service is not a priority for your family (unlikely to purchase this service), and 5 indicating that this service is a high priority for your family (likely to purchase this service). Please add comments if you would like to clarify your rating. **Note: if you can't see options 1 to 5, please zoom out on your browser.

  1 - Not a priority for my family 3 4 5 - Very high priority for my family
A) Brief Behavioural Consultations: 3-5 meetings with a Clinical Supervisor (CS) and Therapist to develop strategies to manage behaviour and/or teach a skill.
B) Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (ages 0-5): Therapists work directly with a child for several hours per week, over several months. Clinical Supervisor oversees programming.
C) Behavioural Services: Assessment and intervention plus direct work with the child or youth a few hours a week over several months. Clinical Supervisor oversees programming.
D) Behavioural Services clinical groups: Individualized goals for each child or youth and specific interventions identified.  Clinical Supervisor oversees programming.
E) Communication workshops with electronic devices (e.g. iPad), and guidance on clinical use of software and device.
F) Specialized groups including specialized respite: Social skills groups for specific age ranges, life skills coaching, day programs, camps, PA Day activities, conducted by Therapists with social goals.
G) Training and capacity building: Variety of educational workshops for caregivers with individual in-home or agency based coaching by Therapists.
H) Make and take sessions: Caregivers attend workshops and take away a product to be used in the home (e.g. visuals)
I) Coaching support to families: An Autism professional who has a wide variety of clinical expertise as well as system knowledge to provide coaching on a variety of topics.
J) Clinics: 1 or 2 agency appointments with an Autism professional, Clinical Supervisor or Therapist. These could be on a drop-in basis on a specific day or pre-scheduled. 
K) School Connections: An Autism Professional coordinates clinical transitions as child returns to school as intensive services are completed.

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* 3. Are there other services you would be interested in that are not listed above? 

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* 4. Do you have any additional comments or suggestions? 

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. 

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