Caregiver-Mediated Early Years (CMEY) programs are available to children registered in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). These programs help families and caregivers of young children between the ages of 12 months and 48 months learn new skills and meet individualized goals.
These programs are at no cost to the family.
CMEY programs are play-based, child-led and developmentally appropriate. Therapeutic strategies are provided based on their child’s individual needs including skill development in social interaction, play, communication, emotional development, adaptive development and self-help skills. These programs are available for a period of up to six months per child.
To learn more about the CMEY Programs, please visit the CMEY page on the OAP website.
Children ages 12 to 48 months who are registered in the Ontario Autism Program will receive an invitation to register for Caregiver-Mediated Early Years Programs from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) or the new AccessOAP. Once you receive an invitation, you will be able to register for one of these programs.
If you believe that you are eligible and have not yet received an invitation from MCCSS or AccessOAP, please check your email junk/spam folder, or contact MCCSS/AccessOAP if you have questions.