Effective June 26, 2017, Kinark serves as the single point of access for the Ontario Autism Program in the Regions of York and Durham, Simcoe County, and the four Counties of Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough and Northumberland.
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Kinark is a leading provider of services and supports for children and youth with complex needs and their families. Services are provided in the areas of Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice.
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MCYS Announcement: New Ontario Autism Program
December 7, 2017 – The Ministry of Children and Youth (MCYS) introduced direct funding option for evidence-based behavioural services offered through the new Ontario Autism Program.
Leadership for Child and Youth Mental Health
As part of the Ontario government’s Moving on Mental Health Strategy, we are proud that the Ministry of Children and Youth Services has chosen Kinark as the Lead Agency for child and youth mental health in the service areas of York, Durham and Haliburton/Kawartha Lakes/Peterborough. We are committed to supporting child and youth mental health and collaborating with our community partners to strengthen the sector in order to improve outcomes for children and families.
Strengthening Children’s Mental Health Residential Treatment through Evidence and Experience
“We have an obligation within the sector to dedicate our specialized resources and expertise to children, youth and families who need it the most – those with complex mental health needs who require a more intensive response.”
– Laurel L. Johnson, Ph.D., C. Psych., Clinical Director of Kinark’s Child and Youth Mental Health Services