Children Services


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On July 29, 2019, Minister Smith announced steps Ontario is taking to provide continuity of service while providing the necessary time to design a new needs-based autism program by April 2020. Click here for more information on the program redesign. 

On February 6, 2019, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services announced changes to the Ontario Autism Program.  The new program provides funding directly to families through a childhood budget. Please click here to learn more about the new program on the ministry website. 

Bethesda has been in the Niagara community for over 80 years providing a range of services and supports to children, youth and adults who have special needs.   We will continue to offer quality services under a new fee for service model. 

Bethesda will:

To book a FREE Service Coordination Appointment

please call 905.684.6918 ext. 170 or send an email


If you are already registered with the Ontario Autism Program at Bethesda, we will share information with you as it becomes available through the ministry.  We will support you in the process to access your childhood budget.

If you have not registered with the Ontario Autism Program, click here to complete a referral with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. 

Bethesda will provide, upon request, promotional materials in alternate formats in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Integrated Accessibility Standards. For materials en Francais, click here.