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Information Session on the Ontario Autism Progam (OAP)

Learn about the New Ontario Autism Program (OAP) and meet your Autism Ontario Service Navigator.

There will be time to answer the questions below and other FAQ after a brief presentation:

How do I apply for OAP funding?
Who can help me submit my documentation to apply for the Childhood Budget?
How can I find and select a qualified service provider?
How do I reconcile invoices?
What supports are available in my local community?
What services and supports can I purchase under my Childhood Budget?
NOTE: Registration is required as space is limited.  This is not a child friendly event as it is intended for parents, caregivers and professionals to attend.  Child care is NOT available.

The information sessions take place on:

August 20, 2019 at DCAFS office 655 Riddell Road, Orangeville.

Session 1: 1pm-2:30pm

Session 2: 7pm-8:30pm

To register, please contact Wanda Gauthier at or at 519-941-1530 ext 216.

Wednesday Talk-In Clinic Summer Hours

The Talk-In Clinic (walk-in counselling) has summer hours starting July 1st until August 31st from 3pm -7pm (last appointment begins at 6pm).  You can access the forms by clicking here.

Kushindokai Karate Students Kick in $7750 for the Dufferin Children’s Fund


On Saturday, June 8th Kushindokai Karate and Fitness held their sixth annual Kick-a-Thon charity fundraiser, raising $7,750 for Dufferin Child & Family Services (DCAFS) for the Dufferin Children’s Fund. Over the two and a half hour event 51 students and instructors performed 102,083 kicks.


“Today was a huge success. It was such a high-energy event and the students and families in attendance had a great time,” says owner and head instructor Sensei Michael Fisher. “Karate is really about improving yourself as a person, so being able to use the skills that we practice here day in and day out to help give back to the local community is an important part of that process. We have such an amazing group of students and families here at Kushindokai who really got engaged and motivated to help out anyway they could. I am proud to be part of such a wonderful group of people.”


Sensei Michael presented the cheque to Jennifer Moore, Executive Director of DCAFS, at the DCAFS headquarters. Over the six years holding this event Kushindokai has now raised over $41,000 for the Dufferin Children’s Fund.


“We are so very pleased and honoured to have received this significant donation from Kushindokai Karate and Fitness,” says Jennifer Moore, Executive Director of DCAFS. “Money donated to the Dufferin Children’s Fund is used to support local children, youth and families receiving service from DCAFS in the areas of youth futures, child & youth development and health & wellness. The funds raised through this initiative will make a significant difference in our community – whether it be through supporting post-secondary education, paying for therapeutic interventions such as art therapy, purchasing special needs assistive devices or sending someone to camp for example – the generosity of those who supported this initiative will hold significant meaning for people in our community.”


Sensei Michael also expressed his gratitude for the local community sponsors that helped out with generous drinks, food, and prize donations for the event, including Mark’s Orangeville, Mochaberry, Sobeys, Watermaker, Pita Pit, Dairy Queen, Henning Salon, RBC Royal Bank, Lisa Felice Royal LePage, Yaymaker Peel, Far Shot Recreation, Caroline Vye Acupuncture TCM, North Peel Tire and Auto, Popeye’s Supplements, Anytime Fitness, and Dr. Brian Ferguson Chiropractic.


For more information about Kushindokai Karate and Fitness, including the class schedule and training philosophy, visit or the dojo’s Facebook Profile. Sensei Michael Fisher may also be contacted directly by calling (519) 942-8812 or e-mailing: