Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinical Expert Committee (Asd Clinical Expert Committee)
- Children, Community and Social Services
- OC 1229/2011
The Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinical Expert Committee was created to address the government’s need for ongoing clinical guidance from experts in the field of autism. The committee reviews and analyzes evidence-based research on effective treatments, services and supports in order to provide ongoing clinical advice to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) on the clinical aspects of autism. Committee members must be experts in the field of autism and will be expected to work for up to thirty (30) days per year. The committee is responsible for reviewing existing research and providing advice to MCYS on effective interventions for children and youth with ASD. The committee is providing advice to government on the new Ontario Autism Program (OAP) and other related autism initiatives. In 2017, the committee developed a framework for intervention planning in the OAP, which outlines how clinical decisions are made in the program.
The Committee consists of a maximum of ten members to be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council at the recommendation of the Minister. The Lieutenant Governor in Council designates one member as chair and one member as vice-chair.
Members are appointed by Order In Council for a term of up to three years and are subject to renewal.
- Regular monthly meetings are held in Toronto.
Appointments & Vacancies