As an autistic parent of an autistic child, I am happy that we will now have access to resources outside of ABA and IBI that we can pursue for our child. Under the previous regulation, we were only eligible for funding tied to ABA therapy. Navigating the very complicated process of applying for funding and trying to get answers from Surrey Place about treatment and funding has been a nightmare for me. If the new funding model will make this process easier, more flexible and less complicated, I am happy that we will finally have access to alternative therapies and OT assistance. We struggle with executive functioning and social interaction and have selective mutism (non-verbal) periods.