The Ministry’s Service model is more expensive

 The current system is 66% MORE EXPENSIVE than Direct Funding parents – even taking into account overhead costs associated with running it (Auditor General of Ontario’s Annual Report 2013, p.77)

  • The cost per child/year averages $56,000
  • The range in costs per child/year are $50,800-$67,000
  •  Comparisons of cost/hour have consistently shown it to be MORE EFFICIENT TO DIRECT FUND (e.g. Costing Analysis of Autism Intervention Program – Final Report, MCYS, October 2008)
  •  In 2008, the cost/hour of Direct Service therapy ranged from $47-$87/hour
  • In 2008, the cost/hour of Direct Funding therapy ranged from $27-$44/hour