Supporting Autism related business solutions.

Helping core clinical service providers operate in a new competitive marketplace.

SAAAC LAB is a micro-incubator designed to support organizations in developing Go-To-Market strategies to enter the new open marketplace for Autism services in Ontario

How we can help

Ontario is transitioning from a direct service delivery model to where families can choose their preferred providers and programs. This has formed a new competitive marketplace for Autism service delivery agencies and practitioners.

SAAAC LAB is a microincubator for professionals and organizations delivering autism services within Ontario. We provide organizations with support in developing Go-To-Market strategies to enter the new open marketplace for autism services in Ontario.


Seed Money

$15,000 in project funding to help you build, refine and market your Autism idea.


Industry Experts

Access to industry experts with dedicated 1:1 coaching sessions and classroom learning.


Learning Resources

Custom-developed curriculum and learning resources focused on moving your idea forward.

What’s the Process?



Applications accepted and reviewed from September 20 – October 15.



Winning submissions selected and notified by November 1.



3 awarded organizations receive funding and begin program on November 10.



Celebrate your achievements and launch your idea into the world.

Program Structure

Our four-week intensive program takes you through three core components:

A Deep Dive

60 minutes (1 session)

Discussion with the Program Operations Team to know your business, goals, and challenges. This will help to create your program road-map and match you with a mentor.

Lectures + Workshops

10 hrs/week

Lectures and workshops will be delivered by industry experts with real world experience.

Personal Mentorship

4 Week Period, Weekly Meeting

Companies are matched with a mentor to provide them expert advice and guidance · We will match you with a mentor by the end of the first week of programming.

Estimated time commitment: 10 hours per week

Our Lab

Our learning experience is grounded by a suite of custom designed programs specific to Autism organizations and their needs. Including the flexibility to support you where ever you are and the needs of your big idea.

Building Your Business

Marketing & Branding

Sales & Partnerships

Investment & Finance

Our Mentors

Mentorship and support from industry experts. Each with a diverse background and a direct thread to Autism and the power of collaboration.

Dr. Linda Zaretsky

Dr. Linda Zaretsky

Reaching Education Resolution

Program Evaluation

Ajantha Ganeshalingam

Ajantha Ganeshalingam

GAM Innovation Lab

Growth & Scale

Keith Jones

Keith Jones

& Good Company

Branding/Strategic Design

+ More


In our inaugural year, SAAAC LAB will target children’s service providers (public or private) who intend to offer any Core Clinical Service on a fee-for-service basis to children registered in the OAP.

If you are a service provider of OAP core clinical services and are looking to increase your skills and knowledge to operate in Ontario’s new consumer-driven market for core clinical services, this incubator is for you.

Core clinical services are one of five streams of needs-based supports for children and youth registered in the Ontario Autism Program. Based on a child’s individual needs, these OAP core clinical services can include:

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental health services, including counseling and/or psychotherapy


Accelerate your autism business idea.