FUNDING & other Support

A family trying to meet the unique needs of their child on the autism spectrum requires all the help they can get. The links below include a few of the financial supports and other forms of support to assist in this endeavour.  Additional resources and supports will be added on an ongoing basis. Check back for updates. 

ONTARIO AUTISM PROGRAM: Presently, the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services (MCCSS) provides funding for Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy via the Ontario Autism Program in the range of $5000 to $20,000 per year.  Starting in 2021, changes to the funding model will be piloted.  See the MCCSS website for the most recent updates. To register, contact the MCCSS at 1-888-444-4530.   For additional information, visit their website: Ontario Autism Program

AUTISM ONTARIO:  This agency provides a range of services for families of children with autism, including service navigation, funding support, and online training.  Families can apply for funding assistance for March Break and Summer Camp. For additional information, visit their website: Autism Ontario

DISABILITY TAX CREDIT (DTC):  Families supporting an individual with a disability may be eligible for the disability tax credit through the Government of Canada. For additional information, visit their website:  Disability Tax Credit

CHILD DISABILITY BENEFIT:  Families eligible for the Disability Tax Credit and the Canada Child Benefit may also be eligible for the Child Disability Benefit through the Government of Canada. For additional information, visit their website:  Child Disability Benefit

ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES:  Caregivers who earn low to moderate income that are supporting an individual with a disability may be eligible to receive financial assistance through the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services. For additional information, visit their website: Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities