AboutKidsHealth

 

 

Financial support for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)FFinancial support for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)Financial support for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)EnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years)NANervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-03-09T04:00:00ZJanice Mulligan MSW, RSWRadha MacCulloch, MSWWendy Roberts MD. FRCPCLee Steel001371.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Information about where to obtain financial assistance if you have a child with autism spectrum disorder.</p><p>As a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you may qualify for financial support. This support can help cover the extraordinary costs associated with being a parent of a child with special needs. Financial support can come from government and private programs. The amount of money you receive will depend on your child’s needs and your family’s financial situation. The list that follows describes some, but not all, of the financial benefits available to children with special needs and their families. Financial support also includes tax benefits for families raising a child with special needs.</p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li>If your child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you may qualify for financial support from government and private programs.</li> <li>The amount of money you receive will depend on your child's needs and your financial situation.</li></ul>
Soutien financier pour les TSASSoutien financier pour les TSAFinancial Support for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)FrenchNeurologyChild (0-12 years)NANervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-03-09T04:00:00ZJanice Mulligan MSW, RSWRadha MacCulloch, MSWWendy Roberts MD. FRCPCLee Steel001371.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Renseignements portant sur les endroits où trouver de l'aide financière si votre enfant est atteint du trouble du spectre autistique.</p><p>En tant que parent d'un enfant atteint du trouble du spectre autistique, vous pourriez être admissible à un soutien financier. Ce soutien peut aider à couvrir les énormes coûts associés à un enfant ayant des besoins particuliers. Le soutien financier peut provenir de programmes gouvernementaux ou privés. Le montant d'argent que vous recevrez dépendra des besoins de votre enfant et de la situation financière de votre famille. La liste qui suit ne décrit que quelques-uns des avantages financiers disponibles aux enfants ayant des besoins particuliers et leur famille. Le soutien financier comprend aussi des avantages fiscaux pour les familles qui élèvent un enfant ayant des besoins particuliers.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> Si votre enfant est atteint du trouble du spectre autistique (TSA), vous pourriez avoir droit à un soutien financier provenant de programmes gouvernementaux ou privés.</li> <li> Le montant d'argent que vous recevrez dépendra des besoins de votre enfant et de votre situation financière.</li></ul>

 

 

Financial support for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)1502.00000000000Financial support for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)Financial support for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)FEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years)NANervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-03-09T04:00:00ZJanice Mulligan MSW, RSWRadha MacCulloch, MSWWendy Roberts MD. FRCPCLee Steel001371.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Information about where to obtain financial assistance if you have a child with autism spectrum disorder.</p><p>As a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you may qualify for financial support. This support can help cover the extraordinary costs associated with being a parent of a child with special needs. Financial support can come from government and private programs. The amount of money you receive will depend on your child’s needs and your family’s financial situation. The list that follows describes some, but not all, of the financial benefits available to children with special needs and their families. Financial support also includes tax benefits for families raising a child with special needs.</p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li>If your child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you may qualify for financial support from government and private programs.</li> <li>The amount of money you receive will depend on your child's needs and your financial situation.</li></ul><p>As a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you may qualify for financial support. This support can help cover the extraordinary costs associated with being a parent of a child with special needs. Financial support can come from government and private programs. The amount of money you receive will depend on your child’s needs and your family’s financial situation. The list that follows describes some, but not all, of the financial benefits available to children with special needs and their families. Financial support also includes tax benefits for families raising a child with special needs. </p><p>When you complete an application, always mail the original and keep a copy for yourself. Pay attention to renewal dates for programs that must be re-applied for every year. If you miss a renewal date or hand an application in late, it may result in you losing your benefits. If you have any questions when completing an application, call the appropriate agency for information. Developing a relationship with a worker from each agency can be helpful when specific questions arise about your application or available services. Also remember that, in Ontario, respiteservices.com offers help to complete applications. See more detailed information below about this agency.</p><p>The list that follows describes some of the financial benefits you may be able to apply for from government or charitable organizations. </p><h2>Government programs</h2><h3>Special Services at Home Program (SSAH)</h3><p>This is a Ministry of Community and Social Services program that financially assists families of children with a physical disability and/or developmental disability. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Ontario. Your family’s income does not affect whether or not you qualify. If approved, the funds are given directly to your family to hire a support worker to help your child in the area of personal development and growth. Funds can also be used to help you pay for respite services. Respite services provide temporary care for your child either in your home or in an outside agency. If you are seeking respite support, it will be your responsibility to find appropriate and qualified workers to hire.</p><p>For more information about SSAH, visit <a href="https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/">https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca</a>.</p><p>The Ministry of Community and Social Services manages the funds for Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities. This program provides financial assistance to parents of children with a disability to cover the extraordinary costs of caring for such a child. Your family income as well your child’s level of need are taken into consideration when determining eligibility. Financial assistance is provided on a monthly basis and an Ontario Drug Benefit card will also be provided.There is a detailed application to complete and a worker will visit your home to talk to you about your situation in greater detail. </p><h3>Incontinence Supplies Grant Program, Easter Seal Society</h3><p>The Incontinence Supplies Grant Program is fully funded through the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. It can help with the cost of diapers and other similar supplies for children three to 18 years old. Families receive the money directly. Your child must have a condition that causes a lack of control over the bladder permanently or for longer than six months. A doctor or nurse practitioner must complete the medical section of the form. </p><p>For more information, visit <a href="https://www.easterseals.org/">https://www.easterseals.org</a>.<br></p><h3>Assistive Devices Program (ADP)</h3><p>This program offers financial assistance for Ontario residents with long-term physical disabilities. Devices are intended to give people increased independence and control. To be eligible for this program, your child must have an Ontario health card and a physical disability for six months or longer. This program will pay up to 75% of the cost of items such as: wheelchairs, mobility aids, hearing aids, respiratory equipment, and visual and communication aids. An assessment to determine what your child needs is done through an ADP authorized practitioner such as an occupational therapist. </p><h3>The Trillium Drug Program, Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care</h3><p>The Trillium Drug Program provides medication coverage for Ontario residents who have a valid Ontario health card. If you or your family spend a large part of your earnings on medication, the Trillium Drug Program may be able to help with the costs. Once approved, coverage is for all members in a household. Medications listed in the Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary are covered. Families must pay a yearly deductible which is based on household income. Applications are available online or at your drug store. Please note that if you already have a Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) card through Community Care Access Centre, Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, or Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities, you will not be able to apply to the Trillium Drug Plan.</p><p>For more information, visit <a href="https://www.gov.on.ca/health/">https://www.gov.on.ca/health.ca</a>. In the Quicksearch box, type “Trillium Drug Program”. </p><h3>Disability Tax Credit (DTC)</h3><p>The Disability Tax Credit, also known as the Disability Amount, lowers the amount of tax you may owe if your child has severe, long-lasting mental or physical disabilities. The T2201 is an important document which is necessary to complete in order to qualify for the Disability Tax Credit, Caregiver Tax Credit, and other credits. A qualified physician must complete the medical part of the form and verify that your child has a “prolonged impairment” that significantly restricts an activity of daily living. The more detailed information that your doctor can provide on the form, the better this will be for your application. Some important points to remember about this application are:</p><ul><li>This form can be submitted any time of year.</li><li>The “onset of impairment” is the very first date which the impairment began.</li><li>The application can be back-filed (up to 10 years) to correspond with the “onset of impairment” date. </li></ul><h3>Child Disability Benefit</h3><p>If you have a child who is 18 years of age or younger and you have already qualified for the Disability Tax Credit, you may be eligible for the Child Disability Benefit. This financial benefit helps low to modest income families by providing a monthly payment up to $199.58 per month. To apply for this program, you must have a signed Disability Tax Credit Certificate (see information above) as well as a completed Canada Child Tax Benefit application form (RC66). </p><h2>Charitable organizations</h2><h3>Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity</h3><p>The mission of the Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity is to improve the quality of life for chronically and seriously ill children and their families. The charity considers requests from families who live in Ontario and have a child less than 21 years of age with a child who is seriously ill or has a permanent disability. Your family’s gross income must be $60,000 or less and a Notice of Assessment is required for the application process.</p><p>The charity will consider assistance for: </p><ul><li>emergency financial relief</li><li>respite for a pre-determined period </li><li>developmental therapies, excluding applied behaviour analysis (ABA), intensive behavioural intervention (IBI), or a relationship development intervention (RDI)</li><li>educational programs, materials, and instruction</li><li>specially adapted computer equipment and software</li><li>medical treatments not covered by government health plans</li><li>recreation programs in the community </li></ul><p>Visit <a href="https://www.jenash.org/">https://www.jenash.org</a>.<br></p>Financial support for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Thank you to our sponsors

AboutKidsHealth is proud to partner with the following sponsors as they support our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of children in Canada and around the world by making accessible health care information available via the internet.