This program provides financial support to low-to-moderate income families caring for a child who has a “severe disability”. It is income based and the amount granted depends on family income, size, disability severity and the extraordinary costs related to the child’s disability. See attached for application. Once complete, save a copy and email a copy to:
Online tutorial: How-To Guide | Completing the Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) Form
OAP: Ontario Autism Program
The OAP helps families pay for services and supports who are caring for a person under the age of 18 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The OAP can assist paying for ABA services, Respite Support, Speech and Language Therapy, Technology, etc.
It is recommended that you visit the Ministry Website to review information on changes currently being made to the program: http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/autism/ontario-autism-program.aspx
To register: http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/forms/ssbforms.nsf/FormDetail?OpenForm&ACT=RDR&TAB=PROFILE&SRCH=1&ENV=WWE&TIT=3259e&NO=3259E
To view the Ministry Website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-autism-program#section-2
Ben Bukuru- Service Navigator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-472-7789 ext. 341
DTC: Disability Tax Credit
The Disability Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Please see attached document and present “Part B” to a Medical Professional (i.e.: Family Doctor). Once Part B is signed and electronically submit, or mail to your tax centre.
See: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/segments/tax-credits-deductions-persons-disabilities/disability-tax-credit.html for further instructions.
Easter Seals Incontinence Grant
Easter Seals Ontario provides Incontinence Supplies Grant Program for children and youth between the ages of 3 to 18 years old. Easter Seals Incontinence Supplies Grant Program (Provides funding to cover extraordinary expenses, such as diapers) An annual grant provided to families to help cover some costs for diapers and certain supplies for incontinence care (catheters and drainage bags) If your child is 3 to 5 years $400 for the year and ages 6 and up $900 year. The application must be completed by your child/youths physician.