The Ontario government has recently introduced Childhood Budgets for children with autism and their families. Childhood Budgets are available for all children with a diagnosis of autism up to age 18. Childhood Budgets provide families with direct funding so they can access a broader range of eligible services that they believe are most helpful for their child and family from the providers of their choice.
Assessments & Consultations
Speech Language Pathology
Family Caregiver Capacity Building & Training
Technology Aides & Travel
The total amount of the Childhood Budget will depend on how long your child is in the program. Children under the age of six are eligible to receive $20,000 annually in direct funding, while those six and over are eligible to receive $5,000 annually.