Autism Support Funding in BC

Ministry of Children and Family Development Parent's HandbookThe Ministry of Children and Family Development released a revised guide in 2013 entitled “Parent’s Handbook: Your Guide to Autism Programs“. This guide is available in other languages including Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi and, Spanish. This handbook provides useful information about diagnosis and assessment, support services and the funding process. It includes information on the various funding payment options available, as well as which expenses are eligible for autism funding. If you have questions regarding eligible expenses you may contact MCFD directly at 1 (877) 777-3530.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has created a PowerPoint presentation that outlines key aspects of the Invoice Payment funding method, and explains how to use the Invoice Payment forms. The PowerPoint addresses many common questions, and will be helpful both to families who are currently on Invoice Payment, and those who are transitioning to Invoice Payment.

The MCFD Invoice Payment System is available in slideshow presentation (pdf) or printable (pdf) formats.

In addition, Chapter 4: MCFD-funded Services for Children with ASD (pdf) of ACT’s Autism Manual for BC also addresses treatment funding. It is available as a free download in .pdf form.

If you are a parent or professional wanting to better understand the autism funding process, we invite you to speak with one of ACT’s information officers. For your convenience, we can be reached by email at [email protected] or telephone at (604) 205-5467. If you are located outside of the Lower Mainland, please use our toll free number at 1-866-939-5188. For families requiring service and support in Mandarin, Cantonese or Punjabi we have staff able to provide help.