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A Parent's Handbook: Your Guide to Autism Programs

By British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development


This handbook developed by the British Columbia's Ministry of Child & Family Development (MCFD) provides an overview of the government services available for autism assessment and diagnosis as well as information about the Autism Funding: Under age 6 program and the Autism Funding: Ages 6-18 program.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) provides Autism Funding to families who have a child or youth with an eligible ASD diagnosis. There are two Autism Funding programs. The Under Age 6 program provides families with access to $22,000/year and the Ages 6-18 program provides families with access to $6,000/year. Children and youth with ASD and other developmental disabilities are also eligible for other services and supports through MCFD, such as Early Intervention Therapies, School-Aged Therapies, Infant Development, Supported Child Development and Family Support Services, including respite.

A Parent’s Handbook: Your Guide to Autism Programs is available in nine languages:

English - download here (pdf)

Korean - 부모 핸드북: 자폐 프로그램 안내서

Chinese - 家長手冊: 自閉症津貼使用指南

Spanish - Folleto para padres: Su guía para los programas del Autismo

Japanese - 親のための手引き: 自閉症プログラムのガイド

French - Manuel du parent: votre guide des programmes d’autisme

Arabic - كتيّب الأولياء: دليلك لبرامج التوحّد

Punjabi - ਮਾਪਿਆਂ ਲਈ ਹੈਂਡਬੁਕ: ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਲਈ ਔਟਿਜ਼ਮ ਪ੍ਰੋਗਰਾਮਾਂ ਦੀ ਗਾਈਡ

Farsi - کتابچۀ راهنما برای پدر/مادر:
راهنمای شما برای برنامه های اوتیسم


This online article is in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Korean, Japanese, Punjabi, Spanish

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