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After Your Child's Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Quick Start Guide for Ages 0-5

By British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development

Summary

This guide developed by the British Columbia's Ministry of Child & Family Development (MCFD) helps parents and other caregivers of children aged 0-5 learn about autism, find best practice therapies, see how to apply for autism funding, and get suggestions for to hiring professionals or connecting with other parents.

Versions for ages 6-12 and ages 13-18 are also available.

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.

For full text or more information

Visit www.www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/managing-your-health/autism/autism_quick_start_guide_ages_0-5.pdf

Subject(s)

This pamphlet/booklet is in English

Publication:

2019

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