After Your Child's Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
A Quick Start Guide for Ages 0-5
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.
This pamphlet/booklet is in English
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