(2) Autism Funding – ages 6-18: This program provides families up to $6,000 per year, per child, to assist them with the cost of purchasing eligible autism intervention services and therapies outside of school. This funding is in addition to the educational program and special education services
The At Home Program provides assistance to families in two main areas:
1) Respite Benefits (age 18 or younger): allows parents to choose appropriate care options; and
2) Medical Benefits (age 17 or younger): provides a range of medical equipment, supplies and intervention services.
- B.C. or Yukon resident for a minimum of three months with a valid Health Care Card,
- Qualified special need (medical/developmental) as recognized by a designated professional,
- Financial circumstance that limits the ability to afford the item or service required,
- Total net household income of up to $65,000 per year.
- Mobility equipment and specialised therapies
- Education and experiences
- Children whose needs/circumstances have been assessed and recognized by a medical/health/social/educational professional and for whom an application is supported by a brief statement indicating the problem/condition and recommendations,
- Children who don’t qualify for existing services provided by government-sponsored funding, or are on an extensive waiting list, have exhausted other sources of financial assistance, or who do not meet all of the government criteria,
- Children who are financially at risk. This definition does not exclude those children who have medical/social/educational impacts brought about by poverty. Gross household income is used to consider all requests for financial assistance.