How Much Autism Funding?

How much funding will you get? Read below!

Also download our funding guide, a navigable and extensive collection of even more funding opportunities and tips: BC Disability Funding Guide (PDF)

Ages 0-5

 

Up to $22,000 per child each year may be used for

  • Behaviour interventionists who are supervised by a RASP professional

  • Administrative costs related to managing service providers, up to $100 monthly (e.g. paying a bookkeeper)

  • Costs related to employing a service provider – for example, vacation pay, income tax, Canada Pension Plan or Employment Insurance benefits, and WorkSafeBC premiums

Ages 6-18

 

Up to $6,000 per year for each child may be used for

  • Behaviour consultants or analysts, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, or physical therapists 

  • Behaviour interventionists (should be supervised by a professional listed above)

  • Life skills and social skills programs

  • Out-of-school learning support not part of a regular school program – for example, support and tutoring that takes places outside of school hours

  • Dietary counselling from a registered dietician

  • Family counselling

  • Specialized therapeutic activities and camps designed for children with autism

  • Interventions outlined in a letter of recommendation from an eligible professional

  • Administrative costs related to managing service providers – up to $50 monthly to pay a bookkeeper or $600 per funding period for direct payment accountant fees

  • Costs related to employing a service provider – for example, vacation pay, income tax, Canada Pension Plan or Employment Insurance benefits, and WorkSafeBC premiums

Note: The 6-18 age group receives less funding than the 0-5 group because it is assumed that the older group will receive a greater amount of services through the school system

 

School funding

  • School districts and independent school authorities have access to additional funding for each child with certain diagnoses, including autism

  • School districts and independent school authorities receive the funding and then combine it to provide supports and services in the way they think is best suited to the needs of all students

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