IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON AUTISM DIRECT FUNDING

Autism Direct Funding can be applied for children and youth under the age of 18 with an ASD diagnosis to help with costs related to summer camps, respite support, recreation and leisure activities.
Please be advised that Autism Direct Funding Applications will not be mailed to families for the 2019‐2020 fiscal year. Applications for Autism Direct Funding will be available on our website from January 1, 2019 until January 31, 2019. We have changed our application process/deadline so families can be notified of approval prior to beginning summer planning. All applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application by February 28, 2019. This is to allow families to better plan for summer. Funding cheques will be mailed by the end of April 2019. If you are unable to access the application online, paper copies will be available for pick up at the office.
For more information and apply online please visit http://www.dscwr.com/
or call 519 741 1121

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Autism Spectrum Connection

Families of children with autism say they’re stretched thin by provincial funding changes

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FINANCIAL SUPPORTS – FREE INFORMATION SESSION

Join us on April 2nd to learn more about the financial supports including eligibility criteria which are available to families with children (ages 0-18yrs) who have autism and/or intellectual disabilities. For more information or to register contact Rehana Khan (519) 741-1121 ext 2201. Financial Supports flyer  

YOUTH IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM – SPEAKERS PANEL

A free event on March 27, 2019 to learn about the role of community partners as they support youth with autism, intellectual disabilities and/or mental health concerns and the justice system. For more information please contact Ashleigh Morris at 519-894-6156 ext. 2902 or email a.morris@dscwr.com Youth in Justice System Flyer

New Changes to Ontario Autism Program

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services has made changes to the Ontario Autism Program.  Read about them here.

Autism in High School

Autism in High School is a web-based guide to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families as they navigate the transitions and common challenges of high school in Waterloo Region.