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
or call 519 741 1121

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On The House Date Night

On The House is an opportunity for Waterloo Region families that have a loved one(s) with a disability to enjoy a delicious complimentary three-course dinner for two at Proof Restaurant Lounge. Care, by a trained support person, will be provided for your loved one(s) nearby so you can relax and enjoy! Participants will be chosen by random […]

On The House Opportunity
Free Samsung Tablets For Individuals With Autism

Samsung Canada in partnership with Autism Speaks Canada have given over 1,700 tablets to support and foster closer connections with the autism community in Canada. We are excited to announce this year we are providing 500 new Samsung tablets to individuals with autism and service organizations.  Follow the link to apply for a Samsung Tablet. […]

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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