The Government of Saskatchewan is fulfilling its commitment to provide individualized funding for children under the age of six who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The application form and eligible services list have been posted at www.saskatchewan.ca/autism.
“Our government remains committed to improving services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their parents, caregivers and families,” Health Minister Jim Reiter said. “Individualized funding will provide more choice and flexibility for families, and improve access to supports.”
In 2018-19, $2.8 million has been allocated to provide $4,000 per child with ASD under the age of six. The program will provide parents with funding for therapeutic interventions and family supports that best suit their child’s individual needs. It is estimated that approximately 700 children will be eligible for funding this year.