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Funding

In Ontario, Canada, youth with disabilities may be eligible for various funds and benefits to support their needs and enhance their quality of life. Here are some potential funding and benefit programs:

 

1. Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP): The ODSP provides financial assistance and employment support for individuals with disabilities, including youth. It offers income support, benefits for health-related expenses, and employment supports. Eligibility is based on financial need and disability-related criteria. Reference: Ontario Disability Support Program

 

2. Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD): The ACSD program provides financial assistance to families with children who have severe disabilities. It assists with the costs of care, medical expenses, specialized equipment, and supplies. Reference: Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

 

3. Special Services at Home (SSAH): The SSAH program provides funding to families of children with developmental or physical disabilities to help with the costs of respite care, personal support workers, and other disability-related services. Reference: Special Services at Home

 

4. Ontario Autism Program (OAP): The OAP provides funding for children and youth with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to access Autism services and supports, including applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and respite services. Reference: Ontario Autism Program

 

5. Accessible Parking Permit: Youth with disabilities may be eligible for an accessible parking permit, which allows for closer parking and accessibility in public spaces. Reference: Accessible Parking Permit Please note that these programs and benefits may have specific eligibility criteria, application processes, and guidelines. It is recommended to visit the respective government websites or contact the relevant agencies for detailed information and to determine individual eligibility.

 

References:

 Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (Ontario). (n.d.). Ontario Disability Support Program. Retrieved from https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/

 Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (Ontario). (n.d.). Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities. Retrieved from https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/income_support/ACS D.aspx

 Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (Ontario). (n.d.). Special Services at Home. Retrieved from https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/developmental/servicesupport/sp ecial_services.aspx

 Government of Ontario. (n.d.). Ontario Autism Program. Retrieved from https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-Autism-program

 Government of Ontario. (n.d.). Accessible Parking Permit. Retrieved from https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-accessible-parking-permit

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