Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

If you are a parent caring for a child with a severe disability, you may be able to receive financial support through the Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program. This program provides financial support for low- to moderate-income families to cover some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a severe disability.


A parent or a legal guardian whose child:

may be eligible to receive help under this program depending on the family's income.

Financial Support

Depending on the income and size of the family, the program may provide between $25 and $500 a month to help with costs, such as:

How much a family receives will depend on:

How to apply

The program is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.

  1. Contact your local regional office and ask for an application form.
  2. Complete the application form and return it to the regional office along with any documentation asked for.
  3. A Special Agreements Officer will review your application and will contact you if they need more information.
  4. You will receive a letter saying whether or not you qualify for a grant and, if so, how much you will receive.