Preschool children with a diagnosed autism spectrum disorder, who are enrolled in the Early Years Autism Service, may be eligible for preschool autism funding.
School-age children (until the day of graduation) with a diagnosed autism spectrum disorder, who are enrolled in a public or private school, may be eligible for school-age autism funding.
Your child must need the support of an adult to access community-based activities and/or tutoring outside of school hours.
To apply for Preschool autism funding, complete an application for preschool autism funding after your child has been assessed by an Early Years Autism Specialist. Include the intended start date for services, whether you or an early childhood centre will employ the Autism Assistant, and documentation on your child’s autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. Submit the application to the Autism Funding Coordinator.
If approved, you or your designated early childhood centre will receive an Autism Funding Agreement for review. Once signed, hours of service by the Autism Assistant can begin.
To apply for School-age autism funding, find a tutor or aide to work with your child and agree on a wage rate, or identify an organization that will employ a tutor or aide.
Complete an application for school-age autism funding, including information about the tutor/aide or the organization that will employ the tutor/aide, the wage rate, and documentation of your child’s autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. Submit the application to the Autism Funding Administrator.
If approved, you or the designated organization will receive an Autism Funding Agreement for review. Once signed, hours of service by the tutor or aide can begin.