Funding and Financial Assistance for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Alberta

There is no autism-specific funding in Alberta. Access to funding is based on the identified needs of the person and family, as determined by clinical and governmental assessments and the review of other available supports that are funded by various government departments and private organizations. Funding support varies greatly from province to province in terms of qualification requirements and the types and quality of support available. A multidisciplinary team is typically involved in the diagnosis and assessment processes, and written recommendations are provided on the types and intensity of support needed. Older adolescents and adults with disabilities can often find it harder to access support.

Adult with disabilities such as autism are primarily funded by a program called Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD). However, there are other options out there and support can be accessed from several programs at the same time. It can take a lot of effort to find the right programs and resources, and I hope this list will serve as a starting point.

442 views0 comments