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Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)

The information below is from the Ministy of Children and Youth Services
The Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program helps parents with some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a severe disability.

  • Who can get help?

A parent or a legal guardian whose child:
is under 18 years of age,
lives at home,
and has a severe disability
may be eligible to receive help under this program depending on the family's income.

  • What the program pays for

Parents can get between $25 and $440 a month to help with costs, such as:
travel to doctors and hospitals
special shoes and clothes
parental relief
wheelchair repairs
assistive devices
hearing aids
hearing aid batteries
prescription drugs
dental care

  • How much a family receives will depend on:

the family's income
the severity of the disability
the kind of difficulties the child has when walking
feeding himself
bathing himself
the extraordinary costs related to the disability.

  • How to apply

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

  • For information call: Ministry of Community and Social Services 705-474-3540 or 1 800 461 9843  621 Main Street West North Bay, ON, P1B 2V6

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