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Funding Sources

Disability Tax Credit
The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Being eligible for the DTC can also open the door to other government programs such as the child disability benefit.

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program (ACSD)
This program provides assistance to parents with extraordinary costs associated with having a child with serious special needs.

Special Services at Home (SSAH)
This program provides funding for the personal development and growth of the family member with a disability and secondly for relief and support for the family.

Out of Home Respite Care
Families of children with multiple special needs can receive up to seven days of respite per year in a location other than their own home.

Enhanced Respite Funding
Enhanced Respite Funding is provided to families caring for a medically fragile and/or technologically dependent child living at home, whose care requires ongoing, frequent and time-consuming intervention on a 24-hour basis

Passport Initiative
Created to provide opportunities for individuals who have a developmental disability and who have left school to find more ways to participate in their communities.

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
The Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing.