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Autism Ontario March Break Reimbursement Fund

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Region: Ontario
Age: Children, 18 and under
Disability: Autism Spectrum Disorder

You can get up to $350 to help pay for supports over March Break, either at a camp or in the community. It is a reimbursement program, which means that you pay for what you need and keep your receipts, and the organization will pay you back.

Learn about Budgeting

Ages 0-4

A budget is a plan for how you spend your money. Your budget can include all your money such as your funding, pay you get from working, or money you get from other places. You can make your budget for each week, each month, or for the year. You should review your budget often to make sure you are not spending more money than you have.

You might need help making your budget. Here are some people who could help:

  • Parent or other family member
  • Legal Guardian
  • A support worker
  • Your Public Guardian Trustee

Resources

Money Matters is a tool for learning how to budget your money and can be found on the ConnectAbility website. This website has resources, information for building life skills and connects you with your community.

MyDirectPlan is an online planning tool to manage your individualized funding.

Ages 5-11

A budget is a plan for how you spend your money. Your budget can include all your money such as your funding, pay you get from working, or money you get from other places. You can make your budget for each week, each month, or for the year. You should review your budget often to make sure you are not spending more money than you have.

You might need help making your budget. Here are some people who could help:

  • Parent or other family member
  • Legal Guardian
  • A support worker
  • Your Public Guardian Trustee

Resources

Money Matters is a tool for learning how to budget your money and can be found on the ConnectAbility website. This website has resources, information for building life skills and connects you with your community.

MyDirectPlan is an online planning tool to manage your individualized funding.

Ages 12-14

A budget is a plan for how you spend your money. Your budget can include all your money such as your funding, pay you get from working, or money you get from other places. You can make your budget for each week, each month, or for the year. You should review your budget often to make sure you are not spending more money than you have.

You might need help making your budget. Here are some people who could help:

  • Parent or other family member
  • Legal Guardian
  • A support worker
  • Your Public Guardian Trustee

Resources

Money Matters is a tool for learning how to budget your money and can be found on the ConnectAbility website. This website has resources, information for building life skills and connects you with your community.

MyDirectPlan is an online planning tool to manage your individualized funding.

Ages 15-17

A budget is a plan for how you spend your money. Your budget can include all your money such as your funding, pay you get from working, or money you get from other places. You can make your budget for each week, each month, or for the year. You should review your budget often to make sure you are not spending more money than you have.

You might need help making your budget. Here are some people who could help:

  • Parent or other family member
  • Legal Guardian
  • A support worker
  • Your Public Guardian Trustee

Resources

Money Matters is a tool for learning how to budget your money and can be found on the ConnectAbility website. This website has resources, information for building life skills and connects you with your community.

MyDirectPlan is an online planning tool to manage your individualized funding.

Ages 18-21

A budget is a plan for how you spend your money. Your budget can include all your money such as your funding, pay you get from working, or money you get from other places. You can make your budget for each week, each month, or for the year. You should review your budget often to make sure you are not spending more money than you have.

You might need help making your budget. Here are some people who could help:

  • Parent or other family member
  • Legal Guardian
  • A support worker
  • Your Public Guardian Trustee

Resources

Money Matters is a tool for learning how to budget your money and can be found on the ConnectAbility website. This website has resources, information for building life skills and connects you with your community.

MyDirectPlan is an online planning tool to manage your individualized funding.

Ages 22-40

A budget is a plan for how you spend your money. Your budget can include all your money such as your funding, pay you get from working, or money you get from other places. You can make your budget for each week, each month, or for the year. You should review your budget often to make sure you are not spending more money than you have.

You might need help making your budget. Here are some people who could help:

  • Parent or other family member
  • Legal Guardian
  • A support worker
  • Your Public Guardian Trustee

Resources

Money Matters is a tool for learning how to budget your money and can be found on the ConnectAbility website. This website has resources, information for building life skills and connects you with your community.

MyDirectPlan is an online planning tool to manage your individualized funding.

Ages 41 and over

A budget is a plan for how you spend your money. Your budget can include all your money such as your funding, pay you get from working, or money you get from other places. You can make your budget for each week, each month, or for the year. You should review your budget often to make sure you are not spending more money than you have.

You might need help making your budget. Here are some people who could help:

  • Parent or other family member
  • Legal Guardian
  • A support worker
  • Your Public Guardian Trustee

Resources

Money Matters is a tool for learning how to budget your money and can be found on the ConnectAbility website. This website has resources, information for building life skills and connects you with your community.

MyDirectPlan is an online planning tool to manage your individualized funding.

Passport Funding

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Region: Ontario
Age: over 18

Passport Funding is an Ontario Government program that provides funding to adults with a developmental disability. Passport provides funding for services and supports in your community. Contact your local DSO to apply.

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

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Region: Ontario
Age: over 18

ODSP income support is an Ontario Government program that helps people with disabilities pay for things like food and housing, as well as provides drug coverage and vision care.

Autism Ontario One-to-One Summer Support Worker Reimbursement Fund

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Region: Ontario
Age: Children, 18 and under
Disability: Autism Spectrum Disorder

You can get up to $600 to pay for supports during a summer camp or summer program. It is a reimbursement program, which means that you pay for what you need and keep your receipts, and the organization will pay you back.

Plan for adult services

Ages 15-17

  • Start planning for your transition into adult health and social services. It is important be prepared and plan ahead.

For you parents and caregivers 

  • As parents and caregivers of people with developmental disabilities age, your planning needs to change. Some issues that become more important as parents age include financial security and social supports for their loved one after parents/supporters pass away, as well as housing needs.

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Resources for parents and caregivers 

Ages 18-21

  • Start planning for your transition into adult health and social services. It is important be prepared and plan ahead.

For your parents and caregivers

  • As you grow older, the planning needs for you and your child change. Some issues that become more important include financial security, housing security and social supports for your loved one after you are no longer able to support their needs.

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For parents and caregivers

Save for the Future

Ages 15-17

  • Consider opening a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). A RDSP can help you save money faster through government contributions.
  • To be eligible for a RDSP you need to be eligible for and receiving the Disability Tax Credit.

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Ages 18-21

  • Consider opening a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). A RDSP can help you save money faster through government contributions.
  • To be eligible for a RDSP you need to be eligible for and receiving the Disability Tax Credit.

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Ages 22-40

  • Consider opening a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).
  • A RDSP can help you save money faster through government contributions.
  • To be eligible for a RDSP you need to be eligible for and receiving the Disability Tax Credit.

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Ages 41 and over

  • Consider opening a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).
  • A RDSP can help you save money faster through government contributions.
  • To be eligible for a RDSP you need to be eligible for and receiving the Disability Tax Credit.

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Support for Parents and Caregivers

Ages 0-4

  • There are many resources in Ontario that help to connect caregivers with support, but many caregivers do not know they exist or may find them hard to use.

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Ages 5-11

  • There are many resources in Ontario that help to connect caregivers with support. These supports may include respite, support groups and support in your home.

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Ages 12-14

  • There are many resources in Ontario that help to connect caregivers with support. These supports may include respite, support groups and support in your home.

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Ages 15-17

  • There are many resources in Ontario that help to connect caregivers with support. These supports may include respite, support groups and support in your home.

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Ages 18-21

  • There are many resources in Ontario that help to connect caregivers with support. These supports may include respite, support groups and support in your home.

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Ages 22-40

  • There are many resources in Ontario that help to connect caregivers with support. These supports may include respite, support groups and support in your home.

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Ages 41 and over

  • There are many resources in Ontario that help to connect caregivers with support. These supports may include respite, support groups and support in your home.

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March of Dimes Home and Vehicle Modification Program

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Region: Ontario
Age: All Ages 
Disability: Mobility

This program is for people and families who have significant mobility impairments that impact their functioning for longer than one year. This program is intended to provide funding for basic home and/or vehicle modifications to help with the mobility issues.

Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity

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Region: Ontario  
Age: Children, 18 and under 

This charity gives money to families of children with disabilities and who are having a very hard time (in crisis). This money can be used to pay rent or bills, or it can pay for respite or wellness programs.

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