In 2016, the Government of Saskatchewan committed to implementing an Individualized Funding Program for parents and/or caregivers of children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This program supports the Saskatchewan Disability Strategy which is a 10-year comprehensive Strategy that sets out the vision to make Saskatchewan a more welcoming, inclusive, and accessible province for people who experience disability.
An Autism Stakeholder Working Group has been brought together to assist government in creating a new model for individualized funding. The working group is now seeking feedback from parents/caregivers of children with ASD, as well as service providers.
The survey is now closed. A summary of the survey results and feedback will be available in late fall 2017.
What is Individualized Funding?
Individualized funding will provide parents with funding to purchase services that best suit their child’s individual needs. This will give parents the flexibility and freedom to choose from a range of interventions that they think will most benefit their child.
More about the Autism Stakeholder Working Group
As part of the election commitment to implement an Individualized Funding program, an Autism Stakeholder Working Group has been brought together to provide recommendations to government on the Autism Individualized Funding Model.
Participants in the Working Group have been chosen from across Saskatchewan to share their experiences raising a child with ASD, and/or providing services for families impacted by ASD.