As announced in the 2020-21 Budget, $8,000 annually will be available for children under the age of six with an ASD diagnosis.
Individualized funding provides 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 therapeutic interventions and supports that will most benefit their child.
Only children under six years of age who have been diagnosed with ASD are eligible for funding. Out-of-province diagnoses will need to be reviewed and confirmed by a Saskatchewan Health Authority ASD diagnostic team. If you suspect your child has ASD, contact an ASD Consultant in the community closest to you.
How to apply or renew:
or download the PDF version of the application.
or download the PDF version of the renewal form.
Other forms you will require if you download the PDF application:
If your or your child's circumstances change, please download and fill out the ASD IF Change of Circumstance Form.
The Ministry of Health maintains the Registry of Autism Service Providers, which allows parents/caregivers of children with ASD to search for services available in their home community (or communities close to them).
Professionals providing services under the ASD IF program are required to be listed on the registry. If you do not see your preferred private service provider listed in the registry, or if you are a private service provider who would like to be listed, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Private service providers can also submit an application to be listed in the registry.
Access the Registry of Autism Service Providers
Note: The private service providers listed on the registry operate as private businesses and their fees may vary. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to contact providers for their service rates.
For more information about what services are eligible under the ASD IF program, download the Eligible Services List.
Download the Alternative Funding list to learn about other funding that is available for services not eligible under the Individualized Funding Program.
Families will receive their first benefit upon approval of their application and future benefits will be paid annually in the month of the anniversary of the original application date so long as the child is under the age of six.
For more information, download our FAQ document, or:
- For information related to eligible services and the service provider registry, contact the Ministry of Health at 1-800-667-7766 or email@example.com.
- For information related to applications and payments, contact the Ministry of Social Services at 1‑833‑304‑1774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.