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December 20th, 2017

Important information about Autism Direct Funding

*** Application Deadline has Changed ***

Autism Direct Funding is granted through a joint initiative between Developmental Services Resource Centre (DSRC) and Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR). Autism Direct Funding can be applied for children and youth under the age of 18 with an ASD diagnosis. Families may be eligible to receive up to $500 in funding (eg for summer camp fees, 1:1 support, respite or a skill development program). Applications are considered based on equitable criteria and funding is not guaranteed.

Please be advised that Autism Direct Funding Applications will not be mailed to families for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

Applications for Autism Direct Funding are available on Developmental Services Resource Centre’s website from January 2, 2018 until January 31, 2018:

The application process/deadline has been changed so families can be notified of approval prior to beginning summer planning. All applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application by February 28, 2018. Funding cheques will still be mailed by the end of April 2018.  If you are unable to access the application online, paper copies are available for pick up at the DSRC office.