Every year, Autism Ontario holds a draw to provide funding to families for March Break and the summer. The March Break applications are now open.
Your child has to be signed up for something: a camp, a respite worker coming to the house, a therapy program, etc. It can be an ongoing program, not just one that runs during the appointed time. We used our receipt for ABA therapy for several years.
The downside is that there is no guarantee that your family will be chosen. The odds seem to be about 50-50 of receiving a grant and the amount of money caps out at $350 per child.
But, even if you're not chosen, there's still a chance of receiving some funding. Even when we aren't chosen, we save our receipts because in the last 2 out of 5 years, we've gotten an email after the period (usually May or October). It explained that not all of the funding was claimed and invited us to submit receipts for reimbursement.
The deadline for applications is January 20th and they need the receipts submitted before the end of March.
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