The Government of B.C. offers two types of autism programs that provide funding for autism-specific intervention services for children and youth.

  • Autism Funding: Under Age 6
    Families can access up to $22,000/year to pay for eligible services
  • Autism Funding: Ages 6-18
    Families can access up to $6,000/year to pay for eligible services

Both programs help with the cost of purchasing intervention services to promote a child’s individual communication, social, emotional, pre-academic, and functional life-skills development.

Learn more about autism funding programs in the Parent’s Handbook

How Autism Funding Works

Government sets up an account with funding in your child’s name. Parents then choose to hire eligible service providers that meet their child’s needs. Service providers send their invoices to the Autism Funding Branch. The Autism Funding Branch pays the service providers directly.

Pooling Your Funding

Families in smaller communities can consider pooling funding to cover the travel costs of professionals. Ask your Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) Worker to share your contact information with other families who may be interested.