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Children’s Respite Flexible Funding

January 1, 2019 @ 12:00am - February 13, 2019 @ 11:59pm

APPLICATIONS WILL START BEING ACCEPTED ON JANUARY 1, 2019

THE APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BE CLOSED FEBRUARY 13, 2019

THE CHILDREN’S RESPITE FLEXIBLE FUNDING APPLICATION IS FOR FAMILIES LIVING IN YORK REGION, SIMCOE COUNTY, DURHAM REGION, PEEL, DUFFERIN, WELLINGTON, AND HALIBURTON, KAWARTHA & PINE RIDGE (HKPR).

The Children’s Respite Flexible Funding is from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to serve as an enhancement for families to access respite services in their community. Families can only apply for these funds once a year (between January and mid February) and there is no guarantee of the availability of these funds in future years.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE SELECTED BY A LOTTERY SYSTEM


The purpose of the Children’s Respite Flexible Fund is to help caregivers get the flexible and individualized support their family needs in order for them to take intervals of time off from their care-giving duties.

Eligibility

  • Children that are up to the age of 18 years (after their 18th birthday they no longer qualify)
  • Children must have an official diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (proof of diagnosis is required)
  • Children must live in York Region, Simcoe County, Durham Region and Haliburton, Kawartha & Pine Ridge (HKPR), Dufferin, Peel and Wellington

The funds will cover

  • Respite worker / mediator
  • Respite worker / mediator at a camp or group
  • Camp fees
  • Social groups, recreational groups
  • Specialized classes, lessons (guitar, swimming, karate, etc)

The funds will NOT cover

  • Any type of therapy ( speech and language, ABA, IBI, music therapy, etc)
  • Transportation costs, mileage, parking fees
  • Activity costs (admission fees, costumes, snacks, etc)
  • Home care and cleaning costs
  • Education fees, assistive devices, computer software, equipment

Important Information about the Children’s Respite Flexible Funding:

  • There is a limited amount of funding per year to serve many families. It will be a lottery selection.
  • This is an enhancement to your respite plan. These funds will not cover all of your yearly respite costs.
  • This is a reimbursement funding process. Your costs will be reimbursed once you have submitted valid receipt of payment (program or service must be completed).
  • If any portion of the application is missing, it will not be processed.
  • Decisions will not be made until after the application deadline has passed.
  • The application covers a 1 year period; families are encouraged to apply yearly.

The Application Process

  • Complete an application online and submit.
  • Decisions are made available as of April 30, 2019
  • Applicants also receive a written letter by mail
  • Approved applicants receive an approval package with further information.

For more information on the Children’s Respite Flexible Funding contact: Sue Townsend 905-713-6808 ext 360 or susan.townsend@kerrysplace.org

Details

Start:
January 1, 2019 @ 12:00am
End:
February 13, 2019 @ 11:59pm
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