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A note from Liz:
you tried any of these options? We can't guarantee anything, but it
doesn't hurt to try! :) Some
specify children with life-threatening illnesses, but go to their websites and
see if they'll also accept those with developmental disabilities.
It couldn't hurt for us to apply to these kinds of foundations. If we word it in our letters that so many doors are closed to this group of children with respect to funding and services - and treatment is so expensive, not covered
by government funding or by insurance (at least in Ontario), we may have a shot.
I am a firm believer in making these various groups aware of autism and what we need. When, for example, your SSAH worker tells you to only claim $AX because that's all you'll get, I say "Rubbish!", claim what you need otherwise they won't know what the need is.
Same thing with these foundations. They are there to help kids with challenges and our kids certainly have their share of those. :)
Just my opinion... :)
Children’s Wish Foundation
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a federally chartered, non-profit
organization dedicated to fulfilling a favorite wish for children afflicted
with a high risk, life-threatening illness.
Arranging a trip to some far away destination, providing a customized computer for the child with special needs, tracking down a favorite celebrity, or simply finding exactly the right puppy, all are given equal care and consideration.
Children are eligible from 3 years of age and over but under the age of 18 years before the time the request is received. They must be legal residents of Canada and have an illness, which is categorized as a high risk, life-threatening condition.
Eligibility is determined by the
contacting the treating physician for a confirmation of diagnosis. The
physician must confirm the child is able to travel.
McPherson Court, Unit 30
Pickering, Ontario L1W 3E6
Tel: (905) 831-9474
Fax: (905) 831-2244
A CHILD’S VOICE FOUNDATION
A Child's Voice is a registered charity,
founded with the purpose of enhancing the physical and emotional well being of
any child who is physically or mentally challenged and/or disadvantaged. Our
foundation has a diversified yet simple mandate and lends support to
organizations whose goals coincide or compliment our own.
What makes A Child's Voice Foundation
different from larger charities is that we have very dedicated volunteers and
a very low overhead. Therefore you can be assured that your contribution is
being used for what you intended: the children.
There are thousands of children waiting for our help. It may
be a request for a wig, infusion pumps, a visit from a clown to a bedridden
child or simply a small toy.
Over the years A Child's Voice
Foundation has been able to provide: wigs, medication, medical equipments,
funds for special camps.
A Child's Voice
3034 Palstan Road, Suite 302
Mississauga, ON, L4Y 2Z6 905-275-3434 or 1-888-837-3352
Jennifer Ashleigh Foundation
L9P 1R1 Telephone 905-852-1799, Fax 905-852-4324
mandate is to improve the quality of life for chronically and seriously ill
Rainbow Children's Charity
RR #2, Box M22
Kettleby, Ontario L0G 1J0
Telephone: 905-939-8013 , Fax: 905-939-7598
Jennifer's Rainbow Children's Charity provides financial
assistance for families with children who are critically ill.
Tara Children's Foundation
P.O. Box 30361 Oshawa Centre
Oshawa, Ontario LTJ 8L8
Telephone: 905-436-0410, Fax: 905-579-0274
The mission of the Tara
Children’s Foundation is to assist parents of seriously ill children
with expenses not covered by other sources, but incurred while attending to
their child’s medical condition and care.
Patients must be under 19 years, and critically, chronically
or terminally ill including developmentally handicapped with medical
conditions. The illness does not have to be life threatening in order for a
request to be granted.
Griddle Children's Charities
505 Consumers Road, Suite 1000
Willowdale, Ontario M2J4V8
Telephone: 905-947-1100., Fax: (416) 493-3889
primary objective of the Golden Griddle Children's Charities is to grant the
wishes and financial help of terminally ill and severely disabled children.
May make a one time only grant for equipment and home renovations through Kids You Can Count on Us Foundation 416-218-7918 (Wayne Wavryk)
This is a tax-free monthly payment to
help families with the costs of raising children under 18.
The disability tax credit provides
additional tax assistance for individuals who have a severe and prolonged
mental or physical impairment.
If you or your family spend a large part
of your income (4%) on prescriptions, the Trillium Drug Program may help cover
the cost. Follow the link to their Web site for more information or call 1-800-575-5386.
Durham Special Needs Allocation
This program provides funds to help people with special needs and their families. It focuses on complex and multiple health needs. It provides temporary help for people in a crisis/transitional situation. Eligibility Criteria:
with special needs
with developmental disabilities
residence is within Durham Region and individuals would be accessing
services within Durham (exceptional circumstances may be considered)
in crisis (danger to self or others, requires additional supports to be
maintained or in transition (plan identifies option for ongoing support)
For more information call 905-427-8862
Easter Seals provides a variety of
services and support programs to children and young adults with physical
disabilities, as well as their parents and families as a whole.
Direct financial assistance to
individual families is the primary focus of The Easter Seal Society, Ontario.
The Society awards over $2 million in Financial Assistance each year. The
Society acts as a third party funder and as such has no role in prescribing,
recommending equipment, selecting a vendor/contractor or in the relationship
between the parent and vendor.
Easter Seals may help with home
renovations up to $3,000 call 416-421-8585
over 60 locations across Canada, we provide home oxygen systems, sleep apnea
products, compressor, aerosols and home medical equipment.
Service by Certified
Work is Always
Set up a
temporary, safer environment without costly renovations
equipment is guaranteed to be clean, safe and reliable
various equipment before deciding to buy
to meet individual lifestyles
Family and Caregiver
We Deliver to Your
with your Provincial Health Funding Agency
IBI PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
Providing Intensive Behavioural Intervention programs for eligible children under the age of six in Ontario.
Starlight Children’s Foundation is an international
non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for seriously
ill children and their families. Working with more than 1000 hospitals, the
Foundation provides an impressive menu of both in-hospital and outpatient
programs and services. A leader in delivering distractive entertainment,
Starlight's programs benefit over 100,000 children each month.
We address the needs of seriously ill children and
their families through six core programs, some directed specifically to the
hospital environment, others designed to support a child’s eventual return to
home and daily routine. Understanding that when a child is sick the whole family
suffers, our programs always incorporate the entire family.
you have a complaint against the Ontario government? Contact the Ombudsman.
Direct Funding enables adults with a
physical disability to become employers of their own attendants. Attendants
assist with routine activities of living, such as dressing, grooming and
Circle of Care services are funded
through a variety of sources: Community Care Access Centres, provincial and/or
municipal government funding; grants; charitable donations; and fees for
Some services are provided on a
subsidized basis to eligible persons, or at no charge.
Where you or your family member may be
eligible for publicly funded service (for instance, through Community Care
Access Centres) or private insurance coverage, Circle of Care staff will ensure
referral and coordination of service with the appropriate organization.
persons of every age and circumstance, Circle of Care offers a broad range of
health and home support service options to improve well-being, independence and
quality of life, and to offer an alternative to institutional care.
of Care supported 5,000 individuals and families during the past year, through
375,000 hours of personal care and homemaking services, 65,200 meals on wheels,
counseling and support groups, and with the time and commitment of almost 1,100
of Care is a community-based, charitable organization that has been serving
Toronto and area residents since 1971. Launched as a demonstration project to
explore possible approaches for meeting the needs of older adults, especially
those living at home, the agency emerged as an independent, not-for-profit
organization three years later. It has operated previously as "Senior
Care" and "Coordinated Services to Jewish Elderly". Responding to
growing demand and shifting societal expectations for home care, the agency
expanded in 1998 to serve young and old alike, changing its name to the current
"Circle of Care".
in 1989, The Safehaven Project for Community Living
is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing community residential
alternatives and respite programs for children and young adults who are multiply
disabled and have complex medical needs.
MARCH OF DIMES
help to adults with physical disabilities, the March of Dimes offers many useful
COMPUTERS AND COMPUTER PRODUCTS
Computers: People with Special Needs
IBM ACCESSIBILITY CENTER
Pharmacy – they can change the presentation of your medication.
Covered by third-party billing including ACSD.
available here, they are located in the Bathurst and Sheppard area.
Speak to Fran tel. (416) 633-2244 who is the contact for Kirkman's
YORK SUPPORT SERVICES NETWORK
Useful resource for the +6 age group in York Region. They sometimes help with emergency funding, can also help with case management and school issues.
ASK YOUR CASE MANAGER FOR HELP IN FILLING OUT THESE FORMS.
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