Application for Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)
Instructional video on how to complete the Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) application form.
Watch this video for a step by step presentation on how to complete the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) facilitated by a Surrey Place Service Coordinator.
Families located in Ottawa should contact SCS, or DSOER if they are in the Eastern Region, to request assistance in completing the Special Services at Home application.
If you are a parent caring for a child with a severe disability, you may be able to receive financial support through the Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program. This program provides financial support for low- to moderate-income families to cover some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a severe disability.
A parent or a legal guardian whose child:
- is under 18 years of age,
- lives at home,
- and has a severe disability
may be eligible to receive help under this program depending on the family’s income.
Depending on the income and size of the family, the program may provide between $25 and $500 a month to help with costs, such as:
- travel to doctors’ appointments, hospitals and other appointments related to the child’s disability
- special shoes and clothes
- parental relief such as respite
- wheelchairs and other assistive devices, including repairs
- hearing aids and batteries
- prescription drugs
- dental and vision care, including eyeglasses
How much a family receives will depend on:
- the family’s income
- the size of the family,
- the severity of the disability and
- the extraordinary costs related to the child’s disability