Family Support for Children with Disabilities
The Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) Program provides a broad range of proactive and family-centered supports that assist families to care for and promote the healthy growth and development of their child with a disability. The Program provides funding to families to assist with some of the extraordinary costs of raising a child with a disability. The needs, eligibility and services for each child are reviewed on an individual basis.
FSCD Information and Services
Family Support Services - works with families to plan for, select and coordinate services that will best meet the needs of their child and their family, including while their child is awaiting a formal diagnosis. In addition to information, referral and advocacy support, families can receive assistance with counseling, extraordinary clothing and footwear costs, costs to attend medical appointments and respite services.
Child-Focused Services - are provided when a child has a confirmed diagnosis and assessment information to specify their individual needs. These services include respite services, aide supports, child care supports, and health-related supports.
Specialized Services - are available for children with severe disabilities and/or multiple needs. A Multi-Disciplinary Team is part of the review of complex cases and assists in determining services that are appropriate to the health and developmental needs of the child.
Out of Home Services - provide long-term living arrangements and short-term relief care to accommodate the needs of severely disabled, medically fragile children and their families.
For more information please contact our FSCD Information line at 780-644-1636.