Special and Complex Needs

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) Program

If you are a parent or guardian who is caring for a child with a severe disability you may be able to get financial support through the Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) Program. This program provides financial support for eligible families to cover some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a severe disability.

Eligible parents and guardians can receive between $25 and $618 a month to help with disability-related costs.

Annual increases to ACSD are now tied to inflation. This means that if prices go up, so will the maximum monthly amount for ACSD. In any year that payments go up, the new maximum will take effect in July of each year.

There are many other supports to individuals and families. Find out about other support programs you may be eligible for.

Website https://www.ontario.ca/page/assistance-children-severe-disabilities-program
Who can use this service Parent or legal guardians with a child under 18 years of age who lives at home and has a severe disability. Must meet total household income levels and other factors