Resources & Funding Options

for Families With Exceptionalities

Funding Options for Autism Treatment and

Other Developmental Delays in Ontario

After your child has been diagnosed with autism, you may feel overwhelmed about therapy options, funding, and programming.

Services like speech therapy, occupational therapy, and ABA/IBI therapy, are funded based on your child’s needs by regional programs but wait times can be overwhelming.

The first step to accessing these funded services 

is to contact 

Ontario Autism Program (OAP)

and register your child.

From there, you’ll discover several ways to fund the services your child 

and family need access to. These include:

Financial support from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social

Services for families acting as the primary caregivers for children with

developmental and/or physical disabilities.

Monthly financial support for low-income to moderate-income families

caring for children with severe disabilities.

Funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, this

program supports adults with developmental challenges to take part in

their community and live independently.

Ontario’s Assisted Devices Program offers financial assistance for

individuals with long-term physical disabilities who need specialized

equipment and supplies.

In-home, community-based, and long-term care for qualifying individuals

covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).

AIM Subsidized Therapy Program

Our AIM Without Limits Subsidy Program captures the very essence of our values and vision.

We believe it’s not only possible but necessary to provide support and services to each child with autism according to their needs so that they can achieve their full potential without boundaries.

This program allows families with limited financial resources to access IBI therapy at a discounted rate of $23 per hour.

What’s included in the program:

Maximum of 12 months of IBI services at the subsidy rate

Maximum of 60 hours of IBI per month

Free initial assessment with written report to start the subsidy ABA program.

Free Occupational Therapy assessment with written report

Free Speech and Language initial assessment with written report to start the subsidy ABA program

Families eligible for the subsidy program must have a household income of less than $100,000 per year and currently be on the waitlist for government-funded autism services.

Applications for the AIM Without Limits Subsidy Program open every July for September start dates.

At AIM, we strive to help as many families as possible and we carefully consider every application we receive.

There is an overwhelming need for this program in our communities, however, as a small charity, we can only offer a limited number of spots in each round of applications.

This program is funded through our annual fundraising events, and we are grateful to our donors, corporate sponsors, and everyone who supports us in making it possible for these children to reach their potential.

If you’d like to donate to AIM Without Limits to help more families access the services they need and create change in a child’s life, then explore our Donation page.