Here you will find links to some of the best ‘Stepping Stones Approved’ resources.
FUNDING
Special Services At Home
This program helps families who are caring for a child with a developmental or physical disability, as well as adults with a developmental disability. It helps families pay for special services in the home, or outside the family home as long as the child is not receiving support from a residential program. Funding depends on the type and amount of service the child needs, what help is available in the community, and what kind of support the family is already receiving.
Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities
If you are a parent caring for a child with a severe disability, you may be eligible for financial help with some of the costs of care. Depending on your income and the severity of the disability, you can get $25 – $440 a month to help pay for:

 

  • travel to doctors and hospitals
  • special shoes and clothes
  • parental relief
  • wheelchair repairs / assistive devices
  • hearing aids and batteries
  • prescription drugs
  • dental care
  • eyeglasses


Jennifer Ashley Children’s Charity

This private association helps improve quality of life for seriously ill children and their families by providing financial assistance for medical expenses and treatments in times of need. Every attempt to access support from government and other service agencies must be made by those families before JACC can consider their application. Application forms are not available on their site – they send them out directly through the mail. Stepping Stones can help you obtain the application and fill it out.

President’s Choice® Children’s Charity
This organization helps families whose children have been diagnosed with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and various developmental delays. They provide grants that help with the costs of equipment, home capital, respite care, developmental and physical therapy and accessible vehicles. To be considered, applicants must have a household income of $70,000 or less and require help with mobility equipment, environmental modification or therapy.

Jennifer presented herself as a caring person and a well-spoken professional who
worked with the lead teacher and the other staff to successfully meet the child’s goals and needs.

–ECA Assistant Teacher