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Autism Surveillance System In Canada

Autism Spectrum Disorder Amoung Children and Youth in Canada 2018~March 2018- As Chief Public Health Officer, I am pleased to present the National Autism Spectrum Disorder Surveillance System (NASS) 2018 Report. This surveillance report is “Made in Canada” and provides a first reporting of national data and information to improve our understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Canada.
Approximately 1 in 66 children and youth are diagnosed with ASD in Canada. For families, an ASD diagnosis can involve significant emotional and financial challenges. For those in health, education and social services sectors, ASD is an important issue due to the resources those living with ASD require for intervention and treatment and due to the on-going impact on the health and well-being of Canadian children, youth, adults and their families and communities.


Legal Help

Understanding Consent and Capacity Rules in Canada-Toolkit~ What if someone is found to be incapable of making a specific decision? When a person is unable to make a decision on their own, they may require an accommodation or support in order to exercise their legal capacity, such as technological assistance, a translator, or a support person to interpret their signs, gestures or verbal cues. A person could also appoint someone to make decisions on their behalf, or to support them in making their decisions. This depends on the province or territory where they live and the person’s ability to appoint someone.  Each province or territory has its own decision-making model, such as substitute decision-making, supported decision-making, representation, and more (these models are reviewed in more detail below).


Information on Funds

Canada Benefits ~This is the Canadian Government website for disability.    Click on the province that you want, then on a the "I am..." a person with a disability, then click on the disability connection.

Autism-Related Funding Under 18 (by province)~Scroll to the Yukon section to find the programs available to you.Once a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has received a diagnosis, parents and caregivers begin to explore the treatment and support options for their child and their family. It can sometimes be challenging to understand the range of government-funded supports and services available to them and their loved ones. 
This page outlines funding and support services offered by the territorial government in the Yukon. It’s important to note that because of the Yukon’s size and location, there may not be the same variety of therapies that are available in other areas of the country with larger populations. 

Autism Funding and programs for 18+ in the Northwest Territories~ This page outlines government-funded supports and services available to adults (19 years or older) with autism living in the Northwest Territories.
In the Northwest Territories, there are two main funding programs available:

  1. Income Assistance
  2. Learning Supports for Persons with a Disability Funding (by NWT Disabilities Council)


     Disability Weblinks ~ Links you to information about programs, services and

 contacts anywhere in Canada.



Elementary and Secondary Education-Supports and Services~This Toolkit offers a look at the way each province or territory provides support to school-aged children who are autistic and/or who have an intellectual disability.The information included in this Toolkit has been pulled from publicly available government sources. As standard information, it may not necessarily be reflective of a particular family’s experience accessing services and supports in that school system.

Post Secondary Education Supports~ Welcome to Learning Strategies, located in the Learning Assistance Centre at Ayamdigut Campus, Whitehorse. The learning strategy instructor offers a range of services to help you develop the personal learning and study habits needed to meet the academic challenges faced during your studies. Our experienced Learning Strategist provides study tips and strategies to support academic success for students in any program.

Post-Secondary Education Funding for Yukon~Student Financial Aide Office.The following provides an overview of the grants and loans available to post-secondary students with disabilities in the Yukon. 

The Yukon Grant ~ The grant is available for Yukon students who are taking full-time post-secondary classes at a designated institution. Students with disabilities, including ASD and ID, are eligible for the Yukon Grant even if they aren’t taking a full course load.With the Yukon Grant, students can receive up to 170 weeks of funding over their lifetime. They must continue to meet eligibility requirements.

Apply for Student Financial Assistance

SCHEDULE D Canada Student Loan Application for Permanent Disabilities

The information copied below can be found on the Yukon FAQs Page- Canada_Student_Loans_FAQs.html#What_types_of_grants_can_I_apply_for

Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities - $2000 per loan year

To be eligible for this grant, you must meet the criteria for students with permanent disabilities, as outlined in the Canada Student Financial Assistance Regulations. Under the regulations, permanent disability means “a functional limitation caused by a physical or mental impairment that restricts the ability of a person to perform the daily activities necessary to participate in studies at a post-secondary school level or the labour force; and is expected to remain with the person for the person’s expected life.”

You will be required to provide proof of your permanent disability by providing one of the following: 1) a medical certificate or 2) a psycho-educational assessment or 3) documentation proving receipt of federal or provincial permanent disability assistance

  • Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities – up to $8000 per loan year


Yukon Human Rights Commission ~ Our mandate is the promotion of

         human rights and the resolution of situations of discrimination under

         the Yukon's Human Rights Act.

Boards of Education ~ A site created by the University of Toronto to link you   to any school board in any province.     

Education Act ~ Division 2 Special Education

Speech and Language Services in School ~ Referring students for speech-

         language services, Speech-language Services

Student Support Services ~ Connections to Inclusive Schooling Directorate

        (educating all children), and Inclusive Schooling Resource Kit. There

        are a lot of sub-titles in these two with a wide range of information on

        Special Needs with inclusion and strategies for teachers etc.

Social Services/ Family and Children's Services/ Regional Services ~ The social services branch offers a range of services to Yukoners, including financial assistance, inclusion supports (respite care, disability supports day programs etc), home care, continuing care(for any age).

Yukon Council on disabilty~ dedicated to providing quality services to promote social and economic independence for persons with disABILITIES.

Other Yukon Government Departments and Agencies ~ Yukon department of Education (special programs branch, Educational Psychologists, Speech/language Pathologists, Occupational Therapist, Individualized Education Plans etc).


Provincial Service Dog Laws

Human Rights Act


Services/Service Providers

Yukon Association for Community Living
P. O. Box 31478, Whitehorse, Yukon   Y1A 6K8
Telephone: (867) 667-4606
Fax: (867) 668-8169

Yukon Child Development Centre~ We work with families and community members to provide early supports and therapeutic services to Yukon children from birth to school age. Services we offer include assessment, follow-up programming, and groups for children and parents. Services can take place at the Centre, homes, or child care program and are offered in all rural communities. Our services are confidential and free of charge.

Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon ~ LDAY works to provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, education, programs and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society.


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