2021 March Break Reimbursement Fund - Application

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Terms of Service

Application Process

  1. Autism Ontario is now accepting applications for participation in the 2021 March Break Reimbursement Fund for a minimum of 1,007 randomly selected families.
  2. Please complete your signed application and mail with copy of diagnosis. (Your application will be assigned a unique profile and you will receive an email acknowledging our receipt of your application.)
  3. Autism Ontario will notify all applying families whether they were randomly selected to receive funds by January 31, 2021. If you are selected, you will receive further instructions that you must follow to submit eligible receipts by no later than March 31, 2021 before reimbursement is made.  Once all required documentation has been received, reimbursement of up to $350 will occur within 30 business days.

Notes
  1. Autism Ontario will provide reimbursement to a maximum of $350 per child/youth with ASD (up to 18th birthday) as follows:

    Families will have flexibility to use the funding for an expanded list of eligible expenses, or 1:1 support workers so their child can attend a March Break camp (March 15-19, 2021), or to allow them to purchase other appropriate respite and recreational supports in the event of potential camp cancellations. Eligible expenses will include:
    1. Respite services to support caregivers during the day, evening or weekend, at home or elsewhere (for example supervision of the child or youth, help with daily living activities or taking child out for an activity);
    2. Fees for online or in-person recreational and cultural activities and camp programs that help to promote independence and develop social, communication and life skills (for example sports, arts and music programs, museums, and camps).
    3. Support workers must be 18 or older
  2. Cheques will not be issued in advance of Autism Ontario receiving all documents (proof of diagnosis, signed application and original receipt(s)).
  3. Membership in Autism Ontario is not required to access the Fund, as per Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. However,the child/youth for whom the funds are intended must have a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Release of Liability

I understand that no information will be released without my authorization. I will indemnify and save harmless Autism Society Ontario (operating as Autism Ontario) and each of their officers, directors, employees, volunteers and agents from and against any and all claims, actions or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from my use of the family funding. I am aware that Autism Ontario neither supports nor endorses any one camp or program.

I am also aware that Autism Ontario does not endorse or train any individual for the purpose of working one on one with my child. (Autism Ontario complies with the Personal Health Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA). All information gathered is stored in a confidential manner.  To view Autism Ontario’s Privacy Policy, please visit www.autismontario.com.)

By signing I am acknowledging the release of liability above and I am certifying that the information provided in this application is true, correct and complete to the best of my ability.