Building Brighter Futures Fund

How it Got Started:

"Children with autism grow up to be adults with autism." This message from Autism Ontario's advocacy efforts has been central to our strategic directions in working with families and autistic individuals across the lifespan. Autistic adults receive substantially less private and public funding. While the numbers of unsupported adults on the autism spectrum continues to grow, resources remain comparatively sparse. 

Autism Ontario was approached by informed and thoughtful supporters about providing concrete ways to specifically support adults on the autism spectrum. Their personal commitment and generous donation helped us realize a long held dream to create a fund that would open doors for adults with ASD across Ontario. In 2012 Autism Ontario was pleased to announce the Building Brighter Futures Fund (BBFF). 

The Purpose of the BBFF:

The purpose of BBFF is to provide financial assistance directly to Autistic adults in Ontario through a reimbursement of funds spent to access greater participation in their local communities.

Program fees for recreation or skill development, respite, professional supports, tuition, or other creative solutions connected to building life plans for adults with ASD will be considered for subsidy.

Successful candidates will receive reimbursement of up to $500.00. An individual may receive this subsidy only once.

Here’s what you need to do to apply:

  1. Complete the online application. We will be accepting applications in July 2019.
  2. Submit a formal diagnosis by a psychologist or psychiatrist (in pdf format).
  3. Please note this fund is able to serve 20 adults in 2019.

Funding for the Building Brighter Futures fund proudly donated by:

Donate Now

We are always seeking new donations for the many adults who have applied, but whom we have not been able to serve. Please consider donating to the Building Brighter Futures Fund so we can provide financial assistance to adults with ASD. We know that services and funding are sorely lacking for adults in Ontario and by donating you are opening doors for adults.