Family Support Services

Family Support Services include a range of support for families of children and youth with a diagnosis of a developmental disability, a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or who are eligible for the At Home Program. These services are intended to help promote children's healthy development, maximize quality of life and assist families in their role as primary caregivers.

Respite Services

Provides funding directly to families to purchase the respite services that best meet their needs.

Professional Support Services

Provides specialized support services by qualified professionals including assessment, training, counselling, planning and other supports to children, families and caregivers.

Child and Youth Care Worker

Provides a specialized child-care worker who assists the child to learn social and life skills, and/or to support the family to learn parenting/child management skills.

Parent Support Program

Provides a range of services to assist parents and/or children to develop skills and access information and community programs, and may include parent support groups, parent skills training, counselling, life skills and organized activities.

Homemaker/Home Support Program

Provides home support services including direct care of children and training in household management skills on a short term, on-going, intermittent or as needed basis.

Behavioural Support Services

Provides consultation, training, and development and monitoring of individualized positive behaviour support plans for children and youth and their families.

For more information or to apply for Family Support Services contact your local MCFD Office.