Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)​

As an FSCD Vendor, the CarePros team is happy to support, guide, and educate your family through the FSCD process.​

FSCD Services

The FSCD program works with eligible families to provide support and services based on each child and family’s needs. As an FSCD Vendor, the CarePros team is able to help your family understand your coverage, facilitate coverage, and answer any questions you have regarding your child’s care. Learn more about the FSCD program and CarePros FSCD services available below.

FSCD Medical Care

•In-Home Respite Care

•Extraordinary Childcare

•24 Hour Respite

FSCD Behavioural Care

•In-Home Behavioural Care

•Community Support

•Out-of-Home Placements

Services and information for the FSCD Program

FSCD - Eligibility

To be eligible for the Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program, families must meet a number of criteria.

Age and residency criteria

For your family to be eligible for the Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program:

Disability criteria

You must also have medical documentation confirming your child has a:

  • diagnosis for a disability that is due to a developmental, physical, sensory, mental or neurological condition or impairment, and/or
  • health condition that impacts their daily living activities such as eating, grooming, walking, interacting with others, playing and problem solving

FSCD - What you get

To be eligible for the Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program, families must meet a number of criteria.

Services and supports

Families who are eligible for the Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program may receive:

  • information about government programs and services, community supports and local resources
  • help coordinating and getting supports and services
  • help with clothing or footwear that relates to your child’s disability
  • help with some of the costs to take your child to medical appointments such as parking, mileage, meals, accommodation and sibling care
  • respite services in or outside your home to give you a temporary break
  • help from aides who provide personal care, community, behavioural or developmental support
  • temporary living arrangements for your child away from home
  • help with some costs for medications, prescribed diets, ambulance or medical supplies
  • specialized services for children with severe disabilities
  • the same FSCD worker assigned to a family with more than one eligible child
  • help planning your child’s transition during key changes or life events
  • counselling

Needs assessment

If your child is eligible for the FSCD program, an FSCD worker will meet with you after you apply to discuss:

Individualized Family Support Plan

After the needs assessment, your FSCD worker will work with you to create an Individualized Family Support Plan (IFSP). It is based on a shared understanding of:

FSCD Services Provided

Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) helps families plan, coordinate and access services to raise a child with disabilities.

FSCD - Medical Care

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  • A full range of respite services
  • Nutritional support & tube feeding
  • Tracheostomy & ventilator care
  • Seizure management
  • Catheter care
  • Suctioning

FSCD - Behavioural Care

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  • A full range of behavioural support services
  • Assistance & care related to disruptive behaviour
  • Community support & relationship development
  • Ideal for children who may be having difficulties following rules
  • Ideal for children having difficulty making friendships
  • Ideal for children having issues with authority figures

FSCD - In-Home Services

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  • A full range of respite services
  • Assistance with extraordinary child care needs related to the child’s disability
  • A range of aide supports
  • Support family centered care for the child at home and/or school

FSCD - Out-of-Home Services

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  • Short & Long Term Placements
  • Crisis management & emergency resolution
  • Safe & Secure placements
  • One-to-One & Two-to-One Care Available

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