Ontario. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities, West Region office

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services has temporarily expanded the list of eligible expenses under the Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities program to support people and their families while community-based activities and settings are closed. See the website for a listing of new eligible expenses.

This program provides financial support for low- to moderate-income families to cover some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a severe disability. Depending on the income and size of the family, the program may provide between $25 and $500 a month to help with costs, such as: special shoes and clothes, parental relief such as respite, wheelchairs and other assistive devices, hearing aids and batteries, prescription drugs, dental and vision care.

Ellen Fairclough Bldg
119 King St W 3rd Floor
Hamilton, ON
L8P 4Y7
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Phone: 905-521-7280
Toll Free: 1-866-221-2229
TTY: 905-546-8276


Age 17 years and younger; child lives at home, and has a severe disability. A parent or a legal guardian may be eligible to receive help under this program depending on the family's income.


Contact your regional office.




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English; French

Areas Served

Hamilton (City of); Haldimand County; Niagara Region; Brant County; Norfolk County

Agency Type

Provincial Government