How to apply

Step 1: Ensure you are applying for the right program

Review the supports and services available through the Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program.

Step 2: Check your eligibility

Review the eligibility criteria to decide if the FSCD program is right for your family.

  • If you have more than one child who may be eligible, you must complete a separate application for each.

Step 3: Fill out the online application

You can complete and submit your application online. Use the online application through myAlbertaSupports.ca by:

  • creating a secure account, if you do not have one
  • choosing the Family Support for Children with Disabilities application
  • filling it out online

If you would like help filling out the online application contact Alberta Supports.

Once complete, submit online or print and return the application either by:

  • Mail:

Attn: Disability Application Processing
Park Plaza
4th Floor, 10611 98 Avenue NW
Edmonton Alberta  T5K 2P7

Step 4: Provide documentation

A Disability Services worker will need more information to decide if you are eligible for the program. Please send documentation that support your application, such as:

  • documentation to show your child's age and citizenship, such as:
    • birth certificate or record of birth
    • permanent resident or citizenship card
    • record of landing
    • passport

Get a letter or report from a health professional who has diagnosed your child’s disability. It may be written by, or on behalf of a:

  • physician or psychiatrist
  • physical or occupational therapist, speech and language pathologist or audiologist
  • clinical social worker or psychologist

You are responsible for any fees the health professional charges to prepare the letter or report. It must include:

  • your child’s name and date of birth
  • the diagnosis as either an existing disability or a condition or impairment that may lead to a disability
  • information about the disability, how it affects your child’s daily functioning and whether it will have long-term implications
  • the date the diagnosis was made – it should be current within 2 years
  • the name of the physician or health professional who made the diagnosis

Step 5: Complete your application

  • Gather the documentation needed for your FSCD application.
  • Make copies for your files.
  • Upload your documents through myAlbertaSupports.ca.
  • Or, mail them to:

Attn: Disability Application Processing
Park Plaza
4th Floor, 10611 98 Avenue NW
Edmonton Alberta  T5K 2P7

  • Or, fax them to: 780-422-4464

After you apply

A Disability Services worker reviews your application package to see if there is enough information to decide if your child is eligible for the program. They will contact you to:

  • ask you to provide more information to determine your child’s eligibility, or
  • explain why your child is not eligible and give you information about other programs and resources that may be helpful, or
  • say your child is eligible and discuss next steps to determine your needs, goals and the supports you may get

If you are not eligible

Your Disability Services worker will contact you and your support team to:

  • explain why you are not eligible
  • give you information about other Alberta government programs and services you may be eligible for
  • provide information about other supports in your community
  • tell you and your support team about ways to resolve concerns about your eligibility

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