Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)

The FSCD program works with eligible families to provide support and services based on each child and family’s needs.

Services and information

  • To be eligible for the Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program, families must meet a number of criteria.
  • Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) helps families plan, coordinate and access services to raise a child with disabilities.
  • Follow these steps to apply for the Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program.
  • See the specialized services you may get through the Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program and how to make a request.
  • How parents can choose and access Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) service providers to assist their child and family.
  • Options to resolve concerns about a Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program decision.
  • Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) publications, forms and other resources for families and service providers.
  • Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) services are available across the province. Find the office closest to you.

As Minister of Community and Social Services, I want to assure families who access Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) and Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) programs that eligibility and funding have not changed.

In late June, I became aware of an increase in the waitlist that families and individuals were experiencing. As a result, I instructed the department to address this matter. I am happy to report processes have been improved so families and individuals will receive their service agreements and funding in a timely manner.

I remain committed to working in partnership with you to improve the way our government supports Albertans. My department and I are always willing to hear directly from individuals, families, advocacy groups, service providers and anyone else who interacts with our department. We will continue to monitor our programs and work together with individuals, families, staff and service providers to provide Albertans with the best services we can.

Rajan Sawhney
Minister of Community and Social Services

Overview

The FSCD program is based on the Family Support for Children with Disabilities Act (FSCD Act) and the FSCD Regulation. We work in partnership with eligible families of children with disabilities to help parents:

  • with supports and services to raise your child and promote their healthy development
  • encourage your child to take part in activities at home and in community
  • maintain guardianship, responsibility for decision-making and usual expenses to raise a child until they are 18 years old
  • with some of the extraordinary costs related to your child's disability

Services are tailored to meet your family’s situation by working together with you to:

  • determine your child and family’s specific needs
  • set goals to help your child develop and participate at home, school and in the community
  • agree on services and resources to help achieve your child and family’s goals
  • regularly review your goals and needs

Contact

FSCD offices