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.

COVID-19 response

Read about learning supports for students with disabilities in K to 12 during COVID-19.

A number of interim FSCD policy updates have been made to help families during the COVID-19 public health crisis:

Read the letter to Family Support for Disabilities (FSCD) families from the Assistant Deputy Ministers of Community and Social Services. The letter, sent on March 25, 2020, outlines how the Alberta government continues to support families during the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

For more information, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.


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

Get help to navigate and access disability supports and services in Alberta from Family resource centres.

Advocate for Persons with Disabilities

If you are part of the disability community in Alberta and need advocacy support to navigate and access government or community resources, contact the Advocate for Persons with Disabilities at 780-422-1095.

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