Step 7: Manage Approved Funding

Once the RTP Form is approved, parents or guardians will receive an authorization letter. Up to 20% of the total funding can be used to purchase training equipment, training sessions, and travel to access services.


Through My Family Services, parents can check balances, invoices, and send messages to the funding team. Any changes to the arrangement of approved funding need to be made by contacting the Autism Funding team or submitting a request to Amend Invoice Payment Authorization.

Step 5: Select Service Providers

Parents or gardians need to set up service provider every year.  You can contact the  goverment at or call 1 844 878-4700  to get advice on selecting service provider. For kids under 6, need to select service providers from RASP

Type of service providers 

  • Behaviour consultants
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Behaviour interventionist
  • Family counselling/therapy

Step 6: Submit the Request to Pay (RTP) Service Providers Form

Complete Request to Pay (RTP) Service Providers / Suppliers Form with your service providers and submit it to Autism Funding Program by the following options:


Step 4: Hire service providers

Parents or guardians will receive a letter detailing their approved funding amount and the period of funding, allowing them to utilize it for:


After meeting the CYSN worker and applying for autism funding, parents or guardians will receive and need to return two signed copies of the Autism Funding Agreement within two weeks.

Step 2: Meet with a Children & Youth with Support Needs Worker

Contact a Children and Youth Support Needs (CYSN) worker to review your diagnosis, discuss your eligibility for funding, and bring the following documents:

  • Autism Funding Application for Autism Funding
  • Documentation of Autism Diagnosis
  • Proof that the child is under age 18 (birth certificate)
  • Current BC Services Card/Driver's Licence (as proof of residency)


** Speed things up by sending copies to the CYSN office before meeting.


Autism Funding Programme

How do parents get Autism Funding and how does it pay?

Step 1: Get a diagnostic assessment

Find a paediatrician, psychiatrist or registered psychologist completes an assessment by examining your child's:

  • Medical and developmental history
  • Behaviours, social interactions and communication strategies