Approximately 50% of all savants have autism, while only about five to ten percent of individuals with autism possess extraordinary savant skills.
PROVINCIAL FUNDING FOR AUTISM AVAILABLE
The Cognitive Disabilities Strategy was designed to assist families who are caring for an
individual who has a recognized cognitive disability and has needs that are unmet in the current
support structure. This is the only provincial funding available for families caring for a child with
an autism spectrum disorder at this time. Cognitive Disabilities Intake Committees have been
established for certain health regions to process requests for assistance, develop a support
team and, if necessary, put forward a request for additional funding for applicants.
The Cognitive Disabilities Strategy is the only source of direct funding available at this time. It
is our strong recommendation that all parents of children with autism apply. We are concerned
that if parents do not apply for funding when it is available, the government may conclude that
autism funding is not needed. We encourage you to apply to the Committee for funding of
whatever services you feel your child needs that are currently not available to you.
ADDITIONAL FUNDING RESOURCES
The Casey Foundation
Founded in 2005 by Alexis Leippi Cuthbert, The Casey Foundation seeks to enrich the lives of children with autism in Saskatchewan by
helping their families offset financial costs associated with autism support services.
Canadian Tire Jump Start Funding
Contact Autism Services of Saskatoon (306) 665-7013 ext. 0 or firstname.lastname@example.org to be forwarded to the Director of Family Programs more information.
CURRENT FAMILY PROGRAMS