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- submitted: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 20:07

Read the update below or at the website by clicking here.

An update has been posted to https://www.autismresearchethics.net.

7 May 2018
Hello and welcome to our new subscribers. We want to let you know that a "forum" section has been added to the website. We have posted specific questions about your opinions on research ethics (organized into five categories for the five guideposts of person-oriented research ethics described on our "about" page). You can discuss these questions in the forum, or answer them privately via the contact form, email, phone, or whatever method works best for you. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your feedback.



- submitted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 18:18

SaskFEAT would like to provide parents/caregivers with an update regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Individualized Funding.  As it was reported on April 10th, $4,000 will be available for children with an ASD diagnosis under the age of six in 2018-19.  The Ministry of Social Services has experience to administer these types of benefits and will be providing the funding directly to parents and will begin taking applications in July.  The benefits will be administered in August; however, payments will retroactive to April 1, 2018. 

There was a teleconference with the ASD Individualized Funding Stakeholder Working Group, which includes SaskFEAT, this morning so that The Ministry of Health can provide further details about the program and the parent/caregiver resources that are currently being developed. This is the information that can be shared by SaskFEAT

 

  • The $4,000 Individualized Funding will not be ‘income tested.’
  • There will standards in place to ensure the validity of the Diagnosistic Team/Practioner.
  • Only evidence based, best practice services and supports will be eligible for the $4000 Individualized Funding.
  • There will be no added funding for travel expenses incurred to access the evidence based, best practice services and supports.
  • There will be one lump sum of $4000 to each parent/caregiver, with random audits of receipts for accountability and monitoring.
  • A Registry of qualified and regulated professionals is being developed, with the target completion date of June 2018.

 

Please let me know if you need any more information or have any questions. Once further information is released it will be posted on the Facebook Web and Facebook Page.

 

 

  

 

 

   



- submitted: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 14:26

It is because of the thoughtfulness and generosity of a donor, Kathy from SaskFEAT presented a $1000 cheque to the Parent Advocates for Autism Treatment in Saskatchewan’s (PAATS) Autism Family Camp.  This will be PAATS’s third year hosting the Autism Family Camp in Cypress Hills. Camp is a great weekend for families to get away and enjoy a weekend in a beautiful setting with facilities and support workers that make camp a fantastic experience for our autism families.

 

You can find information about the autism family camp on our website at: www.parentadvocates4autism.com/ autism-family-camp-1



- submitted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 18:41

This is the link to the news clip about the proposed Individualized Funding that was announced in yesterday's budget, it starts at the 10:17 mark of the video
 
https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/province-to-provide-4-000-per-child-under-six-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-1.3879849


- submitted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 13:47

https://www.discoverweyburn.com/local/unexpected-donation-to-benefit-those-with-autism#.WqgEq_mtGz0.facebook

 



Individualized Funding For Autism Spectrum Disorder March 15, 2016 - submitted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 17:57

Individualized Funding For Autism Spectrum Disorder

March 15, 2016

http://www.saskparty.com/funding_for_autism_spectrum_disorder

 

SaskFEAT has been contacted by the SaskParty in regards to today's announcement "Individualized Funding For Autism Spectrum Disorder March 15, 2016" SaskFEAT also received a written response to the two questions from the SaskFEAT Toolkit that were presented to the SaskParty. The SaskParty's written response will be posted tomorrow.

 

 



Sibling Respite Funding Applications are now being accepted. - submitted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:19

 


Sibling Respite Funding Application

Sibling Respite Funding Applications are now being accepted.

Please apply early, as funding is limited. Deadline for applications is September 1st. 2018.

 

It is because of the thoughtfulness and generosity of a donor, SaskFEAT will be providing one time funding for the 2018 Calendar Year. Therefore, SaskFEAT will be able to continue support to and for Saskatchewan Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, their families/caregivers and their communities. It is our goal to continue to be a positive resource for Individuals with ASD in Saskatchewan, and persons impacted by Autism in Saskatchewan.

It is with understanding, and shared circumstances that SaskFEAT recognizes that the diagnosis of Autism of one family member significantly affects the entire family, especially the siblings. A child in this type of situation doesn’t receive the same sort of attention they may in a typical family atmosphere, to no fault of the family. It is just the reality of the situation when a family member is diagnosed with autism. They require more attention. This is where SaskFEAT comes in! SaskFEAT is offering respite funding to acknowledge the siblings that have a brother or sister diagnosed with Autism and its’ impact on all family members and assists children from this stress.

Saskatchewan Families for Effective Autism Treatment (SaskFEAT)                                                                      Visit our Facebook page, or send us a message for more information or for an application.          saskfeat@sasktel.net     www.facebook.com/Saskfeat            

 

 

  

 

 

                                                                            

 

 

  

 

 

 



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