Parents of children with disabilities sometimes need support so they can raise their children at home and fully participate in community life.
The Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) Program provides a wide range of family-centred supports and services. Services are meant to help strengthen families’ ability to promote their child’s healthy development and encourage their child’s participation in activities at home and in the community.
The program is voluntary; parents remain the guardians for their child and are responsible for all decision-making and the usual expenses of raising a child until their child turns 18 years old.
The FSCD program works in partnership with eligible families to provide supports and services based on each child and family’s individual assessed needs.
FSCD assists approximately 10,000 children and their families each year.
Contact your local FSCD office for more information.
Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) Program: An Overview of Specialized Services
Excerpt from Alberta Human Services