Did you know that Michigan has a program to help families who care for their children with severe disabilities at home? The Family Support Subsidy Program can pay for special expenses the family has while caring for their child with severe disabilities. This financial support may help prevent or delay placement outside the home. In other cases, the program may provide the funds necessary to allow children to return from placements outside the home.
Families may be eligible for this program if they have a child under the age of 18 who has been given an eligibility category of cognitive impairment, severe multiple impairment, or autism spectrum disorder from a local or intermediate school district’s multidisciplinary evaluation team. The families taxable income may not exceed $60,000. In addition, the family cannot receive reimbursement from the Medical Subsidy Program for Adoptive Children if they choose to apply for the Family Support Subsidy.
If you or someone you know would like to apply in Washtenaw County, they should call Beth Garlock at Washtenaw ACA, 734-662-1256.