Eligibility and access to developmental services for children is based on psychological and/or medical assessment documentation.
Sunbeam Developmental Resource Centre (SDRC) provides support to children with the following diagnoses:
- Intellectual disability (Provisional and Unspecified diagnoses accepted)
- Autism spectrum disorder, with or without an intellectual disability (Provisional diagnoses accepted)
In determining eligibility for an intellectual disability, SDRC requires evidence of a DSM-5 diagnosis as provided within a psychological assessment. These reports must include commonly accepted instruments and assessments tools in determining the diagnosis.
In determining eligibility for an autism spectrum disorder, SDRC requires evidence of a DSM-5 diagnosis as provided within a medical or psychological assessment report/letter. Please note that medical letters that only include a diagnostic statement are not sufficient to confirm a child’s eligibility for SDRC services. Medical documentation must include commonly accepted instruments and assessments tools in determining the diagnosis.
If a child is deemed ineligible an appeal can be made to the Director of SDRC.