Family support

This program is for biological or extended families living with a child or adult aged 60 or under with a disability. The program is also for parents or guardians who themselves are experiencing a disability and who need to provide for the well-being and development of their children (who may or may not have a disability themselves).

This program also helps families and loved ones get support adapted to their needs so that they can stay involved in the life of the person with a disability. This program aims to prevent caregiver exhaustion and helps keep the person with a disability at home.

To fulfil this goal, the program provides a subsidy to families for respite and babysitting services. The program develops and provides access to a range of respite and assistance services for clients with an intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, or physical disability (ID-ASD-PD).

Role and responsibilities

CISSS staff member

  • Performs a yearly needs assessment to renew the subsidy.
  • Informs families about resources in the region.
  • Creates an intervention plan that includes respite and babysitting services.
  • Reviews the agreement and program terms and conditions with the family and has the family sign the agreement.

Users and their families

  • Express needs for respite and babysitting to their case manager.
  • Use the subsidy as per the terms of the intervention plan. 
  • Follow the program terms and conditions of the agreement with the CISSS de Laval. 
  • Send supporting documents confirming that the subsidy has been used within the set deadlines.


  • Confirms in writing that the subsidy has been granted for the current year.
  • Pays the subsidy as per the terms and conditions of the agreement.
  • Complies with the terms and conditions of agreement with the CISSS de Laval.


You must provide supporting documents showing that you have used the subsidy for services (receipts or signed forms confirming receipt of subsidized services) between october 15 and april 15 of the current fiscal year. 

If you send your documents in late, points 4 and 5 in the terms and conditions document will apply.