We have our PRs and were planning to move sometime next year. But life happened and my kid got diagnosed with Autism. Living in the US, it is relatively easy to get services and haven’t had an issue with insurance, wait times or availability.
Upon researching the state of autism services in Canada, it broke my heart. The services are not covered by public health insurance. Some provinces give a fixed amount to families until age 5 and it drops significantly after. Eg. BC gives ~22k to families till age 5 and then onwards 5k. The services could cost upwards of 50k per year. It was so saddening to read stories of families who had to wait years for getting a diagnosis.
There are still a few things unknown to me and I’ve come here for information
- Do you know if big tech companies provide coverage for autism services?
- We’re hesitant to move now as US seems to be much advanced in terms of availability. If we decide to cancel our PRs now, will it be a problem to re-apply in the future?
- Even if we move now and take the financial hit with a good portion of (potential) Canadian salaries going towards services, will renewing PR be a problem? I’m not sure how medical inadmissibility would play a role here.
Lastly, if any one has any information at all about autism services or special education services in general in Canada, please reach out. I’m all ears.