The purpose of this policy is to provide clarification on the criteria and process used by CLBC to determine eligibility for its direct or funded supports and services. In addition, this policy addresses the need for consistency and equity in determining access to services.

Download the Policy – Updated April 2018
CLBC Eligibility Form: Assessor ReportUpdated to replace the CLBC Assessment Summary – Assessor Report

Note: the CLBC Eligibility Policy and Eligibility Form were updated in April 2018 to reflect the language (“intellectual disabilities”) and criteria used in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5) that practitioners use to assess individuals to determine eligibility for CLBC services. There are no significant changes to CLBC’s eligibility criteria.

Information Sheets: Click here to download the information sheet for individuals and families on eligibility.

Criteria for Eligibility

CLBC has two streams for eligibility:

Developmental Disability

An adult has:

  • significantly impaired intellectual functioning
  • significantly impaired adaptive functioning
  • these limitations must have started before age 18

Personalized Supports Initiative (PSI)

An adult who does not have a developmental disability but has:

  • significant limitation in adaptive functioning AND EITHER
  • a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) OR
  • a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
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