Am I Eligible for CLBC Support?

What this page says

  • CLBC supports adults who have a developmental disability.
  • CLBC also helps adults who have Autism or FASD, and also need support with daily tasks.
  • You will have to give CLBC assessment reports and forms filled out by an approved professional, like a psychologist.
  • Sometimes these assessments have already been done when you were in school.
  • If you don’t understand what you need to do, call your nearest CLBC office for help.
  • A CLBC facilitator will review the forms and say if you are able to get CLBC support.

Community Living BC (CLBC) supports people in B.C. who are 19 or older who have a developmental disability. Through a program called the Personalized Supports Initiative, CLBC also supports adults who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and who also need significant help with day-to-day tasks.

What are the criteria for a Developmental Disability?

An adult has:

  • significantly impaired intellectual functioning
  • significantly impaired adaptive functioning
  • these impairments must have started before the age of 18

What are the criteria for the Personalized Support Initiative?

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

  • A diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)


  • A diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder


  • significant limitation in adaptive functioning (i.e. requires a lot of help with daily tasks)

How does CLBC decide if someone meets these criteria and can get support?

You or your family member will need to have assessments and forms completed by an approved professional that shows the criteria have been met. You must submit these documents to a CLBC facilitator who will confirm eligibility.

How do I apply?

For youth who are already accessing Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) supports, your first step is to contact your MCFD worker for assistance with transition.

For adults, the first step is to contact a CLBC facilitator who can tell you about:

  • the required documents
  • the approved professionals who may complete the needed assessments and documents.

Find your nearest CLBC office.

If I learn I am eligible for CLBC support, what happens next?

Once a CLBC facilitator in your local office has confirmed that you are eligible, he or she will arrange to meet you to help begin the welcome and planning process. Prior to meeting with the facilitator, you may want to read the sections of this web site that explain What Support is Available, and How do I get Support?

Click here for a downloadable Eligibility Fact Sheet which provides details on:

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • When you can apply
  • How to apply if your child is not an adult yet
  • How to apply for CLBC from outside of BC
  • Required Documents