AUTISM FUNDING UNIT DIRECT BILLING

Directly bill the BC Government through the Autism Funding Unit for the cost of your purchase.

We are pleased to offer a free service for our customers that will directly bill the BC Government through the Autism Funding Unit for the cost of your purchase. This allows you to make purchases for equipment and therapeutic toys without paying up front or being out of pocket! Our goal is for you to get your products as quickly and conveniently as possible.

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Step One: The “JFE” Form

Have your healthcare professional fill out a Justification for Equipment (JFE) form for any products you wish to order. If your products have already been approved by the Autism Funding Unit, send us the approval letter. Otherwise we will send the JFE in for you to get the ball rolling. All you need to do is email a scanned copy or picture of the completed form to: [email protected]

Step Two: Request to Pay Form

We will email you a Quote (which will include all applicable taxes and shipping costs) for all items in your order, and provide you with a Request to Pay form. Simply fill out, sign and date the form and scan/take a picture and email the completed form back to us.

Step Three: Sit Back & Relax

We will forward the Justification for Equipment Form, the Quote and the Request to Pay form to the Autism Funding Unit on your behalf. Once we have the confirmation and a billing number from the Autism Funding Unit, we will submit the invoice, and ship your order to you!

 

WIGGLE TIPS PROVIDE UNIQUE ACTIVITIES USING OUR

GOLD STAR PRODUCTS

When you purchase one of our ‘Gold Star’ products you will receive customized ‘WiggleTips’ that will provide you with unique structured activities so you can get the most out of the product and find new ways to play either in the clinic, at school or at home.

I love all of the ideas on the WiggleTips sheet! I’ve used some of them already!

Joan Smith
Mom of 3

ASK THE EXPERT

Aisling Nebor, OT

As a Paediatric Occupational Therapist and a Mom of two, I know the importance of Play and Fun. Simply put, when kids are having fun they learn. The tools we use are so important – and for kids the tools we use are TOYS! It is my passion to help children reach their potential, and I am so excited to use my experience as an OT, and as a Mom to hand-pick the best toys for you to continue the learning at home.

Have a Question? If you have an Occupational Therapy product related question, Ask Ash - and she will do her best to answer!

Question: My child holds the pencil in a funny way. How can I help them?

Handwriting Help >
Submitted by a Parent

 

Question: How can I work on core strength with my child at home?

Core Strength Recommendations >
Submitted by a Parent

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