MCA Special Needs Fund Policy
The Special Needs Fund is not an entitlement program but rather it is a fund distributed on a case-by-case basis until the annual funding is exhausted. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is committed to securing assistive devices and/or services to meet the needs of the Mohawks of Akwesasne identified with congenital, acquired or developmental disabilities.
Special needs support shall be provided:
- in a family-focused, integrated and coordinated manner that is consistent with, and reinforces the traditional, informal patterns of sharing, caring and healing in the extended family and community;
- in a manner that is least-intrusive, non-judgmental and respectful of the individual and family in need;
- to support the healing and strengthening of individuals and families and avoids the creation of dependencies on MCA.