I have just heard that the new CLBC eligibility criteria is ready and that CLBC will start accepting applications as of February 1, 2010. It is expected that approximately 170 people will be accepted who were not eligible for services available to people with an IQ of 70 or less.
It is nice to see that the criteria have finally been developed (after a long wait) and that some funding has been applied to ensure that vulnerable people who have an IQ higher than 70 are supported. So far as I can determine the applicants must has FAS or Autism/PDD and significant limitations in adaptive functioning (which means the applicant has been assessed by a qualifying practitioner, on one of three specific assessments and global scores are three standard deviations below the mean).
See the CLBC Q&A for more information.
Outstanding questions that need to be answered is who is a qualifying practitioner and what are the assessment tests ?