The month of April is an important one for autism because of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd. In this month’s blog: Jeff Moco from Chatham, ON wrote a thoughtful editorial piece about World Autism Awareness Day. He highlighted the waiting lists for services, frustration with government policies, never-ending appointments, and the bureaucracy parents face trying to get basic supports for their child. What parents of autistic children will never tell you. Resources for doing your taxes and disability benefits you might qualify for. The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) recently released the new statistic for autism rates. Hair and nail care can be challenging for those on the spectrum.
For families who have a child with a disability, a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a great way to start saving for a more secure future for them. This plan is intended to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person who is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit.
The RDSP program began in 2008. Before the RDSP came into being, disabled people who were receiving payments from the welfare system could lose those benefits if they were receiving any financial aid from their family. Now, anyone can contribute to an RDSP on behalf of someone who qualifies for the disability tax credit.