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Disability Tax Credit applications probed 
Should you give a portion of disability tax credit owing to you to a company that assists you in completing forms? Both the National Benefit Authority …

Autism friendly movie theatres 
Starting Saturday, January 8, 2011 (10:00 am), AMC Theatres┬« is bringing families affected by autism a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films …

How to help keep ODSP calculations
separate from RDSP assets
The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) announced in the March 2007 Budget by the Federal Government, would provide up to $90,000 - in the form of …

Protecting Your Non Verbal Child 
Protecting Your Non-Verbal Child Parents of Special Needs Children and/or Typically Developed Children are all very different. We come from various …

Autistic testing under fire - Ottawa Sun Newspaper Not rated yet
Autistic kids are falling through the cracks because programs designed to help them aren't properly assessing their progress, Ottawa parents claim. …

Second autism registry to be launched in Canada Not rated yet
Ottawa police and Autism Ontario (Ottawa chapter) will soon announce a voluntary autism registry. The idea is to help police and other first responders …

Eradicating poverty Not rated yet
Eradicating poverty of the marginalized and differently able women through skill training leading to social enterprise February 24, 2010 The International …

FREE Special Needs Summer Camp in British Columbia for children (ages 7-17)  Not rated yet
The Zajac Ranch for Children is a ranch in British Columbia that runs summer programs for children (ages 7-17) that live with disabilities and chronic …

RDSP Pressure is OFF Not rated yet
Today Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, announced that the deadline for opening an RDSP, making contributions and applying for the matching Grant and …

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