How do I know if my child can get disability funding in Ontario?
How do I know if my child can get disability funding in Ontario? Several disability funding and support programs exist in Ontario but finding, accessing and applying can be an arduous and difficult task for many. We have listed them on our homepage by category and by age group but thought that bringing them all […]
What does ODSP include?
What does ODSP include? When people think of ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program), most think about the monthly payment – what about all of the other health and disability benefits that can help support someone living with a disability? In talking to some ODSP recipients, quite a few were unaware of the other health and […]
What can persons with disabilities claim as a deduction or credit?
What can persons with disabilities claim as a deduction or credit? Navigating claimable expenses on your income tax can be challenging, and the complexity grows if you or a dependent have challenges In talking with tax expert, Geoffrey Zaldin of Special Needs Financial, who is also the father to an exceptional daughter, he suggests […]
What do you need to qualify for an RDSP?
What do you need to qualify for an RDSP? In my research for this blog, I have found that most families are very aware of Registered Education Savings Plans but for those with children with special needs, Registered Disability Saving Plans can sometimes be a mystery. I know many families who have gone to their […]
Who can have an IEP (Individual Education Plan)?
Who can have an IEP (Individual Education Plan)? Did you know that a student does not have to be formally assessed to have an IEP? An IEP or Individual Education Plan describes what the school will do to help your child, Many times, as we discovered, the accommodations can be helpful at home too. In […]
Does insurance cover psychoeducational assessments?
Does insurance cover psychoeducational assessments? The short answer is YES – many do cover the assessment, but it totally depends on your company policy. It never hurts, however, to investigate the possibility. As many of us are aware, private psychoeducational assessments can be very expensive, usually costing around $3,000, so many opt to wait for […]