If you would like street signs near your home to warn motorists that there is an Autistic Child in the area, please phone the office and Shirley will take care of it for you.
If anyone is in need of ice for an event that they are holding, please contact the office. We have a contact who will sell it for a dollar a bag and then donate the money to Autism. If the event is Autism related, the ice is free. Thank you to this contact who wants to remain anonymous.
Directory of Workers:
Please be advised that we have a directory of families that are in need of support workers and also resumes of workers that are in need of work. If you fall into one of these two categories please contact the office and we will add you to the directory.
If you have any stories you would like to share with us, please contact the office and we can include them in our newsletter and website.
If you qualify for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC), it is essential that you apply for the DTC along with your 2011 tax return. Even if you do not receive any income, eligibility for the Registered Disabilty Savings Plan (RDSP) will be based on whether you are eligible for the DTC. As well, the Canada Disability Savings Grants and Bond that are associated with the new RDSP will be based on the previous year’s income. For more information and how to apply for the DTC see the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network’s blog http://rdsp.wordpress.
Support Worker Resumes:
Please be advised that we have a binder with resumes of support workers who are available for work. Please note that we do not screen them or hire them for you. We only collect the resumes, it is up to you to interview the workers and decide whether or not you want to hire them. We can fax or mail resumes to you.
Access 2 Entertainment Card:
Provides free admission (or a discount) for support persons accompanying a person with a disability at member movie theatres across Canada. To download an application visit www.abilities.ca/agc
The RC4064 Form for Medical expenses:
Under proposed changes, you can claim amounts for new eligible medical devices. Also, the eligibility to claim service animals has been extended to persons who are severely affected by autism or epilepsy. For more information on this visit www.cra.gc.ca