Funding, Financial, Tax Resources


As of Friday, September 1, 2017, the Provincial Government made some rather significant changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).  This Special Needs Planner outlines the impact of those changes


  • Financial Assistance Resources (York Support Services Network, Jan 2012)
  • Special Needs Planning Group Graeme Treeby: Planning the Financial Future for Your Sons and Daughters with Developmental Disabilities
    • 2017 Tax Tips
    • ODSP, Henson Trust and RDSP Quality of Life Pyramid
    • Use of Life Insurance, Wills, Pensions, Life Plans & Other Tools
    • Provision of a “Helping Hand” to Your Trustees After You Are Gone
    • No charge to families

AUTISM ONTARIO Funding Resources



The Registered Disability Savings Plan is a tax-assisted savings vehicle administered by the Canada Revenue Agency. In Ontario, any individual who is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit may establish an RDSP. Read more at

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Tax and benefit information for persons with disabilities

CRA Guides, forms, and publications:

  • Guide RC4064, Medical and Disability-Related Information
  • Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate
  • Form T929, Disability Supports Deduction

More CRA documents: The following are important documents for you to locate on the CRA website. The links change frequently, so we are providing the name only to ease your search:

  • T2201 Disability Tax Credit Application Form
  • Prior Year Re-File Form
  • Allowable Medical Expense Listing
  • Disability Deductions and Credits
  • Disability Amount
  • Caregiver Tax Credit

Special thanks to Graeme Treeby and The “Special Needs” Planning Group for sharing this information.

PARENT TIPS to accessing Ministry Funding: Various ministry funding programs such as SSAH, ACSD, Foundations and more were presented at a Chapter Information Session February 26, 2008 by Liz Cohen. Included are her tips to help you with the process of completing government application forms. Read more here

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