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Tax Tips For The 2015 Taxation Year

http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/Tax-Tips-2015-Final.pdf

This guide was compiled by Graeme Treeby of The “Special Needs” Planning Group. It is intended for free distribution to organizations serving the Special Needs Community, clients and friends of The “Special Needs” Planning Group (www.specialneedsplanning.ca) and anyone else who may be interested. It is not to be taken as Accounting or Tax advice but rather, as a resource to provide a starting point for your journey through the maze that is Income Tax Preparation and Planning for people with a disability and their families. Graeme Treeby can be reached at 905 640-8285 or graemetreeby@sympatico.ca

 

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The Toddler's Busy Book , Trish Kuffner

  This book will help you entertain and stimulate your child through the toddler years with ideas simple and straightforward enough for the busiest of parents or caregivers to manage. It includes indoor and outdoor activities, neat ideas for rainy days, long trips and fun games!
  http://www.readon.com Contact : Readon Publications
Asperger's Society of Ontario

  Providing education, resources and support to individuals with AS, their families, educators, medical and mental health professionals, employers, government and the community. Helping to enable individuals with AS to realize their potential as fully contributing members of their community.
  http://www.aspergers.ca
Autism Canada Foundation

  Autism Canada Foundation is a registered Canadian Charitable organization.

Vision Statement

Engage, Educate, Empower and Unite people to find a cure for Autism
  http://www.autismcanada.org
Autism Ontario

  Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Members are connected through a volunteer network of Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario.
  http://www.autismontario.com
Autism Speaks Canada

  Autism Speaks Canada
WHAT WE DO: Research, Awareness, Advocacy, Family Services
WHAT WE OFFER: HOPE

Together with Autism Speaks, the founding organization in the United States, Autism Speaks Canada has grown into North America’s largest autism science, awareness and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
  http://www.autismspeaks.ca
Canadian Down Syndrome Society

  The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is a vital resource linking parents and professionals through advocacy, education and providing information.
  http://www.cdss.ca/
Disability is Natural

  The Disability is Natural web site is brought to you by BraveHeart Press, the family-owned business of Kathie Snow. The mission of this site is to encourage new ways of thinking about disability and to help create a society in which all people are valued and included.
  http://www.disabilityisnatural.com
Down Syndrome Association of Toronto

  Is a non-profit organization providing support and information to parents of children with Down syndrome, students and teachers. Their objective is to make information accessible to as many people as possible around the world.
  http://www.dsat.ca
Down Syndrome Research Foundation

  The Down Syndrome Research Foundation was formed in 1995 in response to the need, expressed by parents and professionals, for detailed and research-based information for themselves and for the community at large. Although based in British Columbia, the DSRF, by using technology to reach out to the Community, has found an audience across Canada.
  http://www.dsrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=about.main
Enable Link

  Linking people with disabilities to a world of resources.
  http://www.abilities.ca
Family Alliance Ontario

  Family Alliance Ontario is an alliance of citizens that offer knowledge, tools and networking opportunities to individuals with disabilities and their families.
  http://www.family-alliance.com/index.html
Inclusion Network

  Inclusion.com offers programs and workshops that are aimed at supporting and involving all members of society, and treating everyone with equality. Inclusion also aims to change participants and help them face their fears.
  http://www.inclusion.com
Individualized Funding Coalition of Ontario

  Self-advocates, parents, individuals and organizations working together to make individualized funding in Ontario a reality.
  http://www.individualizedfunding.ca
Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy

  The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy is a non-profit, charitable organization with a mandate to address the changing needs of people in Ontario with cerebral palsy.
  http://www.ofcp.on.ca/
Ontario March of Dimes

  Ontario March of Dimes is the largest community-based rehabilitation and advocacy organization for people with physical disabilities in the province.
  http://www.marchofdimes.ca
Parents for Children's Mental Health

  This Website is hosted by parents who have had or who are currently using the mental health services of Ontario. PCMH is a voluntary group of parents dedicated to helping families and improving mental health services in Ontario.
  http://www.parentsforchildrensmentalhealth.org/
Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network: Visioning for a future where all belong

  PLAN is a family-led organization founded to secure the future for people with disabilities.

For those who have a child or a relative with a disability this question - "Who will take care of our children when we are gone?" is real and pressing. The families who founded PLAN searched and discovered solutions to securing the future for loved ones with disabilities.
  http://www.plan.ca/ Contact : http://www.plan.ca/sections/contact.html
Research Alliance for Children with Special Needs

  Research Alliance for Children with Special Needs (RACSN) focuses on the child, family, and environmental factors that influence children's participation in community settings of all types and aims to enhance the life experiences of children with special needs.
  http://www.racsn.ca
Special Olympics - Southwestern Ontario

  Special Olympics Canada is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport. It is a national not-for-profit grassroots organization that provides sport training and competition opportunities for 31,000 athletes of all ages and abilities.
  http://specialolympicsontario.ca/southwest/
Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario

  For more than 30 years, the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario (SB&H), has been committed to making a positive difference in the lives of individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. The Association supports those with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and their families with the challenges brought on by these serious disabling conditions.
  http://www.sbhao.on.ca/
The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

  The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) is a non profit organization run by Autistics (those on the Autism Spectrum), those with other unique neurological types and neurotypical family members, professionals, educators and friends. ASAN was created to provide support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum while working to change public perception and combat misinformation by educating communities about persons on the Autism Spectrum.
  http://www.autisticadvocacy.org/
The Easter Seals Society

  Easter Seals Ontario is dedicated to helping children, youth and young adults with physical disabilities achieve their full individual potential and future independence.
  http://www.easterseals.org
Caillou

  Want to help your child develop his or her imagination? The Great Big Book of Little Wee Games contains simple tips and games to help you create the best conditions in which your little ones can grow and develop their imagination and creativity.
  http://pbskids.org/caillou/
Caring for Kids

  Caring for Kids is designed to provide parents with information about their child's health and well-being. Because the site is developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society—the voice of Canada's 2,000+ paediatricians—you can be sure the information is reliable.
  http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/index.htm
Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development

  This web site is dedicated to providing the latest and best information on children's mental health, and the influences that shape the developmental health and well-being of children and youth.
  http://www.knowledge.offordcentre.com
Children's Information Portal

  This site brings together information about all the children and youth programs and services provided by the Government of Ontario.
  http://www.childrensinfo.ca/eng/index.html
Crayola

  Colouring Pages, Craft Ideas, Games and Fun!
  http://www.crayola.com
DLTK's Crafts for Kids

  Features a variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children's favorite cartoon characters.
  http://www.dltk-kids.com
Do 2 Learn

  A user friendly site filled with activities, songs, games, and much much more.
  http://www.do2learn.com
FlagHouse

  FlagHouse is a global supplier of physical education equipment and products. Providing equipment and programs to professionals who deal with children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities, as well as physical education and recreation professionals.
  http://www.flaghouse.com/
KID SAID

  Kid Said is a safe place for kids to help each other deal with grief and loss. It's a place to deal with feelings in our e-mail support group. To share and view artwork and stories, and for parents and kids to ask questions and find answers.
  http://www.kidsaid.com/
OZMO - Toys, Relaxers, and Rewards for Children with Autism

  Created by the parents of an adult with autism and OCD to encourage easy, safe, wonderful fun with toys, books, puzzles, sensory and special interest items.
  http://www.ozmofun.com/
Zac Browser

  ZAC is the first web browser developed specifically for children with autism, and autism spectrum disorders such as Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), and PDD-NOS. We have made this browser for the children - for their enjoyment, enrichment, and freedom. Children touch it, use it, play it, interact with it, and experience independence through ZAC.
  http://www.zacbrowser.com
ACCESS 2 ENTERTAINMENT™ CARD

  The Access 2 Entertainment™ card provides free admission (or a significant discount) for support persons accompanying a person with a disability at member movie theatres across Canada.
  http://www.access2.ca
Brain Gym®

  Brain Gym® includes 26 easy and enjoyable targeted activities that integrate body and mind to bring about rapid and often dramatic improvements in: concentration, memory, reading, writing, organizing, listening, physical coordination, and more!
  http://www.braingym.org
ConnectAbility

  A website and virtual community dedicated to lifelong learning and support for people who have an intellectual disability, their families and support networks. The core of our community is accessible, self-directed access to valuable information and tools, ready on demand.
  http://www.connectability.ca
Down Syndrome: Health Issues

  News and Information for Parents and Professionals.
  http://www.ds-health.com
Geneva Centre for Autism

  Geneva Centre for Autism is a Canadian and international leader in the development and delivery of clinical intervention, support and training for individuals, families and professionals.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about how our committed and dedicated team of professionals can help you access the resources you require to learn how to live with autism or assist others with this life-long disorder.
  http://autism.net
Healthy Ontario

  HealthyOntario.com is here to provide you with trusted health information and tools for healthy living.
  http://www.healthyontario.com
Positively Autism

  A free eMagazine designed for parents, teachers, individuals with autism, and other members of the Autism community! We are a publication that celebrates the positives: accomplishments of individuals with autism, success stories, positive media reports, and more!
  http://www.positivelyautism.com
RecConnect

  Chatham-Kent's online program registration and facility browsing information.

If you are unable to find answers to your questions here, email us anytime or please call the Municipality of Chatham-Kent Call Centre during regular business hours at 519-360-1998 and they will be happy to assist you.

  http://rec.city.chatham-kent.on.ca/Start/Start.asp?SCheck=556757136&SDT=39766.4786458333
SafeGuards Training

  The Respite Services Training Certificate can be used by a range of people. It was designed as a self-paced online course to prepare individuals to work in respite support situations and also provides a basic level of training for current respite workers. Those who are already working in the field may find it useful to take the course to explore areas they are less familiar with, and to ensure they have a full understanding of all the skills required.
  http://www.respitecourse.ca
Virtual Reference Library

  The VRL is a subject-based, reliable, Internet information source with special focus on Canadian and Ontario information.
Just type in a keyword and watch what information appears!
  http://www.virtualreferencelibrary.ca
Calendar of Support for Families of Children with Special Needs

  A Calendar filled with events happening in the South West Region.
  http://www.thehealthline.ca/SNCalendar/
Canadian MedicAlert Foundation

  Canadian MedicAlert Foundation is committed to protecting families in financial need through the Membership Assistance program and providing education and awareness programs for first responders and healthcare professionals. For more than 45 years, MedicAlert has provided protection and peace of mind to Canadians of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and special needs.
  http://www.medicalert.ca
Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI)

  The Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) provides services to children and youth from 0 - 18 years of age with complex mental health and/or developmental challenges (and their families) on a short term residential and community basis.
  http://www.cpri.thehealthline.ca/index.asp
Child Disability Benefit

  The Child Disability Benefit (CDB) is a tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions.
  http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/dsblty-eng.html
Ministry of Education

  Includes information about learning in Ontario, answers to frequently asked questions and useful links.

  http://www.edu.gov.on.ca
Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

  The Opportunities Fund is a program designed to help people with disabilities prepare for and obtain employment or self-employment. It also assists people to develop the skills they need to keep a new job.
  http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/disability_issues/funding_programs/opportunities_fund/index.shtml
Provincial Assistive Devices Program (A.D.P)

  This program assists individuals with physical disabilities to obtain Provincial funding for equipment and communication devices up to 60 - 75%.
  http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/pub/adp/pdf/about.pdf
Residentail Rehabilitaion Assistance Program (RRAP)

  Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers financial assistance to allow homeowners and landlords to pay for modifications to make their property more accessible to persons with disabilities. These modifications are intended to eliminate physical barriers, imminent safety risks and improve the ability to meet the demands of daily living within the home.
  http://www.cmhc-schl.ca/en/co/prfinas/prfinas_003.cfm
Service Canada

  Service Canada is about improving the delivery of government services. It helps Canadians access a wide range of the government services and benefits they need quickly and easily.
  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/en/home.shtml
The Real People Campaign

  Mission:
To gain the supports needed for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families to plan for and enact their goals of living in the community.
  http://realpeoplecampaign.com/

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