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Special Needs & Moving On projects

The Special Needs and Moving On Projects provide resources and support for workers at the post office whose children have disabilities. The projects are available to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Union of Postal Communications Employees (Public Service Alliance of Canada). The Special Needs Project is geared to families with young children; the Moving On Project is for adult sons and daughters with special needs. Life is more demanding when you work and have a child with special needs. Learn more about our Special Needs and Moving On projects.

Autism Parent Resource Kit

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The Autism Parent Resource Kit is an online resource to help parents, caregivers and families better understand autism and the range of services and support available in Ontario.

What is the Autism Parent Resource Kit?

It’s a new comprehensive resource that can:

  • Increase your understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the range of programs across Ontario
  • Provide tools, strategies and resources to help you and your family
  • Reassure you that you are not alone, through the voices of other parents

How is the Kit organized?

This Kit is designed to act as a starting point or gateway to help parents, caregivers and professionals find useful and credible resources on ASD. The information contained in this website is organized according to potential information needs at key phases and transitions of a child's life. Each section of the website addresses a particular set of issues and transitions parents/caregivers may encounter.

No Child Without

Medic AlertThe MedicAlert® Foundation Canada is a charitable organization which is the leading provider of emergency medical information services linked to customized medical bracelets and necklaces. We are pleased to be able to offer MedicAlert memberships to students (from age 4 to their 14th birthday) through the No Child Without® program in select schools. The financial support of the Government of Canada and Lions Clubs allows students to receive the MedicAlert membership for FREE.

About No Child Without®

No Child Without® is a charitable program that offers all elementary school aged children with medical conditions or allergies, free MedicAlert protection regardless of their financial resources.

Our vision is to help protect the estimated 300,000 children with medical conditions across Canada by offering No Child Without® to all 12,000 elementary schools over the next 5 years.

What should parents be aware of when filing their taxes?

The information and materials in this article are provided for general information purposes only and are not intended to constitute legal, accounting or tax advice or opinions on any specific matters. Laws and regulations change frequently, and their application can vary widely based upon facts and circumstances involved. You are responsible for the applicability and accuracy of information as it relates to your specific situation.

 

Dear Tax Detective,

 

What should parents be aware of when filing their taxes, especially when they have children with a disability?

 

What’s New?

1) Family Tax Cut found in (ITA S. 119.1) is a new credit to the higher income spouse, similar to the dependent credit (ITA S. 118(1)). This is a new credit that is computed if your spouse has a lower or no income. The maximum refund is $2,000. Refer to TD1 federal for other credits. Family Tax Cut will not be listed. It’s not possible to claim this new credit on a TD1 during the year (ITA S.153(1.3)(b)). This is incentive to file your taxes early. As a planning step, it is worth considering if both spouses should work, or how much they earn.

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