Canadian Learning Disabilities Associations
Disability Tax Credit
Did you know that the non-refundable Disability Tax Credit (DTC) can help people with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they have to pay? Being eligible for the DTC can also open the door to other government programs such as the registered disability savings plan, the working income tax benefit disability supplement, and the child disability benefit.
For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/dtc
Registered Disability Savings Program
The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a long-term saving plan to help Canadians with disabilities and their families save for the future.
Post-Secondary Scholarships for Learning Disabilities
"Noreen and George Corrigan, both Islanders, who for many years owned and operated Corrigan Lodge in Charlottetown. Mr. Corrigan passed away in 2007 and the business continued under Noreen Corrigan's dedicated leadership and a deep personal concern for the residents of Corrigan Lodge. This scholarship fund is created to inspire people with challenging circumstances to pursue their dreams through higher education."
This is a renewable scholarship for anyone who has been diagnosed with a documented learning disability. Students must have graduated from a PEI high school and/or have a Grade 12 equivalent and intend to further their full-time studies at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution. Students must demonstrate financial hardship.
For more information and the printable application form visit http://cfpei.ca/scholarship/noreen-george-corrigan-scholarship-learning-disability/
The Moore Case
The Moore decision is an important victory for Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD). Moore (Supreme Court of Canada) reaffirms that human rights law requires service providers to make their services accessible to persons with disabilities.
Learn more here:
Games for Kids
Sumdog has a number of different multiplayer math games available online with free sign-up. There are also paid subscriptions available for reading and writing games, and iPad and Android apps are available.
Find out more at: www.sumdog.com.
Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)
The Centre for Equitable Library Access is an accessible library service, providing books and other materials, in partnership with member public libraries, to Canadians with print disabilities. They offer digital-only service to those in non-funded areas.
CELA’s collection includes award winners, best sellers, fiction and non-fiction with a special emphasis on Canadian authors and stories, and favourites for kids and teens.
Learn more: https://celalibrary.ca/
College Resources for Students with Disabilities:
Publications recommended by Educators
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New And Complete Science-based Program For Reading Problems At Any Level
By: Sally Shaywitz
Published January 4, 2005
Pre-Referral Intervention Manual Third Edition
By: Stephan B. McCarney
Published in 2006
The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them
By: Elaine Aron
Published October 8, 2002
Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties (School-Based Practice in Action)
By: George McCloskey, Lisa A. Perkins, Bob Van Divner
Published January 1, 2008
Integrating RTI With Cognitive Neuropsychology: A Scientific Approach to Reading
By: Steven G. Feifer, Douglas A. Della Toffalo
Published in 2007
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary Executive Skills Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
By: Peg Dawson, Richard Guare
Published December 5, 2008
Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential
By: Richard Guare, Peg Dawson, Colin Guare
Published December 17, 2012
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
By Ross W. Greene
Published January 19, 2010
Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series)
By: Peg Dawson, Richard Guare
Published February 17, 2010