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Posted by: In: Uncategorized 29 Aug 2018 0 comments

Ah! Summertime, when kids can just relax. No one telling them when to wake up, when to sit, when to eat, when to study. No homework and no uniforms. A true utopia, especially for kids with learning disabilities. With summer coming to a close, this freedom is almost over. Now the daily grind begins. Is your child anxious about the new school year? Is school a huge struggle? How can you help your child ease into this transition, and maybe even enjoy his time in school? The most important thing...

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 18 Jul 2018 0 comments

The school is on your case. At home, your child needs extra help to get into routine and to follow directions. Dealing with kids who are diagnosed with ADHD can be somewhat taxing. Not to imply that kids with ADHD won’t become accomplished adults! To the contrary, they have talents within them to reach great heights. But how can you help your child deal with his struggles and channel his talents to reach his full potential? Helping your child might translate into unexpected costs. Some kids need extra therapy to...

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 26 Feb 2018 0 comments

Did you hear about the new Disability Advisory Committee (DAC)? Don’t sweat! The government is not cutting back on your tax credits. Minister of National Revenue, Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, pledged to reinstate the committee in November, and has now announced the members. The mandate of the DAC is to ensure fair and consistent benefits to all Disability Tax Credit applicants. What prompted this move? The diabetic community noted a great percentage of rejected applications. After much investigation, an internal memo was blamed for increased rejection. The memo stated that under...

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 20 Nov 2017 0 comments
Allergies alimentaires

Living with food allergies can be challenging. “I’m always reading food labels,” says Debbie, mom to Mojo, an eighteen-month-old who suffers from multiple food allergies—eggs, dairy, peanuts, sesame and cashews, to name a few. “And I have to be very creative with his diet!” Though young in years, Mojo has visited the emergency room twice because of blocked airways, a result of accidental exposure to dairy foods. “He has an EpiPen,” explains his mom. “His caregivers have to be aware of his food allergies and know how to treat a...

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 08 Sep 2017 0 comments

Did you know that no matter your age, your brain is constantly growing and changing? The brain’s ability to adapt and make new connections is called brain plasticity. The brain is pliable, like plastic. Obviously young children are learning new skills all the time so their brains change a lot from day to day, month to month. But even an adult brain can morph to acquire a new skill set—like learning how to crochet or to do a Sudoku. This is great for anyone struggling with a learning disability. Your...

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 07 Jun 2017 0 comments

Was your Disability Tax Credit application denied? Don’t worry! This happens ALL the time. Don’t be alarmed, don’t be discouraged. It doesn’t mean that you’re not eligible. What’s the next step? Review your application. Look over the form you sent in to make sure that everything was filled out perfectly. DFAC has found that sometimes its simple errors like an incorrect date that needs to be adjusted. Review your doctor’s portion of the application. Not all doctors understand the government criteria in regard to the Disability Tax Credit application. What...

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 30 Mar 2017 0 comments
la sclérose en plaques

Multiple sclerosis is undoubtedly a debilitating disease that attacks the body’s nervous system. If your disease is already advanced, there is no question—your ability to accomplish daily tasks is affected 100% of the time, whether it’s in the realm of balance, mobility, elimination, fatigue, feeding, or eyesight. You are certainly eligible to apply for disability tax benefits. If you or a family member has been recently diagnosed, then you are probably still dealing with the shock and adjusting to the new reality you are facing. You are not alone! 100,000...

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 24 Nov 2016 0 comments
elder care

Caring for an elderly parent or relative? For tips on how to manage this tricky dynamic, DFAC turned to Jackie Percs-O’Donnell of Golden Home Care for her experience and expertise. The two most important areas to address for a senior living at home, says Percs-O’Donnell, are falls prevention and medication management. Falls and medication mismanagement, leading causes for senior hospitalization, can be averted with foresight and organization.   Family members involved in day-to-day care are a great asset, but as you surely know, this task can become overwhelming. Says Percs-O’Donnell,...

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