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Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

905-567-7177

The Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program helps parents with some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a severe disability. Applications can be obtained by calling the local office of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in Mississauga.

Assistive Devices

1-800-268-6021

The Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care runs the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) to help people who have long-term physical disabilities get needed equipment and supplies.

Child Disability Benefit (Disability Tax Credit Certificate)

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 function.

Application Guide for Physicians

www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/dsblty-eng.html

FASD and the Justice System

This site is designed for justice system professionals and others who want to understand more about FASD. It provides information and resources about FASD, including background information, case law, legal resources and strategies for effective intervention.

www.fasdjustice.on.ca

Inclusion Services

Each city (Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo) administers their own inclusion services. Visit the following websites for more information.

www.cambridge.ca/accessibility

www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/Accessibility.asp

www.city.waterloo.on.ca/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=2153

Legal Aid Ontario- Kitchener

519-743-4306

Provides legal services to individuals and families with low income.

www.legalaid.on.ca

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

1-800-891-0506

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (“OPGT”) delivers a unique and diverse range of services that safeguard the legal, personal and financial interests of certain private individuals and estates.

www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca

Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP)

Cambridge 519-623-1230

Kitchener 519-886-4700

Helps people with disabilities and their families who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing.

Ontario Works

519-883-2100

Provides financial assistance to individuals and families with low income.

www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/servicesForYou/FinancialAssistance.asp

Registered Disability Savings Plan

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) helps Canadians with disabilities and their families save for the future. If a Canadian resident is under age 60 and are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit, then they would be eligible for an RDSP. Please contact your local financial institution for more details.

Waterloo Region Community Legal Services

519-743-0254

Provides legal services to those with low income, particularly in support of secure housing and fair, adequate income to supplement or replace wages from employment.

www.wrcls.ca

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