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People with Disabilities are Prone to More Violence

People with Disabilities are Prone to More Violence

According to studies around the world, people with disabilities are at a greater risk of violence than those who do not suffer from any disabilities. This applies to adults as well as children, and even the World Health Organization got involved to confirm just how serious this problem is. Concerning children with disabilities, studies revealed…

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How Technology can Help Individuals with Down Syndrome

How Technology can Help Individuals with Down Syndrome

Like many disabilities, there is somewhat of a spectrum when it comes to Down syndrome. Not everyone is affected to the same degree. Some people with Down syndrome can lead fairly normal lives and they can become independent. They can study, drive, work, and even get married. Again, it depends on the degree of their…

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Depression and Disability Tax Benefits

Depression and Disability Tax Benefits

While some people think of disabilities as physical impairments, others understand the impact of mental struggles like depression. Depression is often misunderstood and thought of as little more than a feeling of sadness. The truth is that depression, once it takes hold, can have a severe and devastating effect on your life and the lives…

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Correlation of Gender and Disabilities – Women with Disabilities

Correlation of Gender and Disabilities – Women with Disabilities

In 2012, nearly 15% of the women in Canada (aged 15 years or older) reported at least one disability that affected, or limited, their daily activities. As for men, the number was closer to 12.5% which clearly indicates a difference between women and men; women are more likely to suffer from a disability than men….

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2018 Accessibility Laws

2018 Accessibility Laws

Accessibility has been a hot topic for many years and as time goes by, we see increased awareness. With this awareness come improved measures to make life easier for those living with various disabilities. While 2018 has brought about some changes, it’s important to note that there were already a number of laws in place….

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Everything You Need To Know About Ontario Tax Benefits For The Disabled

Everything You Need To Know About Ontario Tax Benefits For The Disabled

For those living with a disability, life can be tough in more ways than one. Apart from the obvious struggles of day-to-day life, there are also the added expenses like medical care, medication, special therapies, and even equipment (i.e. a wheelchair). These expenses can get out of hand really quickly, especially if you are only…

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Child Tax Disability Benefits

Child Tax Disability Benefits

Tax disability benefits do not only apply to adults. Children can also benefit from tax credits and various disability benefits. The child disability benefit, or CDB, is a tax-free benefit available for families who take care of a child under the age of 18 who qualifies for the disability tax credit. In order to qualify,…

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Best Apps For Learning Disability

Best Apps For Learning Disability

When we think about learning disabilities, we often think about young children who struggle through the early years of school as a result of certain impairments. Yes, it’s usually most noticeable in younger children but learning disabilities can also affect older children and even adults. If the disability is not managed appropriately at an early…

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ADHD And Tax Disability Benefits

ADHD And Tax Disability Benefits

If you have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you could be eligible for tax disability benefits. That said, a diagnosis is not an automatic approval for a tax credit. The reason being that ADHD comes in varying degrees and it needs to be established how this condition affects your daily life. All…

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Quebec Disability Tax Credit

Quebec Disability Tax Credit

Living with a disability – mental or physical – can make life more difficult than most people think. It is not only about the daily struggles but also the financial burden placed on the entire family. When funds are used to pay for medication, medical treatment, or essential equipment for at home care, it limits…

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