#ThankfulThursday Since 2015 @wearepvh has donated over $30000 to support our national charitable initiatives for individuals on the spectrum and their families. To make a corporate donation please visit: http://ift.tt/2i5WcN7
We now have 800 service listings on Autism Junction! If you are an organization or professional who provides an #autism-friendly service please add it to our database so Canadians can find services in their location. Currently we have a shortage of autism-friendly dentists. If you know of one we encourage you to add them to the database: http://ift.tt/2zvdCxH
Last Wednesday we visited William C Winegard school in Guelph ON to talk with students in JK to grade 8. Students presented a thank-you speech during which they indicated that raising awareness and understanding for students with different abilities is the mark they want to leave on the community. Wonderful things are happening let's keep this momentum going.
It is critical and essential that you send your experiences with regard to applying for and maintaining your Disability Tax Credit to Susan@autismcanada.org. This way we can provide the CRA with the most robust feedback to make change.
It has been an emotional week between our Disability Tax Credit advocacy in Ottawa and continuing to hear from individuals and parents who are fighting for access to funds for the services and supports they need. Don't give up we are advocating with you.
This morning Dermot Cleary Autism Canada Board Chair addressed the Canada Revenue Agency at our Disability Tax Credit (DTC) press conference. Autism Canada wants to see DTC criteria applied equally consistently and transparently for all individuals and families.
November 30 2017 - OTTAWA (ON) Autism Canada is calling on the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to apply the existing criteria for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) equally consistently and transparently across the board for all applications. We want fair and equitable access to the Disability Tax Credit for Canadians who have autism said Dermot Cleary chair of Autism Canada. Autism Canada is adding its voice to concerns raised by other disability advocacy organizations regarding inconsistencies…
On Friday Autism Canada visited St. Anne School in Cambridge to talk about #autism awareness and acceptance. There is always a Q&A period following each presentation to encourage interaction and continue the dialogue. A young student on the spectrum came up to Chantale and said "Thank you for helping me learn more about myself and why I do the things I do." He also shared that he wants to be a video game coder when he gets older. We cherish these opportunities to get out into the community.
This week Lucie Stephens (Program Director Autism Canada) and Laurie Mawlam (Executive Director Autism Canada) met with Sgt. Randy Antonio (Winnipeg Police Service) to continue planning for a program that will improve the of people on the spectrum.