It's nice to see that the IWK has brought back the EASE program (which has been conspicuously absent for quite some time now) and HACL still has some interesting upcoming workshops [such as "Planning for the Future - Pre-employment", "Planning for the Future - Living Independently in the Community" and "Putting it All Together - Individual Program Plans (IPPs)"] over the next couple of months.
And, of course, I would remiss not to mention my own upcoming workshops in May, one in Halifax (May 13th) and one in Berwick (May 18th) - both will include presentations on "Understanding the Legal Options to Support an Adult with an Intellectual Disability" and "Protecting Your Child's Financial Future".
That's not all, of course - there are a few other interesting upcoming events to be found there as well so be sure to check out the entire list.
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One other tip to pass on - we've talked in the past about the importance of the Disability Tax Credit and even some information on how to go about applying for it. But I recently came across an article that sets out some of the issues to be aware of with such companies. So you might just want to check that out, too. After all, forewarned is forearmed, right?
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Almost forgot - for anyone interested, the federal government is conducting a study concerning government programs for persons with disabilities and issues related to saving for the future. You might be eligible to participate if you or an immediate family member is in receipt of the Disability Tax Credit. Participation involves either a 2-hour focus group or a 40-minute telephone interview.
To volunteer for the study, call 1-866-770-4649 and leave a message with your name and telephone number. Someone will call you back to confirm your eligibility for the study.
Oh yeah, did I forget to mention .. you will be paid a $75 honorarium for participating.
So we have that going for us, which is nice.