Non-Medical Links: Tax, Funding, Orgainzations, Employment, etc.


Tax Rebates

Tax credits and deductions for persons with disabilities
Tax credits and deductions are available for persons with disabilities, their supporting family members, and their caregivers.
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/segments/tax-credits-deductions-persons-disabilities.html


GST/HST for specially equipped motor vehicle rebate
You can get a rebate on the GST/HST that you have paid on the purchase of a specially equipped motor vehicle. Also contains info about a rebate on modification services performed on your motor vehicle.
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/gf/gst518/README.html" target=" _blank"


Federal Excise Gasoline Tax Refund Program
You can apply for a refund of part of the federal excise tax on the gasoline you buy.
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/ef/xe8/README.html


Other important Tax Credits (outside of vehicle modifications)
Disability Tax Credit (T2201): This tax credit is available to persons who have a severe prolonged physical impairment.
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t2201/


Medical Devices and Supplies Exempt from GST
Some medical devices are exempt from GST including adaptive equipment for vehicles.
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns300-350/330/menu-eng.html


Medical Expense Tax Credit
Medical expenses may be claimed. This includes costs incurred in converting a vehicle to make it accessible.
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns300-350/330/menu-eng.html

Funding Programs


Ontario March of Dimes - Vehicle and Home Modification Program
Reimbursement, funding, and rebates available for modifications. Offers assistance for up to $15,000 towards the cost of vehicle (or home) modifications.
http://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx


Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care - Assistive Devices Program
This programs funds up to 75% of the cost of mobility devices and seating.
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/adp/adp_mn.html


Organizations


Little People of America
http://www.lpaonline.org


Little People of Canada
http://www.littlepeopleofcanada.com/


LPBC Society for Short Stature Awareness
http://www.littlepeopleofbc.org/


Quebec's Association for Persons of Short Stature - Association quebcoise des personnes de petite taille
http://www.aqppt.org/


Ability Awareness Association
http://www.abilityawareness.org/


Ontario March of Dimes - Their goal is to enhance the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities every day through a wide range of programs and services across the province. Programs include: assistive devices/ barrier-free design/design ability/employment services & more.
http://www.marchofdimes.ca


Variety Village - The only facility of its kind that offers membership to people with and without disabilities. Variety Village offers many specialized programs and athletic clubs.
http://varietyontario.ca


Easter Seals
http://www.easterseals.org


Employment

Employment Access (Mississauga & Brampton Area) - Employment ACCESS is a one-stop employment service for all persons with disabilities wishing to access assistance in preparing for, obtaining and maintaining competitive employment.
http://www.disabilityaccess.org


Miscellaneous Resources


Community Information Toronto - A directory of over 20,000 community, social, health & government services in the GTA.
http://www.211toronto.ca


VoicePrint Canada's Broadcast Reading Service - VoicePrint is a division of The National Broadcast Reading Service, a registered charity. Serves people who are: vision-restricted/learning disability/mobility impaired/in need of literacy skills/learning ESL.
http://www.voiceprintcanada.com


Abilities Magazines - Canada Lifestyle Magazine for People with Disabilities
http://www.abilities.ca


Living Little Magazine
http://www.livinglittlemag.com/


"Bullying's Not Kool" School Program
http://sites.google.com/site/bullyingsnotkool/


Driver Assessment and Training Services
1140 Sheppard Avenue West, Unit 4
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3K 2A2
Phone: (416) 398-1035
Contact: Grace
http://www.saintelizabeth.com/page/driver-assessment-training


Little People, Big World (TV show)
http://tlc.discovery.com/fansites/lpbw/lpbw.html


Wikipedia on Dwarfism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarfism


Ricardo Gil Photographer
http://www.ricardogil.com/


Articles About Living with Dwarfism


Parental Development of Critical Building Blocks In The Successful Dwarf
By Ron Morris
(Attached as a PDF)


A Child of Difference
By Lisa Abelow Hedley, the New York Times Magazine
http://home.comcast.net/~dkennedy56/dwarfism_nytmag.html


Peter Dinklage Lives Large
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3130881/


The Seven Dwarfs and I - by Cara Egan (originally printed in Newsweek Magazine)
http://home.comcast.net/~dkennedy56/dwarfism_myturn.html


A Lesson in Perseverance - Bonnie Mullinax Lives a Full Life with Dwarfism - By Carrie Ferguson (originally printed in the The Tennessean)
http://www.shortsupport.org/News/0351.html

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