Autism has become one of the fastest growing disabilities over the past few decades in Canada and around the world. At Canadian Disability Benefits, we regularly see the effects that this disorder has on both those who suffer from it and the family members who care for them. Through the Canadian Disability Tax Credit program you can qualify for up to $35,000 in benefits to help you survive.
What is Autism?
The unprecedented growth of autism in recent years has been driven by several factors which have all come together at once. Autism is now understood to be one of a related set of disorders collectively known as Autism Spectrum Disorder due to expanded diagnostic criteria which now encompass several distinct disabilities. Among the disorders which make up ASD are autism itself, Asperger’s disease and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). While each of disorders must be treated separately from a medical point of view, they are all equally disruptive to a person’s life and therefore may qualify for Canadian Disability Benefits.
Symptoms of Autism
All of the disorders which make up the Autism Spectrum are defined and connected by varying levels of delay in social and/or cognitive development. In the case of autism, symptoms generally include both social and cognitive development to some degree and become apparent prior to the child turning 3 years of age. While ASD disorders are undoubtedly one of the most common mental disabilities currently being diagnosed, the exact prevalence varies from 1 in 1000 births to 20 in 1000 depending on which statistics you choose and the criteria which were used within that specific study.
Due to the variable nature of the disorder it is hard to describe any symptoms which can be considered typical of all or even most autism cases. However, no matter what symptoms may appear or how severe they may be, Canadian Disability Benefits understands the financial hardships which come along with autism and will fight to get you the money you deserve.
How Canadian Disability Benefits Helps
As with all government forms and programs, the intentions behind the Canadian Disability Tax Credit program are good but overshadowed and complicated by red tape. For someone already living with a disability or caring for a disabled person, the last thing they need or want to deal with is the complicated and confusing application process required to qualify for Canadian Disability Benefits. Canadian Disability Benefits has been in this business for decades and have helped thousands of Canadians receive the benefits they are entitled to as quickly and efficiently as possible. It is time to stop worrying about how you’re going to afford the treatment and care that you need and start taking action to make the future as bright as possible by calling us today.