How can we plan for the future when we have a child with ASD?

It is important, as caregivers of children, youth and adults with ASD, to plan for the future. This may include planning living arrangements, caregiver succession, and wills and estate planning.

There are many Federal and Provincial Tax Credits and Programs aimed at easing the financial burden of raising a child with a disability or of living with a disability in Canada. These include:

The Primary Caregiver Tax Credit (Manitoba)
The Disability Tax Credit (Canada)
The Canadian Child Tax Benefit (Canada)
The Registered Disability Savings Plan (Canada)

The Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network has created a useful and informative website on this topic:

To learn more about these and other financial planning tools, visit a trusted financial planner or accountant. , visit a trusted lawyer with experience working with families of children with disabilities.


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