Issue # 3, Mar 2010

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In Today's Issue of Special Needs News

  • Free Coupon
    Discount coupon of $ 20. towards the purchase of an adaptive joystick
  • Article
    2009 Tax Tips Guide is here!
  • Did You Know
    Some Ontarians can get funding for special needs summer camp?
  • Helpful Sites
    Websites that I think you'll find useful
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Free coupon for $ 20. for adaptive joysticks

An adaptive joystick can be a critical tool for allowing someone with a physical disability to fully access a computer.

To help you buy the joystick, here's a great freebie available for the month of March for newsletter subscribers only!

Use this free coupon code: snc20mar10 towards the purchase any adaptive joystick from our store: adaptive joysticks

To use your free coupon, simply choose the joystick you want, and click on the BUY NOW button. Enter the code snc20mar10 in the box labeled "Rebate Coupon Code" at the bottom of the order page that appears, and then click on the "Recalculate" button to activate the coupon.

You'll see the $ 20. discount applied immediately. Then, just proceed to complete your order as usual.

The discount coupon is available until midnight, March 31st, 2010, EST.

If you need help with anything, be sure to contact us.

2009 Tax Tips for Canadians with disabilities and their families

It's here!

Once again, Graeme Treeby of The Special Needs Planning Group has prepared a Tax Tips Guide for people with disabilities and their families.

The purpose of this guide is three fold:

  • To introduce you to the Disability Amount, Caregiver Amount and the T2201 Disability Tax Credit Certificate used to secure them.
  • To share a FREE Re-File Process to Get Back Taxes That Should Never Have Paid in the first place.
  • To highlight many of the Tax Deductions, Credits and Benefits that are available to people with disabilities and their families.

To get your copy, click here to read the Canadian Disability Tax Tips for 2009 Tax Year in your browser, or right-click to download it.

And as Graeme reminds us... "It is not to be taken as Accounting or Taxation advice but rather, as a resource to provide a starting point for your journey through the maze that is Income Tax Preparation and Planning for people with a disability and their families."

Did You Know...

There are a few new additions to the financial assistance page.

Two in particular stand out - both for Ontarians with cerebral palsy.

The first provides details on funding for disability equipment such as communication boards, custom mounting equipment and more.

The second source of financial assistance is quite timely if you're looking at signing up for special needs camps. There is now financial assistance for camps and vacations. It may make the difference between being able to attend camp or not, so please be sure to check it out if you qualify.

Check the list of financial assistance programs compiled so far, and be sure to add others that you know about too!

Helpful Websites

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