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Poor Sleep Makes My ADHD Worse (And Vice-Versa)

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March 9, 2020 by rickgreen

  By Rick Green, CM, OOnt, BSc. A psychologist who specializes in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder once told me, “If you’ve seen one kid with ADHD, you’ve seen one kid with ADHD.”   The year was 2008.  I was flying all over North America to interview ADHD specialists for what would become a groundbreaking documentary, ADD […]

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Getting Chores Done With Your ADHD Kid: A How-to Guide

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December 3, 2019 by dcci

One of the most important lessons a parent needs to impart upon their children is the importance of housework. Learning to clean up after themselves and the house, as well as being able to cook for themselves are chores that all teach children the essential life skills that they’ll need to survive when they become […]

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5 Amazing New Developments in Diabetes Treatments

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November 25, 2019 by dcci

Our mission is to help disabled Canadians qualify for Disability Tax Credit & CPP Disability Benefits and then maximize their tax refunds & credits. In this endeavor, we have worked with thousands of Disabled Canadians and we recognize the difficulties they face in their everyday life. In 2014, the World Health Organization reported 422 million people are suffering […]

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The Disability Tax Credit application process For Anxiety Sufferers

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October 10, 2019 by dcci

There are a great number of problems and challenges that would qualify a person for the Canadian Revenue Agency’s Disability Tax Credit (DTC) but many are unknown to the general public. One of those is a problem that many people are totally unaware that they even suffer from. It manifests emotionally with a foreboding sense […]

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Dyslexia Awareness Month 2019: Events Throughout Canada

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October 7, 2019 by dcci

Dyslexia is a learning disability defined by difficulty in understanding written text and how it translates to sounds and meanings. This is primarily affects the parts of the brain that process language. It’s estimated that between 7 to 17 percent of people in the world have some form of dyslexia/reading disability and research has suggested […]

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Dealing with the Stresses of Raising Your Child with ASD

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October 3, 2019 by dcci

For any family dealing with a child or family members living with a disability, stress is an inevitable occurrence in their lives. This fact is even more apparent for families with members diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Studies have shown that parents taking care of children with ASD experience higher levels of stress than parents […]

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Disability Employment Awareness Month: Advocacy and Technology for an Inclusive Workplace

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September 27, 2019 by dcci

What is DEAM?   October is Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) for a number of Canadian provinces. This yearly month-long campaign is meant to celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities in the Canadian workplace as well as to advocate for further inclusivity in their hiring and training. This campaign was adapted from the National […]

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Top Rated Apps for Diabetes Management

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September 16, 2019 by dcci

Disability Credit Canada mission is to help disabled Canadians qualify for Disability Tax Credit & CPP Disability Benefits and then maximize their tax refunds & credits. We’ve worked with thousands of Disabled Canadians suffering from mental and physical disabilities and we recognize how impactful your condition can be on you hence we regular advocate for […]

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Announcing the 2019 winner of DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities

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August 27, 2019 by dcci

Disability Credit Canada is committed to helping young disabled Canadians achieve their goals in higher education or vocational training towards employment and we are proud to be offering the 2019 “DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities” to Katarina Vuorensivu from Surrey, British Columbia. Disability Credit Canada received a remarkable number of applications from students […]

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How Can Autistic Individuals Bring Value To The Workforce

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May 24, 2019 by dcci

  Understanding the autism spectrum disorder challenges in the workplace For people living with autism spectrum disorder, getting a job comes with specific challenges. In Katherine Shadwick’s case, going through a job interview is more daunting than most. According to Katherine, a geological engineering graduate, who is on the autism spectrum, having trouble connecting with […]

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) – A Real Canadian Problem

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May 21, 2019 by dcci

  What is Fetal Alcoholic Spectrum Disorder? Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is associated with bewildering number of symptoms. FASD is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. […]

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Bill C-81 – An Act To Ensure An Accessible Canada For All

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May 15, 2019 by dcci

  What is Bill C-81 – The Accessible Canada Act about? On June 20, 2018, the Accessible Canada Act was read in the House Of Commons. At this time, the Accessible Canada Act is called Bill C-81. Before becoming a law, Bill C -81 has to go through several stages in Parliament. When it becomes […]

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