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How To Treat ADHD The Non-Pharmaceutical Approach By John Stevenson

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October 8, 2020 by john-stevenson

At Disability Credit Canada we make it one of our missions to advocate for our community by providing them resources. We have tools, like our Disability Tax Credit Calculator, and our Ultimate Disability Tax Credit Guide, to help guide people through the application process free of charge. But we don’t stop there. We also reach […]

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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 dccinc

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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Dialing a Hotline Number is not the way to prevent suicide

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September 10, 2018 by dccinc

Disability Credit Canada helps many Canadians with Mental Disorders such as anxiety, depression and PTSD so, today September 10, 2018 is Suicide Prevention Day and we at Disability Credit Canada want to throw light on the ways to identify symptoms of mental illness and the various ways of prevention. After every high-profile suicide we see […]

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10 Best Assistive Technologies for ADD/ADHD

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November 13, 2017 by dccinc

Assistive technologies are a helpful tool that allows individuals to work on tasks in an effective manner. It doesn’t require individuals to take the help of others in order to work effectively. Similarly, these assistive technologies also help those that are suffering from disabilities. It can help them in various ways such as walking, eating, […]

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13 Best Mobile Apps for Individuals with ADD/ADHD 2017 Edition

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August 22, 2017 by dccinc

 Disability Credit Canada’s mission is to help disabled Canadians qualify for Long Term Disability Benefits, Disability Tax Credit & CPP Disability Benefits and then maximize their tax refunds & credits. We’ve worked with thousands of Canadians suffering from mental disabilities and we understand how impactful your condition can be on you and your family […]

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Should the diagnosis of ADHD be considered on a spectrum?

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September 14, 2016 by dccinc

According to Statistics Canada, Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common conditions in children. It also states that boys are three times more likely to develop ADHD than girls and the symptoms usually arise between the ages of three and five (Find out more about disability tax credit for ADHD). The number of […]

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Sleep disturbances and how it affects ADHD sufferers.

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September 13, 2016 by dccinc

People suffering from ADHD usually have a difficult time shutting their mind and going to sleep in order to wake up fresh and ready to go next morning. This is because of the way their brain functions which makes it harder for it to rest itself at night. Researchers are now starting to find a […]

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Disability Tax Credit-Getting Children the Right Help for ADHD

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July 18, 2016 by dccinc

Becoming a parent never was an easy feat, and everyone around us – from our parents whose ways and intentions we claimed we never understood but are now slowly learning to appreciate, to our friends who have had two more kids more down the line from us – are all kind enough to remind us […]

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Disability Tax Credit a Relief for People With ADHD and Autism

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November 30, 2015 by dccinc

Autism and  ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) have long been considered separate conditions because the former primarily affects the way children develop socially while the latter primarily affects the way children develop mentally. Recent studies, however, have cast a cloud of doubt over the thesis that the conditions are unrelated because they seem to show […]

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ADHD: Causes, Effects and Relief Through the Disability Tax Credit

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September 1, 2015 by dccinc

A new study has found a “significant association” between adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their lives and who also have attention deficit hyperactive disorder. So begins a recent article on the popular science website eurekalert. The study, lead by Dr Gabriela Ilie of Saint Michael’s Hospital, investigated the […]

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Disability Tax Credits For Children With ADHD

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February 1, 2015 by dccinc

Disability Tax Credits have long been available for both children and adults living with a disability in Canada. However, it was only in the past few years that children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD) have been able to qualify for the tax credit program. Not all children with ADHD will qualify, but a fair […]

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