Living with FASD

*Disability Tax Credit* The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Being eligible for the DTC can also open the door to other government programs such as the child disability benefit. For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/dtc, or phone 1-800-959-8281.

For many of us, FASD can feel like an invisible disability. There are unique challenges that individuals with FASD face that the general public may not recognize or understand. By talking about our FASD and learning strategies to assist ourselves in becoming more successful, we can help the world to understand this disability.

If you have been diagnosed with FASD, there is a lot of information and supports to help you to understand how your brain works. There are resources to help you deal with everyday challenges.

We recommend this resource: “So You Have Been Diagnosed with FASD: Now What?: A Handbook of Hopeful Strategies for Youth and Young Adults”.

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You can access a PDF version here:

http://www.bsec.ab.ca/pdf/So_You_Have_Been_Diagnosed_With_FASD_Now_What_Education_Resource.pdf

Here is a video made by our friend Myles Himmelrich,

https://www.facebook.com/#!/video.php?v=718921221478912&set=vb.542646069106429&type=2&theater

 

Please visit our resource centre in High River, at 101-520 Macleod Tr SW for copies of educational materials! Call 403-652-4776 for more information.