To help persons with intellectual disabilities plan for their futures, the Newfoundland & Labrador Association for Community Living (NLACL) has been working diligently to access and distribute information and resources that will help people ensure future financial security. Please check the below link:
Ready, Willing and Able to Work
The work we do provides us with social structure and economic means. It helps us define who we are and our place in the world. But for more than half a million persons with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), “what do you do?” is no easy question to answer. Ready, Willing and Able is an initiative of the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), in partnership with the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA). The Government of Canada has made a three-year investment in Ready, Willing and Able, to work with employers and community agencies in 20 communities across the country. We are committed to generating a minimum of 1200 employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and ASD.
Ready, Willing and Able is designed to build on, and increase employer capacity and demand to hire people with intellectual disabilities and people with autism spectrum disorder. By creating the effective and responsive linkages between employers and employment agencies supporting people with intellectual disabilities and ASD, we will open new doors of opportunity for our fellow Canadians.
Registered Disability Savings Plan
Registered Disability Savings Plan: A registered disability savings plan (RDSP) is a savings plan to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person who is eligible for the disability tax credit. For more information on RDSP’s, please visit the following links:
Free RDSP Calculator for Canadians
The calculator will help Canadian families project the estimated future value of an RDSP, and will help determine how it can enhance the quality of life for a family member with a disability. By answering a few simple questions, the calculator will determine the amount of grant and bond a person is eligible for, and the approximate value of future payments.
Creating a Will
Are you planning on leaving money or things for someone with a disability? Click here to learn more about the importance of setting up a will and how to prepare before going to see a lawyer.
Support Trust Guide
If you would like to read the publication about support trusts, please click the following link: