Disability Tax Credit
Your LD child might be eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC). In 2003, the
government of Canada broadened the definition and eligibility criteria for persons with
physical and mental disabilities and their caregivers. We encourage you to visit their web
site at www.cra-arc.gc.ca even if a previous application had been rejected. Read more...
Tuition Support Program
For some parents struggling with a learning disabled child, an approved-private special education school can provide a level of support that the public system can not match. Tuition at these specialized schools can overwhelm most budgets though. The Tuition Support Program can provide parents with the much needed financial support to be able to send their child to a private special education school. Read more...
Canada Access Grant - Post-secondary education funding
A grant which may be available to students with LD's in Nova Scotia from the DOE. The maximum grant is $2,000 per year. Please refer to the handbook for additional information.
Canada Studies Grant - Post-secondary education funding
Students could also potentially qualify for a Canada Studies Grant (CSG) that covers academic accommodations such as tutoring, note taking, adaptive software, etc - maximum $8000 per year. More info.
Any questions? Please contact Post-Secondary Disability Services, Department of Education, Halifax area: 424-6737, Toll free in Nova Scotia: 1-800-285-1197.