Does Asperger’s Syndrome Constitute Disability Benefits?
Asperger’s syndrome (Asperger’s) is a neurological disorder that falls under the wider umbrella of autism spectrum disorders.
‘Autism spectrum’ refers to a wide variety of developmental disabilities, blanketed under the same heading as the symptoms of each sub-disorder and can be mixed and matched with others.
Asberger’s is one of these sub-disorders; people with the disability often have difficulty with social interactions, obsessions, atypical speech patterns, and other perceived abnormal behavioral patterns and mannerisms. Getting its name from the Viennese pediatrician Hans Asperger, Asperger’s in children is usually difficult to diagnose. In fact, most children with AS are diagnosed between the later ages of five and nine. High functioning autism is often mistaken for Asperger’s, and vice versa, seeing as their symptoms are similar.
If your child is diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, immediate professional support will help your child lead as normal a life as possible. And while there’s no standard treatment plan for Asperger’s in children, there are combinations of therapy and medications that can be beneficial. Asperger’s syndrome treatment usually aims at teaching social, communication, and vocational skills, which a person with AS cannot pick up during natural development.
Therapy, medications, and speech therapy can become costly to a family, both financially and emotionally. Thankfully, the Canadian government recognizes the stress AS can put on a family, and to maintain their standard of living, offers various disability benefits to offset treatment expenses. Many differently-abled Canadians don’t take advantage of their potential disability tax refund, either from a lack of knowledge, or because of the tiresome and detailed application processes.
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