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Child Disability Tax Credit for ADHD

Generally speaking, kids with ADHD Inattentive are at a greater risk of a delayed diagnosis; the lack of hyperactivity symptoms make it difficult to identify the typical attention deficit symptoms. Therefore, undiagnosed children are more likely to do poorly in school, as they may struggle to focus in class – which both parents and teachers alike may write off as inefficiency on the child’s part.

These kids may become the target of misdirected, negative feedback from their peers – so much so, that children suffering from ADHD are known to have very low self-esteem. This may result in the development of an anxiety disorder or other mental hurdle later on in life.

Is ADHD a Disability?

ADHD is considered a disability in Canada, and may qualify for government benefits – namely the Child Disability Tax Credit, and the Child Disability Benefit (CDB). A Child Disability Tax Credit for ADHD can help your child get the proper guidance or special education to help manage the disability.

The most effective treatment for kids with ADHD is a multimodal approach, or using a combination of treatments.

For children, this can include:

  • Educating Parents and Children on ADHD (Psychoeducation)
  • School Accommodations (Instilled in the classroom through the special education system)
  • Parenting strategies
  • Additional family therapy and support, (i.e. Tutoring)
  • Healthy lifestyle choices; physical exercise, balanced diet, good sleep habits, and mindfulness
  • Medication, if required

The Disability Tax Credit for a child with ADHD, along with the CDB, can provide the financial means for a family to get the appropriate, effective treatments for children with ADHD.

ADHD is one of the most common disabilities that families claim the Child Disability Tax Credit and Child Disability Benefit for. If you have a child with ADHD, the DTC can help fund proper treatment and special education, allowing them to keep up with their peers.

Contact us today for more information on claiming the Child Disability Tax Credit for ADHD, or the Child Disability Benefit.