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Asperger’s in Children & Autism Disability Benefits

Asperger’s syndrome is a neurological disorder that falls under the wider umbrella of autism spectrum disorders.

Asperger’s in children generally leads to 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.

Symptoms of Asperger’s in childhood are difficult to detect. Because of the broad spectrum of symptoms, no two children with Asperger’s are alike.

Some general symptoms that could indicate Asperger’s in children include:

  • Inability to pick up on social cues
  • Heavily affected by change in routine
  • Appears to lack empathy
  • Inability to differentiate differences in speech tone, pitch, and accent
  • A formal style of speaking; advanced for their age
  • Avoid eye contact
  • Has delayed motor development
  • Heightened sensitivity; overstimulated by loud noises, lights, or strong tastes, textures

Autism Disability Benefits

Benefits for children with autism in Canada may be available through the Child Disability Tax Credit and Child Disability Benefit. The financial support helps families cope with the added costs of managing the ailment.

Asperger’s disability tax credits can fund treatments such as special education programs, social skills training, speech-language therapy, cognitive behavioural training (CBT), and even parent education.

If you child has been diagnosed with Asperger’s, The National Benefit Authority can help you and your child receive the disability benefits your family is entitled to.

As the #1 service provider of the Disability Tax Credit in Canada, we simplify the complex application process, positioning your family best for a stress-free, zero-hassle, benefits claim.

Contact us for today for more information on how to claim the Child Disability Tax Credit or Child Disability Benefit.