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Maintaining a reasonable standard of living on ODSP is next to impossible. Some ODSP recipients are fortunate to have parents, siblings, or other relatives who are willing to help out, financially. While an aunt, uncle or grandparent are ready to …
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For someone with an intellectual disability, any kind of transition or change can be extremely stressful. People with intellectual disabilities can feel vulnerable when faced with a new situation because it will take them out of the familiar. The familiar …
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What is a Trust? A trust is a legal arrangement where someone sets up an account to help someone else, called the beneficiary. The account is in the name of another person or persons. These persons, the trustees, must use …
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When you receive a cheque, you need to cash it. The best way to do this is through your own bank account. If you do not yet have a bank account, see the article titled “How to open a bank …
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Overview: Ontario introduced a new photo card that will provide government-issued identification to more than 1.5 million Ontarians who do not drive. The Ontario photo card makes it easier for non-drivers to perform everyday activities such as cashing a cheque …
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Choosing a Bank The first thing to consider when opening a bank account is which bank you will choose. Think about what is important for you. It is important to consider how you get your money and your daily schedule …
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Often times when a person with an intellectual disability is beginning any new activity, whether it is work or recreational, they will need different kinds of supports to transition them into the activity. What is a support staff? A support …
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