Story Adventure Club – register for our 6 week SLP-led program
Story Adventure Club is a new program that helps children ages 7-9 connect and build relationships by working on social communication skills. Starting November 2020!Learn More
October is RDSP Awareness month! Here at the Learning Disabilities Society, our mission is to provide equitable, affordable access to learning support for all students to navigate their school years. One way that families of our students can secure affordable learning support beyond their child’s school years is through a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). With an RDSP in place, we believe parents are better equipped to prepare for their child’s financial future.
The RDSP is a savings plan designed specifically for people with disabilities, including those with learning disabilities. This long-term savings plan helps the holder become financially prepared for the future. It is an incredibly rewarding plan: for every $1 contribution, the government will match up to $3, based on family income. The RDSP provides up to a maximum of $90,000.00 in matching grants and bonds without affecting your child’s eligibility for additional disability benefits.
An exciting feature of the plan is that anyone can contribute! Family, friends, community members, anyone who wants to support your child can do so. Another important feature is that an RDSP does not reduce any other disability benefits received by your child—now, or in the future. Once matured, the holder chooses how the money is spent. This provides a safety net for your child’s schooling, housing, or health expenses. Whatever comes up as necessary in your child’s life, they will have an extra level of financial security and independence.
Free service for eligible families to learn about and apply for a Vancity RDSP: http://equalfutures.ca/
More about #RDSPAwareness Month: https://www.rdsp.com/rdsp-awareness-month/
More about RDSP at Vancity: https://www.vancity.com/Investments/TypesofInvestments/RDSP/ & https://www.vancity.com/Investments/TypesofInvestments/RDSP/RDSP2/
Apply for the $150 endowment: https://www.rdsp.com/endowment-150/