ISAND is the pre-eminent clinic in Ontario providing integrated services to children, youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. With the help of advocate and philanthropist Jill Gotlieb, ISAND was established in 2013 by renowned clinicians working in the field of ASD, including Dr. Wendy Roberts, Shelley Mitchell, Jennifer Levine, Julie Schwartz, Barb Muskat (PH.D, MSW), Candace Yanchyshyn (B.Ed.), and Dr. Peggy Kirkpatrick. Clinicians work together using evidence based and evidence informed naturalistic approaches to provide the highest level of service leading to positive outcomes for clients.
Nine clinical disciplines are represented by ISAND’s therapists including: Developmental Paediatrics; Clinical Psychology; Behaviour Therapy; Speech & Language; Occupational therapy; Social work; Education; Rhythmic Movement; and Nutrition.
We sometimes receive questions from families asking if the services/programs their child receives through ISAND have tax implications for them. We asked our tax advisors to try to summarize the tax impact associated with a family’s involvement with Programs and Services at ISAND. As the information provided is general in nature, it will not be applicable to everyone. Please seek advice from an accountant or tax specialists to make sure your individual circumstances are considered.
This information highlights the three areas of: Disability Tax Credits; Childcare Expense Deduction; and Medical Expense Tax Credits. Read More
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD):
ASD is a neurological condition impacting 1 in 66 children in Canada according to the Canadian Medical Association Journal and the National Autism Spectrum, Disorder Surveillance System. This means that there are approximately 135,000 Ontarians on the autism spectrum. Common signs of ASD include: avoidance or indifference to playing with other children; lack of or severe delay in speech development; repetitive use of sounds, words, language, an overall unresponsiveness to people (and other stimuli) in the child’s environment, strong resistance to change, and repetitive motor behaviours in the body.