Over the past two months, CADDRA and Advocacy Chair Dr. Joan Flood have been advocating on your behalf to the federal government and have provided recommendations to support the government in its work towards providing a barrier-free government for individuals with neurodevelopmental challenges.
In this time CADDRA’s advocacy included:
- A survey of our members that confirmed there is an increase in rejection notices of patient applications for the Disability Tax Credit including an increase in requests for additional information.
- Meetings with Senator Grant Mitchell and Senator Jim Munson, who are championing our recommendations to the Senate of Canada.
- A collaborative letter campaign with the Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC) to specific government officials and the Minister of National Revenue, The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, P.C., M.P.
- A request that a CADDRA representative be invited to sit on the Disability Advisory Committee.
In the coming months, CADDRA and Advocacy Chair Dr. Joan Flood will continue to advocate key government officials to include our input and expertise as a representative on the Disability Advisory Committee.
We thank our members for their continued support.