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Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Canadian Disability Saving Plan implemented

This article from Canwest News describes the Canadian Registered Disability Savings Plan, implemented from 1st December, from the point of view of a woman with Down syndrome and her family.

The scheme, the first of its kind world-wide, was developed by Planned Lifetime Advocacy Networks, and is supported by contributions from the Canadian government, as well as family savings. It was launched on International Day of People with Disability (3rd December) in Vancouver, and has its own RDSP website.

It will have some benefits similar to the no-fault insurance proposal of the Disability Insurance Scheme group recently launched in Australia. The NDIS website has added a blog, and has a "Your Say" facility, where family members and others can add their comments on the "Biggest Issues" and "How my life could be changed by an NDIS".

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