Disability Tax Credits and Benefits: Autism

• Up to $40,000 in Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) retroactive tax refunds.

If you or a family member is disabled with Autism, you may be eligible for retroactive refunds from your past 10 years of paid taxes – up to $40,000.

• Up to $90,000 when setting up a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).

Free Consultation

Contact us for a free consultation – with no obligation. HandyTax works on your behalf to get you (or a family member) a tax refund of up to $40,000 from looking at old tax returns. There is no cost to you unless you get a refund. If we are successful, our fee is 25% of the refund received.

100% Confidential

HandyTax works with families members to maximize any tax refund related to a disability family member. Trust HandyTax to communicate with the government and medical staff securely and confidentially.

Contact Us

Telephone: 1-888-343-1155
Email: info@handytax.ca
• Voicemails are generally returned within 24 hours

Open a file

HandyTax has had success in the past helping disabled Canadians with Autism get retroactive disability tax credit refunds from the Canada Revenue Agency. Tax refunds depend on your personal situation and actual refunds can range anywhere below, $40,000. The entire process takes between 3 and 9 months to complete as communication between the CRA and your qualified practitioner are the source of the varying time periods to completion. If you suffer from Autism, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit.


Known as a development disorder, autism is a serious condition under the umbrella of what are known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Conditions like these appear in early childhood usually before the child turns three years old. In recent years statistics show that autism diagnosis in children has risen, but this can also be partly due to improved detection methods.

Although autism has no cure, continual therapy in the early years can make a big difference as your child grows. If you have an autistic child or know someone with the condition you might be eligible for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit and other benefits.


The main cause of autism is genetics. There are a few genes that seem to influence autism. These genes can affect the way certain brain structures develop. Although most genetic issues are hereditary and passed on from a previous generation, some can occur from a random mutation with no clear hereditary link.

A look at the brain structures involved in autism.

A look at the brain structures involved in autism.

Researchers are now exploring if autism can also be triggered by environmental factors such as pollutants, viral infections and vaccines.


Autism affects three major areas: social skills, language and behaviour. Though symptoms can be mild to severe, all autism disorders influence a child’s capacity to converse and interact with others.

Some common symptoms in children are that they prefer to play alone and avoid making eye contact. They may also have language development delays, like not being able to form sentences, understand their meaning or make simple conversation. Behavioural symptoms include rhythmic gestures, rocking, constant movement or becoming disturbed if their routine is broken.

Disability Tax Credits for Autism

If you have an autistic child or know someone dealing with the condition, we’re here to help. We can assist you in applying for the Disability Tax Credit for yourself or your loved one under more than one category, including, but not limited to, mental functions, feeding, dressing and speaking. At HandyTax, we’ve helped many others like you successfully claim Canadian tax benefits. A free consultation is just a phone call away.