Resources

Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID): DISC GUIDEBOOK

This guidebook is meant to address the more common questions and sections of the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) program.

Navigating the System

 An Advocacy Handbook for Parents of Children with Intellectual Disabilities features information on respite, early childhood intervention, education, medical care and many other systems. Now in its third edition, this valuable resource offers a wealth of information on how you can work with the systems that you will encounter as a parent.

The Incredible Parent Directory

A resource booklet for parents and professionals – created in partnership with the Ministry of Social Services, Family Service Saskatoon and FASD Support Network of Saskatchewan 

Road Map to the Future

Road Map to the Future puts complex situations and terms into easy–to-grasp language, providing background information for those who must plan for individuals with a disability. Now in its second edition, this guide includes what to consider when preparing a will, how to choose executors and trustees, how to make the most of RDSPs and the SAID income pro-gram, and information about guardianship and co-decision making.

Access 2 Entertainment Card

Access 2 Program is a collaborative partnership between Easter Seals™ and over 500 movie theatres, cultural attractions, entertainment venues, and recreation facilities across Canada. Designed for people of all ages who have a permanent disability and require the assistance of a support person, the goal of the Access 2 Program is to improve social inclusion and provide access to entertainment, cultural and recreation opportunities and experiences without any added financial burden.

When an Access 2 cardholder presents their valid Access 2 Card at any participating venue partner, their support person receives free admission; the cardholder pays regular admission.

Enhancing Accessibility in Post-Secondary Education Institutions

NEADS developed a guide in which to build awareness of disability issues within Canadian post secondary institutions and to share best practices in accessibility and accommodation practices and procedures.

Government Links

Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a long-term savings plan to help Canadians with disabilities and their families save for the future. If you have an RDSP, you may also be eligible for grants and bonds to help with your long-term savings.

Parking Program for People with Disabilities

The Parking Program for People with Disabilities issues parking permits for designated parking spots to individuals with specific mobility challenges.

These parking areas may provide extra space for lifts and wheelchairs or other mobility devices and can reduce the distance you have to travel.

Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID)

IThe Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) is an income support program for people with significant and enduring disabilities.

Saskatchewan Home Repair Program

The Saskatchewan Home Repair Program - Adaptation for Independence provides financial assistance to low-income homeowners or rental property owners to make a home more accessible for a person with a housing related disability.

Individualized Funding for Home Care

Home care helps people that need acute, palliative, and supportive care to stay independent at home. It also helps reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and the length of hospital stays.

You or your guardian may be eligible to receive funding based on assessed need – called individualized funding – to arrange and manage your own supportive services for home care.

Apply for Financial Help and Support for People Experiencing Cognitive Disabilities

The Cognitive Disability Strategy (CDS) is meant to:

  • Improve the availability of assessment and diagnosis services;
  • Provide services to address the unmet needs of people with cognitive disabilities and their families;
  • Provide training opportunities to enhance the knowledge and skill of people who provide services to individuals with cognitive disabilities;
  • Enhance Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) prevention and intervention initiatives throughout the province.