Sunday, January 20, 2013

2012 - Disability Tax Exemption Form

Got this from Big MAK's Blog, thanks for posting!

Dependent with a Disability Exemption Tax Form
Did you know that you may be eligible to file the "Dependent with a Disability Exemption" as part of your 2012 taxes?
There are three categories that qualify for this additional exemption. For more information:      Utah Disability Tax Exempt Form

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Miss America and Autism

Miss America contestant's brave admission: "I have autism."

By  | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Jan 9, 2013 1:45 PM EST
"Alexis Wineman, an 18-year-old Montana woman who hopes to be crowned Miss America on Saturday night... Wineman, who is the current Miss Montana, is both the youngest Miss America contestant this year and the first ever to have some form of autism. The brunette beauty queen was diagnosed at the age of 11 with Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), which puts her on the mild end of the autism spectrum and carries symptoms similar to those of Asperger's Syndrome."

LDS Disability Facebook Groups

LDS Disability Facebook Groups

Here is a quick list of LDS Facebook Groups and pages around disability topics. If you are aware of any other groups, please add them to the list.
If you see a need for a group that doesn't exist yet, please set it up and let us know!
AS/Autism and the Mormon Mindset
This is a group for any LDS person who has a mental condition that limits them socially. Specifically autism/aspergers.
LDS ASD - LDS Families with Autism (Closed)
A group for LDS families with Autistic members. A place to discuss the challenges and joys associated with being called to be in a family affected by Autism.
LDS Autism in Canada (Open)
a group to help those of us LDS in Canada, to have a support group with a common belief
LDS Autism Spectrum (Closed)
LDS Disabilities (Open)
General group for members with disabilities, family members, teachers, leaders or anyone else interested.
LDS Disabilities Arizona (Closed)
For Arizona LDS members or familiy members with disabilities or those interested in disabilities.
LDS Disabilities Forum (Closed)
General group for members with disabilities, family members, teachers, leaders or anyone else interested.
LDS Disabilities Help (Page)
Seeking solutions to help those with disabilities fully participate at church.
LDS Down Syndrome Specific (Closed)
This page is specific to those LDS families that have someone with Down syndrome in their life.
LDS Progressive and Disabilities (Closed)
This group is only for those who want to promote progressive changes in the LDS Church by and for people with disabilities.
LDS Professionals Working with Disabilities (Open)
For LDS Professionals who work in the area of disability.
LDS support for people with Mental Health Concerns (Closed)
This group is for members of the LDS Church who are diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder and their families, friends and leaders who would like to support them.
The Liahona Project (Page)
An online community of Latter-day Saint families with special needs children and adults
West Jordan Region Special needs Mutual (Closed)
A group to keep everyone updated in the Special needs mutual activities/when we meet for for Church.