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missquarejane

Any Canadians Know Of Govt Grants For Stay At Home Parents With Celiac?

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I was just wondering if there are any financial breaks for parents who have to stay at home with their pre-school aged celiac children? my son is so sensitive and we live rurally enough that none of the local daycares would be able to accomodate him and his needs. the one daycare in our town actually serves wheat snacks for snacktime... so it's everywhere.

financially, it is really hard for our family, but so worth it. so if you are Canadian and know if there are any ways to get some support, pls let me know. thanks so much in advance.

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There is nothing that I know of...I have a diabetic / celiac son plusa daughter with Aspergers and multiple health issues. For my son - we get a break in income tax (under disability credit). For my daughter, when she was preschool age - she qualified for in home help - gave me 3 hours where I could work, run errands etc. To qualify, though, she had to fit certain criteria for global delays.

You could approach the local health unit that serves the rural area you live in and ask them to let you know what help is available. Do you have a FCSS group in the nearest town? [Family and community support services]

I will see what I can find - what province are you in? Okay, I see it now - you are in B.C.

FCSS link: http://www.child.gov.ab.ca/index.cfm

another link - it is for Calgary health region, but it may give you a starting point for searching for help in your area:

http://www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/health_i...eedsBabies1.htm

if you scroll down, it talks about special needs support services

Sandy

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thanks for that... i'll check. although those links are not for my province but it might give me some ideas.

yes, it can be frustrating as my child is not disabled or anything, but needs the kind of care that i think only a parent one on one can provide... and he struggles each day to gain an ounce so even an occasional exposure to gluten could be disastrous.

now if only you could have the enterolab done here in canada. :unsure:

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thanks for that... i'll check. although those links are not for my province but it might give me some ideas.

yes, it can be frustrating as my child is not disabled or anything, but needs the kind of care that i think only a parent one on one can provide... and he struggles each day to gain an ounce so even an occasional exposure to gluten could be disastrous.

now if only you could have the enterolab done here in canada. :unsure:

AFAIK, you can use Enterolab for testing. I believe there are a few Canadian members who have used them.

Michelle

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AFAIK, you can use Enterolab for testing. I believe there are a few Canadian members who have used them.

Michelle

really? cool, thanks. i had emailed them asking if that was possible. now to scrape up the cash. that's the hard part. not working to stay with bambino... maybe i know what to ask my folks for for christmas? nothin says love like stool samples! :D

thanks for any info at all everyone... we are still so new to this.

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