Financial and Legal DOMAIN

Chapter 6 of the Teen Transition Planning Guide contains several “Key Domains”; these are different areas of a teen’s and family’s life that will likely need to be explored at some point in a family’s journey.

Here, our “Domain” pages list ALL of the resources on this website that are related to each specific domain.  This information is a duplicate of the SAME information listed on other pages, such as on the Local Community page, or the “Province and National” pages, etc.  It is duplicated here for convenience of being able to see all information sorted by domain.

To us “Financial & Legal” means all of the legal and financial components of long term planning and care for a youth with special needs.


Personalized Support Initiative is designed to support adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder who face significant challenges in daily life, but don’t qualify for services as persons with intellectual disabilities.

Motor Vehicle Tax Rebate may be available to people with disabilities who
qualify. Find the application at

Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Assistance – The Government of British Columbia
has recently redesigned B.C.’s income assistance programs. The new system, while
focusing on employment for those clients who are able to work, ensures that
assistance is there for persons with disabilities.

As a person with a disability, if you need support to complete your taxes, Tax
Trained volunteers are available to help you at 1-800-959-8281 or contact your
local Revenue Canada Office.

Advocate for Quality Services – this person helps adults with developmental
disabilities and transitioning youth with special needs and their families have
access to supports and services that are available. The advocate can help if you have
problems with services from CLBC, MCFD, other ministries or from service agencies
in the community.

Action Committee of People with Disabilities provides a consumer card, which gives
card holders discounts at various locations.