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Can individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder sign a will in Canada?

Yes! Canadians with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are treated the same as anyone else under Canadian estate law.

Canadian law requires people signing a will to be of "sound state of mind" and over the age of majority in their province. Despite the challenges that individuals with ASD may face in certain areas, autism itself does not negate their ability to be of sound state of mind.

What can prevent an individual with ASD from signing a will?

Cognitive impairments like dementia may limit an individual's ability to sign a will if they cannot remember their affairs.



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