Keep on moving on

A spinal cord injury often leads to restricted mobility, which means there is much to consider when it comes to assistive devices and modifications to your home. The more mobile you become, the better your physical and mental well-being and overall quality of life. So all efforts to get the mobility device that's best for you are well worth it!

The spirit to move you

Our Regional Services Co-ordinators can help you to access the equipment and financial support you may need. We also advocate on your behalf to allow you to qualify for a greater range of assistance devices under the Ontario Assistive Devices Program (ADP) and to increase the amount of ADP support you may receive in acquiring and repairing equipment. We continue to advocate for greater access to mobility devices – check out Access to Mobility Devices.

Man existing his vehicle in his wheelchair.

The Ontario Assistive Devices Program (ADP)

As you explore the range of assistive devices that best suit your injury and life plans, the issue of cost will also play a role. The ADP helps people with long-term physical disabilities pay for customized equipment, such as wheelchairs and other mobility devices, by covering 75% of the eligible cost.  ADP will also help with the cost of various daily living devices and specialized supplies used for health and personal care. You qualify for support if you are an Ontario resident, have a valid Health Card and have a disability requiring the equipment or supplies for six months or longer.

Most municipalities programs available through their local Ontario Works (OW) office and local Ontario Disability Supports Program office that may be able to fund equipment other than that typically covered by ADP (for example, hospital beds and mattresses).

Veterans Affairs Canada and  March of Dimes Assistive Devices Program are also sources of funding for mobility devices and other medical equipment costs for people who qualify.

The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program provides eligible First Nations and Inuit clients with coverage for a range of health benefits that are not covered through other sources.

In addition to the funding mentioned above, there are a variety of community-based organizations that have funding programs.  Let us know how we can help you assess your needs, navigate the equipment suppliers available and access financial support under the ADP. Our Service Co-ordinators are a great resource.

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