Access The Equipment You Need

  The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is an Ontario government program that provides funding for those with long-term physical disabilities. Devices covered by the program are intended to enable people increase their independence. The Assistive Devices Program pays a portion of the needed equipment, the user pays the rest. Initial access is often through a medical specialist or general practitioner who provides a diagnosis. In most device categories, an authorizer assesses the specific needs of the person and prescribes appropriate equipment or supplies. Finally, a vendor sells the equipment or supplies to the client. In some device categories, such as adult hearing aids or prosthetic devices, the assessor is also the vendor. For more information on the Assistive Devices Program, visit the Canadian Ministry of Health.