Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is a government funding program. It pays up to 75% of some mobility devices. For more about this program, visit: www.health.gov.on.ca/adp. To qualify for the program you must meet the following criteria:
- Valid Ontario Health Card.
- Have a physical disability.
The program helps pay for mobility equipment that is used daily. The equipment must also be needed for at least 6 months. If you need a power wheelchair with positioning (tilt, recline, or elevating leg rests), you must use the Centralized Equipment Pool. This is a recycling program run by Motion Specialties.
There are specific criteria for each type of device. Your therapist will know what you qualify for. Funded equipment include:
- Cushions and backrests.
- Walking aids (canes and walkers).
ADP does not offer funding for used equipment, repairs, or maintenance. Funding is not provided for devices, used solely for:
- Traveling to and from destinations in the community
- Post-operative needs or pain management
- Training, exercise, or therapeutic purposes
- Work, school, recreation, or social activities
- Feeding, sleeping, and other non-mobility related activities