Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Assistive Devices Program

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Assistive Devices Program funds over 8,000 separate pieces of equipment or supplies in the following categories :

  • Prostheses;
  • Wheelchairs/mobility aids and specialized seating systems;
  • Enteral feeding supplies;
  • Monitors and test strips for insulin-dependent diabetics (through an agreement with the Canadian Diabetes Association);
  • Hearing aids;
  • Insulin pumps and supplies for children;
  • Respiratory equipment;
  • Orthoses (braces, garments and pumps);
  • Visual and communication aids ( ex. adaptive peripherals, artificial larynges, communication boards, mounting systems, signalling aids, teletypewriters for the speech impaired, voice amplifiers, voice output devices,voice prostheses, writing aids)
  • Oxygen and oxygen delivery equipment, such as concentrators, cylinders, liquid systems and related supplies, such as masks and tubing

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Anyone with a long-term communication disability who requires the use of a communication aid for six months or longer
  • Must be eligible for Ontario Health Insurance
  • Must first be assessed at an ADP-designated (Assistive Devices Program) communication centre to determine eligibility to obtain funding for a communication display, computer or high-tech speech aid
  • First time applicants must be seen by a medical doctor

The doctor will confirm the need for a communication aid and write a medical diagnosis on the second part of the ADP form

For more information:

Phone 1-800-268-6021 (Toll-free), 416-327-8804 (Local), 1-800-387-5559 (TTY)

Visit the website here

Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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