Funding for disability equipment (Cerebral Palsy - Ontario)

The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy has an excellent funding program to "assist with the purchase and lease of equipment".

It is available for people of all ages with cerebral palsy in Ontario, and includes the following categories of equipment:

  • augmentative communication devices and writing aids ( e.g. communication boards and custom mounting systems, computer communication devices, leased augmentative communication devices)/li>

  • enteral feeding supplies (e.g. enteral feeding tubes, bags, containers)

  • custom orthotics (e.g. leg braces, spinal brace, ankle foot orthotics, standing frames, prone stander)

  • respiratory equipment (e.g. suction machine)

  • wheelchairs, mobility aids, positioning aids (e.g. electric wheelchairs, manual wheelchair, electric scooters, forearm crutches, quad cane, tripod cane, back support cushion, head support, rolling walkers, Specialized pediatric walkers, strollers, standers, special needs car seat)

  • home accessibility modifications / aids (e.g. porch lift, wheelchair ramps -including lumber, stair glide, track lift, ceiling lift, portable lifts, hospital beds)

  • bathroom aids (e.g. bath bars and grips, bath chair / bath seat, commode chairs, shower chairs)

  • electronic daily living aids (e.g. bed controls, specialized telephones, modified lights, door openers, phones, etc.)

For more information:

OFCP Approved List Of Equipment for Funding

OFCP Guidelines

Application Form

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy Assistive Devices Funding Program information

or call the OFCP at (416) 244-9686
Child and Adult Request, Extension 234
or e-mail the Assistive Devices Program co-ordinator

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