The objective of the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is to provide consumer centered support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities and to provide access to personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual's basic needs.
To be eligible for ADP devices, you must be an Ontario resident with a valid Ontario Health Card issued in your name. You must have a physical disability of six months or longer, and the equipment cannot be required exclusively for sports, work or school.
ADP does not fund equipment available through WSIB or the Group "A" Veterans.
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.
Most devices must be authorized by a qualified health care professional registered with the program.
Registered authorizers work in hospitals, home care agencies or private practice.