Adaptive: Products & Services

Resources – Adaptive Products & Services



Adaptive Designs


Beneficial Designs - Develops assistive and adaptive technology, performs rehabilitation research, contract design, legal consultation, standards development, and serves as a rehabilitation information resource.
http://www.beneficialdesigns.com/


Workshop Solutions
http://www.workshopsolutions.com


Tetra Society - Volunteer engineers, design technicians, and health professionals work one to one with their clients to make assistive aids or modifications to their environment so that greater independence can be achieved.

Contact (Metro Toronto Area): Susan Coates - Email Address: susancoates3@cs.com http://www.tetrasociety.org


Travel Accessibility Kit

Direct Access Solutions - Matt Roloff Hotel Stepstool
https://www.roloffstools.com

Specialty Shoes


Cinderella of Boston
http://www.cinderellaofboston.com/


Adaptive Tips Around the Home
(Please see attachment PDF)


Adaptive Bikes


Bike Friday - Adaptive Bikes
http://www.bikefriday.com/


Diamondback - Small bikes suitable for dwarfism
http://www.diamondback.com/

Personal Care


Freedom Wand
http://www.freedomwand.com The Wand of Freedom
* Let Freedom Wand know of this LPO link when you make a purchase and they will make a donation to LPO.

Back Support


ObusForme
http://www.obusforme.com/


Healthy Back Store
http://healthyback.com/


Airbag information specific to Canada


Transport Canada:


Air Bag Deactivation – what you need to know
https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesafety/tp-tp13178-menu-124.htm


To obtain a "Declaration of Requirement for Air Bag Deactivation" Form
https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesafety/tp-tp13178-form_e-377.htm


Drivers Education and Assessment Programs

Saint Elizabeth Health Care Centre, Toronto, Ontario
https://www.saintelizabeth.com/Services-and-Programs/Rehabilitation-Services/Driver-Assessment-and-Training.aspx

As of September 2011

Requirements:
1. G1 Driver's Licence
2. Application and Doctor's referral forms. (Download available below.)

Forms:
Download Saint Elizabeth Drivers Education Forms (PDF)

Description:
The program consists of an initial 2-1/2 hour assessment by an occupational therapist. This assessment has a clinical needs component and a practical in vehicle component. This is when it will be determined what modifications will be required to properly operate the vehicle. The fee for this portion is $535 and is HST exempt.
This assessment also determines how many in car training sessions are required before proceeding to the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) road test. Each of these sessions is $95 with no HST.

Contact:
Grace Cheng
Program Assistant
Driver Assessment & Training
Saint Elizabeth
Tel: 416-398-1035

Other Ontario Driver programs may be found at:

Ontario Ministry of Transportation Driver Rehabilitation Services
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/medical-review/eval-centres.shtml#medical


Manufacturers of Hand Controls and Pedal Extensions


Sure Grip
http://www.suregrip-hvl.com/


Mobility Products and Design
http://www.veigel-na.com


Driving Aids Development Corp.
http://www.drivingaids.com/


Automotobility
http://www.handcontrolscorp.com/


Golden Boy Mobility
http://goldenboymobility.com/driving-aids-and-accessories/


Easy Rider Pedal Extensions
http://www.pedalextenders.com/


Vehicle Conversions

Here is a small list of companies that will do Vehicle Conversions (including air bags) in Southern Ontario


Silver Cross Automotive
https://www.silvercrossauto.com/locations/


Lucanus Corporation
http://www.lucanus.ca/


Mobility in Motion
http://www.mobilityinmotion.net


Universal Motion
http://www.universalmotion.com/


Funding Programs


Ontario March of Dimes – Vehicle and Home Modification Program
Reimbursement, funding, and rebates available for modifications.
Offers assistance for up to $15,000 towards the cost of vehicle (or home) modifications.
http://www.marchofdimes.on.ca


Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care – Assistive Devices Program
This programs funds up to 75% of the cost of mobility devices and seating.
https://www.ontario.ca/page/assistive-devices-program


Vehicle Manufactures Rebates


Dodge/Chrylser
https://www.fcausautomobility.com


Toyota
http://www.toyotamobility.com/financial_assistance.html


General Motors
http://www.gmfleet.com/overview/mobility-vehicles.html


Tax Rebates


GST/HST for specially equipped motor vehicle rebate
You can get a rebate on the GST/HST that you have paid on the purchase of a specially equipped motor vehicle. Also contains info about a rebate on modification services performed on your motor vehicle.
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/forms/gst518-gst-hst-specially-equipped-motor-vehicle-rebate-application.html


Federal Excise Gasoline Tax Refund Program
You can apply for a refund of part of the federal excise tax on the gasoline you buy.
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/ef/xe8/README.html


Other important Tax Credits (outside of vehicle modifications)
Disability Tax Credit (T2201): This tax credit is available to persons who have a severe prolonged physical impairment.
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t2201/README.html


Medical Devices and Supplies Exempt from GST
Some medical devices are exempt from GST including adaptive equipment for vehicles.
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/4-2-medical-assistive-devices/medical-assistive-devices.html


Medical Expense Tax Credit
Medical expenses may be claimed. This includes costs incurred in converting a vehicle to make it accessible.



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