The Assistive Technology Support Program and Assistive Technology Funding Guide
Applications are now being accepted on a first come first served basis.
However, funding is limited and the review of applications will be closed once capacity has been reached. This may occur before the application deadline of March 1, 2019.
Are You Eligible for Funding?
A client of SMD can apply each year if: (1) your assistive technology (AT) device is purchased between April 1 - February 15 and (2) your application is received by March 1 and (3) you become a member of SMD Alliance
Assistive Technology Support Program brochure (opens as PDF)
Through our Assistive Technology Support Program, we help people gain access to assistive or adaptive aids and devices to improve their daily lives, by providing financial support to cover a portion of the often significant purchase cost. Assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities and that helps them carry out their daily activities and maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle.
The Assistive Technology Support Program now offers individuals up to 50% reimbursement of the cost of an assistive technology device up to a maximum of $2,500 or the unfunded amount, whichever is lesser.
The Assistive Technology Funding Guide has been written to help people find sources of funding for assistive technology and to better determine whether they qualify for support under the numerous programs listed. The funding guide has also been prepared under the auspices of the SMD Foundation/Easter Seals™ Manitoba with funding provided by the Assistive Technology Fund.
- What is Assistive Technology? (PDF)
- Assistive Technology Support Program Application Forms (PDF)
- Assistive Technology Funding Guide (PDF)
Since 2008, the Assistive Technology Committee – comprised of Rheal Lesage – Chair, Brian Everton, Warren Patterson, Paul Tustin, Peter Zacharias, and Kristine Cowley – have approved 499 applications and granted a total of $513,140.
For more information relating to this program please contact:
Maria Marrone, Chief Operating Officer
204.975.3033 or firstname.lastname@example.org