Centralized equipment pool
Supporting 26 augmentative and alternative communication clinics and authorizers across Ontario, the centralized equipment pool is a leasing, recycling, and purchasing program that provides writing and face-to-face communication aides to individuals with physical disabilities of all ages at a relatively low cost.
The program provides clients with changing needs, the flexibility to use equipment and return it for something more suitable as needs change.
With a full service department onsite, defective leasing equipment can be quickly repaired or replaced.
Clients are assessed, prescribed, and dispensed equipment through an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) clinic or an individual authorizer. The augmentative and alternative communication clinic is located at Holland Bloorview serving children up to the age of 19. Please refer to the communication and writing aids page for information on the referral process.
The centralized equipment pool plays an important educational role in the augmentative and alternative communication clinical community running courses and workshops for inter-professional clinical team members (i.e. face-to-face communication, written communication, alternative access methods, mounting systems, product introductions). To learn more about upcoming programs please go to www.cepp.org and click on course/workshop registration.