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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together Every Learner, Every Day
Physical Supports
Agency Description
Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities
Attendant Services programs provide non-medical personal support, homemaking services and assistance with tasks of daily living to adults with permanent physical disability.  Attendant Services are delivered on an outreach basis or at supportive living sites associated with APPD.  Additional respite services are available to provide relief to caregivers. 
Ministry of Community and Social Service
Ontario Disabilities Support Program
(519) 254-1651
The ODSP is intended to meet the needs of people with disabilities and help them to become more independent.  The ODSP has two parts:  1.  Income Supports provides financial assistance to people with disabilities;  2.  Employment Supports provides the supports people with disabilities need to get and keep jobs.
For adults with disabilities, support group for friends, peers, animal visits.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Facilitated peer support group, enhancing personal life experience through effective communication and interaction with others.  Non-profit agency providing rehabilitation for blind, visually impaired, deaf blind individuals.  Includes rehabilitation teaching orientation, and mobility, technical aids, library services, and transportation services to and from medical appointments.  Resource centre offers talking books, large print and Braille books, interactive toys in red, yellow, green and blue, tactile toys and scented play dough.
Canadian Hearing Society
Advocacy and support group to the deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing.  Information and referral, provides employment services, general social services, interpreter services, hearing care counseling, hearing aid and technical aid programs and audiology services, etc.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
– Family Support Group
Support group of parents offering encouragement and support to cope with activities of daily living for children deaf or hard of hearing.
AIDS Committee of Windsor Youth Service
Offers one-to-one supportive counseling, health.  Variety of holistic services.
Windsor Regional Hospital
Pediatric asthma clinic; education review for parents and children 5 years and older, identifying and controlling triggers.  Medication and how to use it correctly.  Respiration therapist, speakers, and workshops.
Asthma Society of Canada
Digital based information service and support by telephone and e-mail counseling.  Certified asthma educators.
Aims to integrate persons with a disability into the community to advanced quality of life.  Provides vocational support service.
The War Amputees of Canada
Service for parents of children who have suffered the loss of a limb or limbs through birth, medical causes or accidents.
The Arthritis Society of Windsor-Essex
Organization devoted towards funding and promoting arthritis research.  Provides patient care, advocacy, and public education on more than 100 forms of arthritis.
Brain Injury Association of Windsor-Essex
Support group for survivors of acquired brain injury.  Offers information to families, friends, and caregivers.  Promotes awareness and related implications of brain injuries.
Windsor Regional Hospital Cancer Centre
Evaluation and information for referred patient with cancer.  Resources, supportive palliative care program, social work, nutritional counseling, relaxing sessions, touch therapy, etc.
Ontario Foundation of Cerebral Palsy
Funding for research services and programs.  Information on Cerebral Palsy.
Provides information and application forms for residential summer camps.  Information on diabetes.
Windsor Regional Hospital
Diabetes health and education.
To serve the community of Lakeshore by providing access to health, government, and support services.
Health care equipment rentals.  Offers wheelchairs, crutches, canes, walkers, etc.
Services for registered persons with neuromuscular disorders.  Assistance in acquiring prescribed equipment.  Research education, information, referral, and advocacy.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Essex County Chapter
Assists people with Multiple Sclerosis maintain an independent lifestyle.  Individual and family services.
Teen Health Centre
Prenatal care, pregnancy, postnatal, diet, and clinic.
Supports those with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus.  Information and education workshops.