For people with MCS/ES, assistive devices can allow us to remain functional, independent, and able when we can’t control everything in our environments.
Slide with a few options from New MCS/ES Accommodation Resource
In addition to fragrance, chemical, and wireless free policies, these and other devices can help reduce or eliminate exposures to the pollutants that can otherwise completely disable people with MCS/ES. They can make the difference for people to remain employed when provided early enough, effectively minimizing the effects of MCS/ES.
When people become too disabled to continue working (usually due to a lack of accommodations) these assistive devices and technologies may be required to remain functional and independent at home, and should be just as accessible and similarly funded by either insurance or disability related services that fund assistive devices and technologies for other people with different disabilities and serious medical conditions.
Some are already tax deductible. More work needs to be done to make these available to everyone who needs them, the way wheelchairs are accessible to those who need them.
Do you require the use of any assistive devices or technologies? Are they covered?
I do, and they aren’t being covered by ODSP or anyone else.