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Eligibility & Referrals

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be referred to the Communication Devices Program you must meet the following criteria:

  • Resident of Manitoba (includes persons living in First Nations Communities)
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Severe communication disorder (speech alone does not meet your daily communication needs)
  • Potential for using equipment (can be determined during assessment/ consultation)
  • Client or support team is capable of caring for equipment.


We prefer that potential clients are referred to the CDP by their Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). If potential clients do not have access to an SLP they may be referred by their Occupational Therapist or other healthcare provider. See For Healthcare Professionals Section to download required paperwork.

For questions or further information, please contact the CDP at 204-831-3430 or [email protected].

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