special needs strollers

by Christine Joseph-Davies
(Hamilton Ontario)

Where in Ontario can I purchase a special needs stroller under $500? It seems they are all imports and cost over a thousand dollars! Are any of these strollers covered by anything?


I have a 45 lb autistic boy, 6 years old high flight risk. I need a stroller, we have been doing serial casting for 2 years and he wears AFO"S. I have disintegrating disc' in my back and cannot carry him.

Is there any funding available for all these things we NEED for our special needs children? His physio also suggests a double board scooter with handle bars...I cannot even locate this let alone imagine the price. Brandon (who is actually my step-grandson who I have been raising since he was 3 months old) is non verbal and does not understand the danger of running into the road, I must be holding him all the time, and he has no fear!!

We do receive ACSD...that being said everyone knows this is peanuts compared to our needs. anyway sorry to go on and on any help or point in the right direction greatly appreciated.
Christine

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Apr 28, 2013
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by: Anonymous

I am in bc and my son qualified for a program that will cover the cost of a stroller. If you have no coverage it seems you can purchase a new maclaren special needs stroller from the states look at ebay for $500-700 depending on accessories. The cost in Canada seems to be double or triple the cost.

Mar 21, 2013
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by: Jaime

I too am looking for a stroller for my autistic child. He is 9 but small for his age. I usually put him in the cart when I go shopping but he is getting to big for it and it makes it hard to put groceries in when he's in there lol. I am a single mom and it's hard to always get someone to watch him. I tried letting him walk but he takes off on me. I could really use a stroller but the prices are just crazy.

Sep 11, 2012
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by: Amanda

It was my understanding that ACSD will cover the cost of a special needs stroller?

If that doesn't work, check regularly on ZachsList http://www.zachslist.ca Pediatric Equipment Exchange

Keep checking kijiji.com. I got a special tomato jogger stroller for $200.

Good luck!

Jun 18, 2012
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by: Christine

Yes, we hooked up with Chedoke hospital.....apparently his physiotherapist should of told us ALL along he qualifies for their stroller program!!

Jun 16, 2012
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any response yet?
by: Bev

Im in the same boat so to speak (non-verbal autistic and a huge flight risk). Mine is 3 1/2 years old and weights 48 pounds.I had back surgery over a year and a half ago so he is getting too heavy for me to carry around as well. He has outgrown his stoller so I am also looking for what is the "next" option. Have you found anything yet?

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