Seating and Mobility for Children and Youth

Imagine not having a way to get to the playground, go to a friend’s house, or go shopping at the mall. What if you had difficulty sitting up by yourself or could not sit for very long without discomfort or pain? How would you watch the school play or do your homework?

Seating and Mobility Services is here to help

We facilitate ways for children/youth to get around and participate in activities at home, school and in the community.

Our services are available at our Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph sites.

Assessment and Treatment

Our Seating and Mobility Services cater to children and youth with mobility needs arising from various conditions. We provide assessment and prescription of both off-the-shelf and customized equipment, including:

  • Supportive seating systems
  • Specialized stroller systems
  • Manual wheelchairs
  • Power wheelchairs and scooters

Our services go beyond assessment and equipment trials. They may also include training, adjustments to the client’s system, and consultations with other service providers, such as physiotherapists or orthopaedic surgeons. Our occupational therapists are authorized by the Assistive Devices Programs (ADP) and have specialized skills working with children and youth who need seating and mobility equipment.

What to Expect

Through a team-based approach, families and children/youth are supported through the knowledge and expertise of:

  • a Seating and Mobility Occupational Therapist,
  • any other Occupational Therapist currently working with your child,
  • a wheelchair vendor of your choice, and
  • a technologist (rehabilitation engineer), if needed.

To access our services, your child or youth (until they have completed high school) must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a developmental or physical disability.
  • Require a specialized seating and mobility system that includes a:    
    • Supportive seating system,            
    • Specialized stroller system,   
    • Manual wheelchair,    
    • Power wheelchair, and/or  
    • Scooter.  
  • Live in the Region of Waterloo, Guelph, or Wellington County.

Clients who require a rental or loaner wheelchair do not require seating and mobility clinic.  Equipment repairs are the responsibility of the client and are arranged directly with the vendor.  Seating and Mobility clinic is not involved with repairs

New referrals should be made by an Occupational Therapist.

New referrals to Seating & Mobility must be made by an Occupational Therapist.

Please send to KidsAbility, Attention: Specialised CSA by fax at 519 886 -7292

Seating and Mobility Application

Parents/guardians should review our referral package and follow the instructions to help us schedule your first clinic appointment.

Review Referral Package


If your child has previously been seen by KidsAbility Seating and Mobility Services, and…

  • You no longer have an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist servicing your child, please contact our Specialized CSA at 1 888 372 2259 ext. 1373. 
  • you have an Occupational or Physiotherapist servicing your child, please discuss your needs with them and they will complete the application.

Seating and Mobility Services for adult or young adults (those who have completed high school) contact the Assistive Devices Programs (ADP) for a list of ADP authorizers in your area.