The Open Access Resource Centre (OARC) is committed to improving the lives of Manitobans with communication challenges or who are non-speaking through the use of communication devices. OARC helps individuals receive their own long-term systems as well as providing the supports needed for successful implementation of a device as a communication tool.
There is an application form
to fill out and submit to OARC to begin the process of acquiring a device for a child new to our services. OARC provides training and support for families who are maintaining the equipment, for support teams who are learning how to use devices and AAC apps, and for everyone around the successful implementation of such devices.
All Eye-Gaze systems will continue to require an initial assessment by OARC staff which may lead to a short-term 10-week trial.
All other short term equipment loans wills take place on a case by case basis. They are available to trial for determining the best communication system for a child.