Motor Disabilities Program

Professional with his young client


For children and adolescents between 0 and 17 years of age (or 18 to 21 years of age if still attending high school) diagnosed with a motor disability (e.g. cerebral palsy, spina bifida).

Services Offered:

  • Assessment of the child’s function and developmental level
  • Interventions supporting the child’s development
  • Psychosocial support for the child and his/her family
  • Activities for adolescents and transition to adult life
  • Support for integration into daycare, school and leisure activities
  • Access to the Dysphagia and Feeding Disturbance Clinic, Orthopedic Clinic, Saliva Management Clinic and Splinting Clinic.

A multidisciplinary team of professionals working in collaboration to respond to the needs identified by the client/parents from the following disciplines:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Special Care Counselling
  • Speech & Language Pathology
  • Social Work

Services are offered:

  • At the Mackay site
  • In the child’s environment (home, daycare, school)

Types of interventions:

  • Individual or joint therapy
  • Group interventions
  • Information session for parents and support groups

Other services and partnerships:

  • Service for Assistive Technology: Motor Impairment
  • Service for Assistive Technology: Communication
  • Specialized multidisciplinary clinics: Dysphagia and Feeding Disturbance Clinic and Saliva Management Clinic
  • Mackay Centre School, a specialized of the English Montreal School Board school housed at the Mackay site
  • Camp Massawippi summer camp, a fully adapted residential summer camp located in the Eastern Townships
  • Camp Massawippi Day camp, a fully adapted day cam located at the MAB site
  • Viomax, a partner who offers adapted sports and day camp activities at the Mackay Site

To access services:

  • To be eligible for services, the child must be diagnosed with a disability specifically linked to motor impairment and report persistent and significant difficulties in executing life habits as a result of the motor impairment.
  • The referral source must include a copy of the medical report documenting the diagnosis along with all other pertinent medical or professional reports (occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, speech therapy) and the Request for Services Form (DSIE Form for professionals working within the Health and Social Services Network).
  • All documents must be sent to Admissions.

To make a request for services:
Service de l'accueil, évaluation, orientation (AEO)

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