Here to Help

Below is a list of organizations we have assembled who are able to help with the special needs you may have.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology (AT) Xchange
Welcome to AT Xchange a new Michigan-based website where people can buy, sell or give away assistive technology (AT).

National Seating and Mobility
Phone: (248) 740-8858
National Seating & Mobility provides customized wheelchairs and adaptive seating systems for individuals who have been diagnosed as having permanent or long-term loss of mobility due to trauma, physical abnormality, structural defect or disease.

Barrier Free Modifications

Sun Medical Equipment Company
Phone: (248) 280-2020
Sun Medical Equipment Company is a medical equipment, supply, and barrier-free residential home modification company. We specialize in permanent and rental ramping, grab bar installation and barrier-free remodeling.

Disability Employment

Michigan AgrAbility
Phone: (800) 956-4106
Michigan AgrAbility helps people with disabilities employed in agriculture continue to farm and live independently.

Disabled Community Help

Michigan ADAPT
Phone: (616) 656-0356
Contact: Clark Goodrich
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real support instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.

Michigan Alliance for Families
Phone: (800) 552-4821
Michigan Alliance for Families provides information, support and education to families of children and adults with disabilities from birth to age 26 who are in the educational system.

Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC)
Phone: (517) 333-2477
MDRC is a state-wide network of individuals and organizations that advances the issues of Michigan’s disability community through grassroots activism, public education and advocacy.

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service
Phone: (800) 288-5923
People with disabilities have to deal with a wide variety of issues. We try to answer any questions you may have relating to disability. We have experience in the following areas: discrimination in education, employment, housing, and public places; abuse and neglect; Social Security benefits; Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance; housing; Vocational Rehabilitation; HIV/AIDS issues; and many other disability-related topics.

Funding

Michigan Telework Loan Fund
Phone: (800) 828-2714
The Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC) has established the TeleWork Loan Fund to help people with disabilities purchase equipment needed to work for an employer, or become self-employed, from home or at a telework center.

Trust Fund for Children with Special Needs
Phone: (517) 241-7420
The Trust Fund helps pay for services and projects for children with special health care needs not provided by other health care funds. The Fund helps with the purchase of equipment and services that promote optimal health, mobility, and development, enhancing the lives of children and their families.

Home Health Care

AmeriCare Medical, Inc.
Phone: (248) 288-2270
AmeriCare Medical, Incorporated is a comprehensive healthcare management company offering a total spectrum of BestCare outpatient and home healthcare programs and services that specializes in catastrophic care. AmeriCare’s visionary BestCare services are designed to satisfy every aspect pertaining to the needs of outpatients, home care patients and healthcare providers from nursing care in the warmth and comfort of your own home to pharmaceutical and home medical equipment needs.

AmeriStaff Nursing Services
Phone: (248) 288-2270
AmeriStaff Nursing Services provides home health services for private pay, auto accident, and workman’s compensation patients. Services available are companion care, help with ADL, PT/OT, and nursing.

Beaumont Affiliated OakMed Nursing and Rehabilitation
Phone: (248) 422-6600
OakMed Nursing and Rehabilitation is a Beaumont Hospital affiliated home health care company for patients with injuries stemming from an auto accident that were initially treated at a Beaumont hospital. Services available are help with ADL, PT/OT, and nursing.  These services are available even after hospital discharge.

Legal Help

Detroit Free Legal Aid Clinic
Phone: (313 833-0058
FLAC focuses on assisting victims of domestic abuse, elder abuse, or those who experience great barriers to justice. This organization is the only student run legal aid clinic in the nation staffed entirely by Wayne State University Law School students who provide legal services under the supervision of a licensed attorney.

State Bar of Michigan
Phone: (800) 968-0738
The State Bar of Michigan can help you find attorneys in your area to handle any type of legal issue you face. You can visit their legal resource center at http://lrs.michbar.org/

Medical Transportation

AmeriStaff Nursing Services
Phone: (248) 288-2270
AmeriStaff Nursing Services is a home health care company that also offers non-emergency medical transportation in Southeast Michigan.

Fare to Freedom
Phone: (855) 826-3873
Fare to Freedom is a non-emergency medical transportation company servicing Metro Detroit. Services include doctor visits, therapy, shopping trips, errands, social events and more. All drivers are trained in rehab therapy.

Primary Transportation
Phone: (248) 562-7680
Primary Transportation is a non-emergency medical transportation company servicing wheelchair and ambulatory patients. Our commitment is to provide professional, safe and reliable assisted passenger transportation.

Pharmaceuticals

Rx IV Infusion Pharmacy
Phone: (248) 435-9400
Rx IV Infusion Pharmacy offers specialty drugs that are administered through IV. They offer compounding medication services, and other specialty needed pharmaceuticals.

Kay Pharmacy
Phone: (616) 361-7319
They bring a family tradition dating back to 1945 and spanning four generations of service. They offer full pharmaceutical services and some medical equipment.

Recreation

Challenge Mountain
Phone: (231) 535-2141
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the physically impaired, mentally challenged, and at risk youth achieve their maximum potential through outdoor therapeutic recreation.

Wheelchair Hockey League (WCHL)
Phone: (519) 250-7274
Contact: Commissioner Chris Lemieux
The purpose of this league is to provide an appropriate means for persons in wheelchairs to have the opportunity to play hockey, and have the chance to engage in the competition and excitement of the sport. Our League includes players in manual and electric wheelchairs.

Rehabilitation

Rainbow Rehabilitation
Phone: (800) 968-6644
Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers encourages persons with spinal cord injuries to progress to the highest level of independence using our interdisciplinary team approach and comprehensive therapies.

The Recovery Project
Phone: (855) 877-1944
The Recovery Project provides aggressive neurological rehab specializing in Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury. Programs include High Intensity Therapy, Therapy for Parkinson’s, Fall Prevention/ Balance, Vestibular Rehab, Redcord, Occupational Therapy and Massage Therapy.

STAR
Phone: (810) 344-9810
Strength, Training and Recovery (STAR) Rehabilitation is an integrative program in a 225,000 sq.ft. community-based accessible health club offering Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Massage Therapy, Mentoring, Nutritional Counseling, Adaptive Sport Training, and Aquatic Therapy.

Walk the Line to SCI Recovery
Phone: (248) 827-1100
Walk the Line to SCI Recovery is an exercise based spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury recovery program. Our experienced team works with clients to develop and create individual recovery programs designed to activate muscles and nerves below the level of injury.

Beaumont Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (800) 633-7377
Beaumont offers rehabilitation services at more than 30 locations throughout Southeast Michigan. Whether you want to return to the golf course or recover from cancer treatment, they develop a personalized therapy plan.

 

State Disability Services

Michigan Disability Resource Directory
directory to help individuals and families locate disability services in an easy-to-use resource directory.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (800) 292-4200
The mission of Michigan Rehabilitation Services is to assist individuals with disabilities into employment and self-sufficiency.

Useful Links

Understanding Spinal Cord Injury

Michigan Sports Unlimited

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA)

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

The Mike Utley Foundation

The Paralyzed Veterans of America: Michigan Chapter

The Paralyzed Veterans of America

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Michigan Disability Rights Coalition

Disability Network of Michigan

Henry Ford Health System

Michigan Commission on Disability Concerns

Michigan Rehabilitation Services

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

University of Michigan, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Wayne State University Developmental Disabilities Institute

UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)

Argo Medical Technologies Ltd (Re-Walk)

Carecure Community

International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD)

in particular: http://icord.org/documents/iccp-clinical-trials-information/

International Society for Stem Cell Research

in particular: http://www.isscr.org/clinical_trans/patient_handbook.html

Alternative Therapies for Spinal Cord Injury

Clinical Trials – National Institutes of Health

National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – National Institutes of Health

SCI Information Pages

Spinal Cord Injury Peer Support

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

Paralinks – Wheelchair Nation

The Disability Rag

Still Not A Member?
Our online resources and recommended websites are only a portion of what the MSCIA can offer you. For access to our Membership Directory, which includes fellow non-profit organizations, hospitals, corporations, physicians, rehabilitation facilities and other contacts all conveniently located throughout the state of Michigan, please consider signing up as a member. You will have immediate admittance to our expansive list of contacts and resources that are all readily available to you at the click of a button.