Resources

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.

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

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Buckfire & Buckfire

Phone: (800) 606-1717

The lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire are lawyers with integrity representing people with serious injuries throughout the State of Michigan in auto, motorcycle, No-Fault and other catastrophic injury cases.

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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.

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Communities of Power
Phone: (800) 760-4600
Communities of Power is a source of information about issues of importance in Michigan’s Disability Community

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Disability Made Easy
Phone: (248) 569-1580
Disability Made Easy is a barrier-free residential home modification company.  We specialize in permanent and rental ramping, grab bar installation and barrier-free remodeling.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Michigan Auto Law 

Phone: (248) 353-7575

The attorneys of Michigan Auto Law focus exclusively on helping people injured in auto accidents throughout Michigan.

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Michigan Directory of Service Providers for Infants, Toddlers, and Students with Disabilities
The Michigan Directory of Service Providers for Infants, Toddlers, and Students with Disabilities is intended for parents, educators, and other service providers seeking resource information related to the educational needs of children, students, and clients.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pioneers for Peace
Phone: (313) 745-5053
The Pioneers for Peace program is an innovative violence prevention and awareness program. Pioneers for Peace members are all survivors of violence who have sustained a spinal cord injury, brain injury or another type of traumatic injury that resulted in a permanent disability. Each member views her or his disability not as a tragedy but rather as an opportunity to make a difference by becoming an advocate for violence prevention.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Stair Lifts
Offers consumers impartial advice about stairlifts.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
261 Mack Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 48201
Phone: (313) 745-9753

RIM Novi
42005 West Twelve Mile Road, Novi, Michigan, 48377
Phone: (248) 305-7575

Model SCI Systems of Care

University of Michigan Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System
Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 300 North Ingalls, Room NI2A09, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109
Phone: (734) 763-0971
Contact: Claire Z. Kalpakjian, PhD

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.

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

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