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23.7. Additional Programs or Resources

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

Assistive Technology of Michigan
47451 Avante Drive, Suite A, Wixom, Michigan, 48393
Phone: (248) 348-7161
Contact via email
Assistive Technology of Michigan provides comprehensive assistive technology services including on-site evaluations, custom design and development, equipment recommendations, equipment set-up and training, and follow-up

Attendant Care Services of Michigan
Phone: (586) 228-9991
Attendant Care Services of Michigan provides non medical home care. They specialize in Spinal Cord Injuries, Catastrophic and Hospice Care. Long term care or short term respite relief is available seven days-a-week, including holidays. Attendant Care Services of Michigan provides helpful and necessary services that reduce the difficult, time consuming, and often stressful aspects of personal home care.

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.

Don't Just Sit There Foundation
Phone: (248) 792-2293
The Scholarship Fund for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery, with the help of the Pioneers for Peace, selects individuals with spinal cord injuries from violence who are committed to their recovery and their community. Recipients train at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan's Center for SCI Recovery (CSCIR), three days per week/three hours per day, for up to one year.

Michigan ADAPT
Phone: (517) 337-3098
Contact: Laura Hall
Phone: (517) 333-1714
Contact: Bill Earle
ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.

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

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 Assistive Technology Loan Fund
Phone: (800) 828-2714
The Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund allows people with disabilities and seniors (or their family members) to purchase assistive technology devices or services, including modification of vehicles and homes. Loans may also cover cost of training to use the purchased equipment, warranties, and service agreements.

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.

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.

Michigan Employment Loan Fund
Phone: (800) 828-2714
The mission of the Michigan Employment Loan Fund is to reduce or eliminate barriers to employment through low-interest loans. Financial loans can be used to buy employment-related equipment and training to use the equipment.  Potential borrowers represent those interested in self-employment, those needing assistive devices to maintain, increase, or enhance employment, and those who require equipment to engage in telecommuting employment arrangements with an employer.

National Staffing and Home Care
Phone: (734) 449-9050
National Staffing and Home Care provides spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury home care including ventilator care for consumers Southeastern Michigan. They specialize in private duty care up to 24 hours per day/7 days per week.

Occupational Planning and Placement Inc.
PO Box #665, Boyne City, Michigan, 49712
Phone: (231) 582-2293
Contact: Adolph W. Cwik, MA, CRC, CCM, LBSW, LPC
Phone: (231) 590-6877
Certified Case Manager

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.

Project Freedom
Phone: (734) 240-2565
Free Loans of Equipment To Keep People Independent In Their Own Homes! Project Freedom is an organization funded by a grant from the Hospitalers Committee of Detroit Commandery No.1, Knights Templar, a Masonic organization. Project Freedom has an inventory of Lift-Aid 2000 home lifts and is making them available to eligible recipients throughout Michigan. There is no cost to the patient for the installation or use of the lift. All costs are covered by Project Freedom. When the patient no longer needs the lift, the unit will be removed, refurbished and made available to another family. To be eligible for this program, recipients must demonstrate that they would not otherwise be able to purchase the equipment because of insufficient insurance coverage and lack of financial resources.

The Frank Law Firm, PC
26645 WEST TWELVE MILE ROAD, Suite 207, SOUTHFIELD, Michigan, 48034
Phone: (248) 945-9100
Fax: (248) 945-9119
Contact via email
The specific focus of this practice lies in the areas of Michigan No-Fault insurance coverage, catastrophic accidents involving spinal cord and closed head injury victims, and in Probate Court actions to protect the legal rights of such persons.

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.

Walk The Line To SCI Recovery
Phone: (248) 691-4540
"Walk The Line"combines the expertise of physician directed training programs with experienced, knowledgeable certified trainers to help each client reach their goals for RECOVERY. "Walk The Line" is an exercise based recovery program.

Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports
Phone: 616.242.0351
If you're interested in wheelchair and adaptive sports, Mary Free Bed offers a variety of athletic programs for patients and community members. Those with mobility impairments can reap the same benefits of athletic activity and competition as the able-bodied enjoy. And, research proves that participating in sports and other recreation programs goes beyond the repair of the physical – athletic and leisure activities also have marked psychological and social advantages for people with disabilities.

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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