Phone: 734-971-0277 Email:



Cornerstone Design, Inc. & MI Accessible Homes
210 Collingwood Dr., Suite 106
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 663-7580
Cornerstone Design provides creative, responsive architectural services for all types of projects. A particular specialty is universal design for people of all ages and abilities. Michigan Accessible Homes provides creative, responsive architectural services for home accessibility, universal design, and aging-in-place projects for people of all ages and abilities. Visit the website for FREE information and drawings on ramp design and construction. Firm principal, David Esau, AIA, also consults on accessibility issues through the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living.

Acupuncture, Herbs & Nutrition

Tree Town Acupuncture
2002 Hogback Rd, Suite 14
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 730-2341
Tree Town Acupuncture offers Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Nutrition Response Testing to assist people in restoring, improving and maintaining their health. Nationally certified, Eric Popp, MAc, Dipl Ac, Dipl CH, is dedicated to providing wholistic, compassionate, high quality care to help people manage a wide variety of health issues including acute and chronic pain, fatigue, headache and migraine, autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and diabetes, asthma, infertility, menopause symptoms, PMS and other gynecological disorders, depression, anxiety, insomnia, cancer support and stroke rehabilitation. For more information, please call or visit our website.


Michigan Ability Partners
3810 Packard, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 975-6880
Michigan Ability Partners is an Ann Arbor-based, non-profit human services agency that partners with people having disabilities related to mental health and substance addiction, offering a menu of services designed to promote self sufficiency in the areas of homeless recovery, employment, transitional and permanent housing, and financial services. MAP also owns a subsidiary, MAP HDC, LLC, that develops and operates affordable supported housing for people with disabilities in Washtenaw County.

Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
3498 E. Lansing Rd, Suite 100
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 333-2477
The Michigan Disability Rights Coalition: Your Partner in Building Freedom. MDRC is a statewide network of individuals and organizations that advance the issues of Michigan’s disability community through grassroots activism, public education and advocacy. MDRC works to build opportunities for people with disabilities so that we may live fully integrated lives within our chosen communities.

Arts & Entertainment

The Ark
316 S. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Office: (734) 761-1800
Hotline: (734) 761-1451
The Ark is a non-profit music venue located on Main Street in Ann Arbor between Liberty and William Streets. Founded in 1965, The Ark is dedicated to the presentation, preservation, and encouragement of folk, roots, and ethnic music.

The Ark is wheelchair-accessible and works to accommodate any special seating needs. Please note that the club doors open ½ hour before a performance. If someone in your party has a wheelchair or special seating needs, we recommend coming slightly earlier and ringing the doorbell located next to our front entry doors so we can seat your party prior to entry of the general public. This way we can assure adjacent seating for your friends and family.

Please call with any seating concerns or special needs at (734) 761-1800 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or email us at

Assistance Dogs

Paws With A Cause
4646 S. Division
Wayland, MI 49348
(800) 253-PAWS (7297)
Paws With A Cause trains assistance dogs nationally for people with disabilities and provides lifetime team support, which encourages independence. PAWS promotes awareness through education. For more information, please call us or visit our website.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Brain Injury Association of Michigan
7305 Grand River, Suite 100
Brighton, MI 48114-7379
(810) 229-5880
(800) 772-4323
The Brain Injury Association of Michigan is a non-profit organization that brings together people with brain injury, families, friends, and professionals to improve the quality of life for people living with brain injury.

More than 25 years ago, a group of concerned families, living with brain injury founded the Association to ensure that needed services and supports were available for people with brain injuries and their families. The Association is a chartered affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America.
Our mission is to enhance the lives of those affected by brain injury through education, advocacy, research, and local support groups; and to reduce the incidence of brain injury through prevention.

Eisenhower Center
3200 E. Eisenhower Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(800) 554-5543
Eisenhower Center provides neurorehabilitation services in a state-of-the-art residential setting. We assist our clients in reaching their fullest potential in an environment that combines hard work and commitment to treatment. Our services include a variety of recreational and therapeutic activities that encourage effective socialization and community integration.

Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers, Inc.
Corporate Offices/Treatment Center
5570 Whittaker Road (PO Box 970230)
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 482-1200
(800) 968-6644
Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers provides rehabilitation services to individuals who have experienced a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury. Rainbow’s continuum of care allows individuals with injuries to achieve their highest potential in the least restrictive, most independent setting possible. Our professional, specially trained staff consistently provides understanding, supportive and progressive rehabilitation at every stage of the recovery process. Residential, day treatment and outpatient services are available for adults and children in locations throughout Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties in addition to home and community based services through Rainbow’s Functional Recovery division.

ResCare Premier
Residential Rehabilitation Continuum
(734) 439-8672
ResCare Premier’s Residential Rehabilitation Continuum is dedicated solely to the treatment of individuals with acquired brain injury. Our Comprehensive Continuum offers affordable services that foster exceptional outcomes for persons with intensive rehabilitation needs and for individuals with behavioral issues.

The Residential Rehabilitation Continuum incorporates traditional therapies into functional, community-based skill training. It is specifically designed to provide the concentrated life skills training so vital to regaining autonomy and re-establishing quality, productive lifestyles.
Individuals may be admitted to any program along the Continuum. Our Continuum allows individuals to transition to more independent settings, stop along the way to fully integrate newly acquired skills, or step back to practice challenging tasks. This continuity ensures that progress is never interrupted.

Special Tree Rehabilitation System
39000 Chase Street
Romulus, MI 48174
(800) 648-6885
Special Tree is one of the Midwest’s leading neurorehabilitation providers for persons with brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other disabilities. Now celebrating 35 years, Special Tree offers a full range of care for adults and children including inpatient, outpatient, and residential services at 25 Michigan locations. With a person-centered approach to healing and recovery, Special Tree has achieved accreditation from CARF and the Joint Commission as well as recognition from the Michigan Quality Council.

Case Management

Kalous Case Managment
33006 West 7 Mile Rd., Suite 115
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: (313) 505-5920
Fax: (734) 378-4053
Kalous Case Management is an independently-owned and -operated Case Management and Rehabilitation consulting service. Michelle Kalous, RN with more than 25 years experience as a registered nurse and more than 10 years providing services to clients with spinal cord and head injuries, acquired the business in 2008. Established in 2000 Kalous Case Management provides professional, personalized advocacy for individuals who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents. With extensive expertise in rehabilitation and solid relationships with providers and payers, Kalous Case Management. is able to obtain those necessary services and products that assist individuals to experience the most independent, quality life possible. Personalized advocacy remains the foundation of the company.

Driving Aids and Services

General Motors Mobility Program with OnStar
P.O. Box 5053
Troy, MI 48007
(800) 323-9935
(800) 833-9935 TTY
General Motors is dedicated to making automotive transportation easier and more accessible for people with special needs. Through the GM Mobility Reimbursement Program, customers can get up to $1,000 reimbursement ($1,200 on Chevy Express and GMC Savana) PLUS two extra years of OnStar standard service when eligible adaptive equipment is installed on a new, eligible GM vehicle. OnStar is the safety and security system created to help protect you on the road. To qualify, vehicle must be adapted and a claim submitted within 12 months of the date of vehicle purchase/lease. To learn more, please call 1-800-323-9935 or visit

Advantage Mobility Outfitters
3990 Second St.
Wayne, MI 48184
(800) 990-8267
Advantage Mobility Outfitters provides high quality sales and service of new and used vehicles and modifications such as wheelchair and scooter lifts, hand controls, raised roofs and doors, and more. With many options to meet your needs, Advantage develops custom mobility solutions for all types and brands of vans, cars, and RVs. We offer pick-up and delivery service, and a mobile repair unit that can be dispatched right to your home or business. With top-notch sales, service, and repair, Advantage has served the Ann Arbor and Metro-Detroit communities for more than 25 years.

1965 East Avis
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(866) 885-8267
(248) 616-3004
Since 1986, the personnel at MobilityWorks have been dedicated to satisfying the transportation needs of active people with wheelchairs and scooters. By representing the best equipment in the industry, the sales consultants and technicians work to find the best long-term solution for our customers. MobilityWorks offers consultive fitting, extensive new and used vehicle inventories, 5000 sq. ft. indoor showroom, financing options, 24-hour help line support, vehicle rentals, customer lounge, and trade-in availability for current adapted van owners.

Durable Medical Equipment

Fusion Medical
1607 Prairie Street
Essexville, MI 48732
(866) My-Fusion
Fusion Medical is not just a medical supply company; it is a multi-level RESOURCE for people with spinal cord injuries. When you become part of the Fusion network, you will find new opportunities geared toward health, family, and fun. Fusion Medical’s family of collaborative organizations will keep you informed of community events, SCI seminars, adaptive sporting events, and innovative new products. In the process, we will provide you with the products you need, when you need them, hassle-free. At Fusion Medical, we focus on providing resources for the active lives of our customers, so that our customers can Focus On Living.

Spartan Medical
50762 Kiawah Trail
Mattawan, MI 49071
Phone: (866) 894-5118
Fax: (269) 668-9127
Spartan Medical Supply is not only a medical supply company but an all-in-one resource for those with physical disabilities. We are owned by, staffed by, and serve individuals with physical impairments. So not only can you rely on us for unsurpassed value and service, but also as a life resource for your recreational needs. This includes adaptive equipment for hunting, fishing, basketball and many other wheelchair sports.

Quality Home Medical Equipment, Inc.
273 Manufactures Drive
Westland, MI 48186
Phone: (734) 721-4821
Fax: (734) 721-9866
Quality Home Medical Equipment Inc. is a new, family-owned company that is dedicated to providing our clients with prompt, professional care and assisting with all your home care needs. We offer a range of products including hospital beds, patient lifts, ambulatory aides, bathroom accessories and scooters. We specialize in wheelchairs – manual, power and standing chairs – with great emphasis on patients’ specific needs. Our seating and mobility specialist has over 10 years of experience, and we also have certified delivery techs and a caring reimbursement specialist. We offer delivery, set up and instruction in your home and a superior repair service for most equipment.

Wright & Filippis
3330 Washtenaw
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(800) 482-0222
For more than 60 years, Wright & Filippis has been a leader in prosthetics, orthotics, home medical equipment, respiratory care, medical supplies, and barrier-free design. Their reputation for providing superior customer service has enabled Wright & Filippis to build the Midwest’s largest full-service company specializing in total physical rehabilitation. With everything from portable oxygen and hospital beds to diabetic supplies and wheelchair lifts, Wright & Filippis provides Michigan’s largest selection of home medical products and services.


Disability Awareness Workshop
The Disability Awareness Workshop is a one-day program to teach 4th graders an empathetic understanding of physical, developmental, and learning disabilities.  The hands-on-activity based program is designed to help student’s understand how difficult and complex daily living can be for individuals with disabilities.  At the same time, the workshop’s,  “I Can”, message challenges cultural stereotypes that marginalize people with disabilities.  Where others see adversity, challenge and problems we see opportunities, possibilities and potential.  The workshops help to build a culture of understanding that is invaluable, with the goal to learn, through experience.  Students learn that given the right tools and adaptations individuals with disabilities can accomplish everyday tasks, be successful and live happy lives.

EMU Disability Resource Center
Division of Academic Affairs
Office of Retention and Student Success
Eastern Michigan University
Student Center (Suite 240)
900 Oakwood Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Telephone/TTY: (734) 487-2470
The Students with Disabilities Office ensures that students with disabilities receive the accommodations they need for equal access in the classroom and participate in extracurricular activities, conducts educational programs for faculty, staff, and students that promote access and inclusion, and advocates for changes in policies and procedures that make the University a more welcoming and accessible environment for everyone.

U of M Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
G-664 Haven Hall
505 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045
(734) 763-3000
SSD provides services to students with visual, mobility, or hearing impairments, learning or psychological disabilities, and chronic health problems. SSD helps facilitate such services as accessible campus transportation, adaptive technology, and sign language and oral interpreting. All services are free of charge.

SSD staff is available to answer questions and provide referrals concerning admission, registration, services available, financial aid, etc., before and during enrollment at the University. In addition, SSD can help assess the need for modified housing, attendants, transportation, classroom accommodations, and adaptive equipment.

Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD)
1819 S. Wagner
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1406
(734) 994-8100
Washtenaw Intermediate School District coordinates/delivers programs/services to support continuous improvement of student achievement in the school districts of Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Lincoln, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Whitmore Lake, Willow Run, Ypsilanti, and public school academies. Guided by Washtenaw County Common Expectations for Student Learning, this regional educational service agency:

  • Provides school improvement consultation, assessment/ curriculum/ instruction assistance.
  • Offers the latest educational training.
  • Provides consultant/research assistance and resources.
  • Coordinates programs/services too expensive or specialized for one school district to operate.
  • Performs regulatory functions for the Michigan Department of Education.
  • Coordinates/supports services for students with special needs from birth through age 26.

Employment & Vocational Rehabilitation

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
3810 Packard, Suite 170
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 677-1125
MDHHS-MRS is a state- and federally-funded program that partners with persons with disabilities in preparing for, finding and maintaining employment. The mission of Michigan Rehabilitation Services is to partner with individuals with disabilities and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for persons with disabilities. There are MDHHS-MRS offices located throughout the state.


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
P.O. Box 440
Southfield, MI 48037
TTY/TDD 800-579-0235
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit organization, provides and administers health benefits to nearly 4.7 million members residing in Michigan in addition to members of Michigan headquartered groups who reside outside the state. With a unique mission aimed at making quality health care accessible to all Michigan residents, BCBSM accepts everyone for coverage, and works with providers and hospitals to improve the quality of health services to provide insurance to the people who need it most. This mission allows us to focus our efforts on giving back to the state we call home by improving the health of Michigan families through supporting:

  • More than 40 free clinics across the state that offer low- or no-cost health or dental care to more than 90,000 uninsured Michigan residents.
  • Michigan’s MIChild program to help more than 30,000 children in Michigan receive medical and dental care.

We offer a broad variety of plans including: Traditional Blue Cross Blue Shield; Blue Preferred, Community Blue and Healthy Blue Incentives PPOs; Blue Care Network HMO; BCN Healthy Blue Living; Flexible Blue plans compatible with health savings accounts; Medicare Advantage; Part D Prescription Drug plan; and MyBlue products in the under-age-65 individual market. BCBSM offers dental, vision and hearing plans.

BCBSM is a proud recipient of the US Business Leadership Network’s 2009 Lead Employer of the Year award. We were recognized for exemplifying best practices in hiring, retaining and advancing workers with disabilities, and partnering with other employers to initiate, establish and expand opportunities for employees with disabilities in the workplace.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is a nonprofit corporation and independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Hearing Aids

Concord Center
2900 South State St., Suite R-6
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 663-2915
At HearUSA, with more than 180 company-owned centers in 10 states, hearing health care is treated with the respect found in any medical environment. All of the centers have licensed professionals on staff, utilizing advanced computerized testing equipment to ensure that each patient receives accurate testing and optimum hearing aid fit and performance. HearUSA offers the latest innovations in hearing aids in all sizes and levels of technology to meet your hearing needs and budget. HearUSA also provides a warranty on all hearing aids, attractive financing options and hearing education classes.

Home Health & Personal Assistance

Acclaim Private Home Care, Inc.
3408 Miller Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone: (269) 342-7360
Fax: (269) 342-7361
Our mission is to provide the highest attainable quality of compassionate health care in a home environment. Acclaim Private Home Care, Inc. works closely with people with disabilities, their families, physicians, case managers, and discharge planners, to ensure a smooth transition to their home. We believe a total care holistic approach, addressing the person’s medical and psychological well being.

We take great pride in the stringent screening, hiring, orientation, and training of our staff members (nurses, rehab aides and therapist). All of our employees are:

  • Trained for Total Quality
  • Thoroughly Screened and Oriented
  • Tested for Skills and Competency
  • Trained to use a Multi-Disciplinary Approach in Home Care
  • Team Leaders have a minimum of one year hands-on experience and any new rehab aide receive a minimum of 100 hours of hands-on spinal cord and/or brain injury training prior to being assigned.

We customize our services to best fit your SCI home care needs.

Phone: 877-654-4144
Each of our patients, and their families, receive the customized care and service they deserve. We deliver unmatched care based upon the needs, injuries and preferences of each of our patients. Your recovery is our challenge. We challenge boundaries/limitations (real or imaginary) to assure our patient’s are achieving their recovery goals. We provide 4 – 24 hour a day of personalized care. Your care, and service, is overseen by a Clinical Director and our President. We provide and help coordinate Case Management, Physical & Occupational Therapies, Nursing, CNAs, Medical Equipment & Supplies, and Transportation. Call and learn why we believe your care is our calling.

AdvisaCare has been serving patients, and their families, throughout Michigan since 1997.

Aegis Health Perspectives, Inc. /Aegis Life Care, LLC
20270 Middlebelt Road, Suite 1
Livonia, MI 48152
(248) 615-1730
Private duty home care programs: Spinal Cord Injury, rehabilitation, therapeutic ultrasound treatments, ventilator care, intravenous infusion therapy. Disciplines: RN, LPN, High Tech HHAs, CNAs PT, OT. Coverage guaranteed for 24-hour cases. Care from 1 hour to 24 hours/ 7 days/week. RN-owned and operated since 1999. Care may range from minimal assistance with personal care to highly technical and specialized nursing support.

Coverage Areas: Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Genesee, Lapeer counties.

Membership: Michigan Home Health Association, Rehabilitation Insurance Nurses Consortium, Case Management Society of America, Spinal Cord Nurse Association, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Area Agency on Aging 1-B
Livingston/Washtenaw County Access Office
3550 Liberty Road, Suite 2
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(800) 852-7795
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B), a nonprofit organization, offers support, resources, services and information to assist older adults, persons with disabilities or their caregiver. Trained resource specialists will answer questions and connect individuals to more than 5,000 services and providers in southeast Michigan. The mission of the agency is to help older adults and persons with disabilities remain living in their homes or chosen place of residence for as long as possible. The AAA 1-B serves the counties of Washtenaw, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw.

Chelsea Rehab, Chelsea Community Hospital
775 S. Main St.
Chelsea, MI 48118
(734) 475-4102
Chelsea Rehab specializes in the inpatient and outpatient treatment of people who have had a stroke or traumatic brain injury, as well as patients with orthopedic, musculo-skeletal and other neurological disorders. Comprehensive outpatient programs for people with hand injuries, sports injuries, orthopedic conditions and spinal disorders are provided by Occupational and Physical Therapists in the CCH Wellness Center (734-475-3947).

Community Residence Corporation
1851 Washtenaw
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 482-3300
CRC’s mission is to provide people with disabilities living options, life choices and control of their futures through Supervised Living in licensed group homes with 24-hour staffing; or Supported Living in the customer’s home providing support based on individual need.

Community Living Network (our subsidiary) is a Fiscal Intermediary, which provides individuals self-control over their lives and budgets. Customers hire and employ their support staff and CLN is the payroll service producing paychecks and paying employment taxes. Each customer receives monthly statements regarding their financial activity. This service is available in Washtenaw, Jackson, Hillsdale, Livingston, Macomb, and St. Clair Counties.

Glacier Hills Home Care
3909 Research Park Dr., Suite 600
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 769-5758
Medicare certified and CHAP accredited home health care agency provides a comprehensive range of quality care services, including skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, medical social work, medication set-up and education, and personal care management of acute and chronic illnesses. Private duty nursing oversight includes initial assessment and supervisory visits of home health aides.

Fee: Private Pay, Medicare, other insurance.

ResCare HomeCare (formerly First Choice)
(800) 548-3467
Who We Are: First Choice is a 24-hour live-in homecare agency exclusively providing live-in care to the elderly and people with special needs.

Our Mission: Is to support and provide a professional, compassionate live-in program to individuals who choose to receive care in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own home.

For the recovering and elderly, our caregivers provide:

  • Personal Assistance
  • Medication Reminders
  • Companionship and Conversation
  • Nutritional Meal Preparation
  • Every Day Living

Silver Maples of Chelsea
100 Silver Maples Drive I
Chelsea, MI 48118
(734) 475-4111
Silver Maples of Chelsea is a well-designed, comfortably-sized retirement community that offers independent residential-style living and licensed assisted living accommodations, with a continuum of care for Skilled Nursing and Memory Care on a priority access basis through our sponsor. Silver Maples was founded in 1997 with a goal of addressing the needs of individuals 60 years or better, by developing a community that will enrich their lives through opportunities, wellness and will provided caring assistance when needed.

University of Michigan Home Care Services – Michigan Visiting Care
2850 S. Industrial Highway, Suite 75
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(800) 842-5504
Michigan Visiting Care services include both medical and non-medical care in the home. We believe in an individualized and integrated approach in determining the desired level of care for each client. This includes the patient, family members and one of our highly trained and educated Registered Nurse supervisors. By formulating an integrated and individualized plan of care, our staff is able to provide outstanding quality care to you the patient. Our services range between 4 hour shifts and 24-hour shifts.

Legal Services

Heberle & Finnegan, PLLC
2580 Craig Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 302-3233
(734) 302-3234 fax
Heberle & Finnegan, PLLC is an Ann Arbor law firm concentrating in plaintiffs’–side civil rights litigation. In the area of disability rights, the firm represents individuals, organizations and advocacy groups in cases brought to improve access to public accommodations, government facilities and services, housing, employment and education. The firm has successfully sued dozens of municipalities throughout Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania to require installation and retrofitting of curb ramps. In a recent settlement in a fair housing case in Canton township, the developers and the Township performed roughly $2,500,000.00 worth of retrofits to a large “New Urbanism” community and paid the plaintiffs more than $200,000.00 in damages and attorney fees. A similar case in Erie Pennsylvania caused a developer to build 80 new accessible apartment units.

Nacht & Associates, PC
David M. Blanchard
Attorney & Counselor at Law
101 North Main Street, Suite 555
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-7173
(734) 663-7550
Nacht & Associates is a full service law firm with a commitment to sticking up for individuals when they need it most. Our lawyers help workers confront disability discrimination head on and they advocate for individuals and groups on accommodation and medical leave issues. Other areas of practice include: employee rights and benefits, sexual harassment, commercial litigation, consumer protection, housing discrimination, landlord-tenant matters, and criminal defense.
From our home office in Ann Arbor, we serve clients throughout Michigan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit our website or contact an attorney at Nacht & Associates, PC, today.


Ann Arbor District Library
(734) 327-4200

Branch Locations:
Downtown Library: 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Malletts Creek: 3090 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Pittsfield: 2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Traverwood: 3333 Traverwood Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
West: 2503 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

The Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled @ AADL is located at 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104, (734) 327-4224,

AADL circulates books, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, audio books and art prints. Large-print books, low-vision aids, foreign-language books, and books for non-native readers of English are available. AADL offers a wide variety of programs, including lectures, panel discussions, musical events and public Internet classes. Internet access, word processing, research databases, and other software programs are also available at all AADL locations.

The WLBPD collection is housed in the Downtown AADL. This free service, available to Washtenaw County residents, loans books, magazines, and videos in alternative formats (recorded cassette, digital cartridge, Braille and descriptive video) to individuals of all ages who are certified as unable to read or use standard print materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations. This service is administered by the Ann Arbor District Library. Materials are shipped free to your home and are mailed back free to AADL.

AADL hours:
Mon. 10 am to 9 pm
Tues. – Fri. 9 am to 9 pm
Sat. 9 am to 6 pm; Sun. noon to 6 pm.

Life Coaching

Arete Coaching and Consulting, Inc.
3588 Plymouth Rd. #225
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2603
Phone: (734) 385-4317
Fax: (866) 730-7096
Coach Peg Ball — The Abilities Coach — helps others maximize their abilities while honoring their disabilities.

Through coaching you will:

  • Discover how to tap into helpful resources
  • Make the most of your assets and abilities
  • Embrace your potential for success
  • Become empowered to accomplish things that you never thought possible

Coaching helps you to take the necessary steps to make your dreams a reality!

Services include:

  • Health Coaching to achieve and maintain personal wellness.
  • Independent Living Coaching for those seeking greater independence and empowerment, transitioning wisely from high school to college, finding the right career or job, designing an optimal living environment, or meeting unique challenges posed by progressive disabilities like Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, or Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
  • Consultations in natural health alternatives and nutrition, assistive technology, and noninvasive ventilation alternatives.
  • Person Centered Planning, a unique and comprehensive approach to developing a life plan that is based on a person’s strengths and dreams.

Teleclasses and Group Coaching:

  • Breathe Easy – Coaching and information for respiratory challenges, including vent users
  • Able Amazons – Support group for lesbian or bisexual women with disabilities
    Coaching is primarily provided by phone, thus decreasing time, travel and access concerns for active, busy clients with disabilities or health challenges. Coach Peg has a Master’s in Social Work and is certified by the Coach Training Alliance of Boulder, CO.
    Call (734) 385-4317 for a free sample session!

Medical Services

University of Michigan Home Care Services – HomeMed
2850 S. Industrial Hwy., Suite 50
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 975-7441
(800) 862-2731
As a home infusion provider and licensed pharmacy, HomeMed provides a wide range of services to safely and effectively facilitate care to the patient in the convenience and comfort of his or her home.
Since 1989, we have been providing infusion medications, nutritional therapy, specialty drugs, high-tech in-home nursing and care management services throughout Michigan. Our core staff of skilled pharmacists, nurses and dietitians is among the most experienced clinicians in the area.
As a clinical service within the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS), HomeMed is committed to maintaining the institution’s tradition of leadership in health care.

Optical Services/Low Vision
Dr. Steven Bennett, F.A.A.O.
Certified Low Vision Specialist
2000 Green Road, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 930-2373
The specialty of Low Vision provides an improvement in vision through the use of state-of-the-art technology. Devices such as bioptic telescopes for driving, microscopic systems for reading and computer use, electronic vision systems and new LED lighted magnifiers allow our patients to maintain their independence. Our new Low Vision Resource Center has all these devices available to view. The general public can view them without appointment. We work with a team of professionals to provide our Low Vision patients with the best possible outcome to enhance their vision. We also work with our patients’ families to educate them and help them assist in the use of the devices. Our approach provides a warm and comfortable environment to achieve the most success.

For more information Please contact Sarah at (734) 930-2373.

W.K. Kellogg Eye Center
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 764-5106
Many people who struggle with low vision are not aware that there are ophthalmologists, optometrists, and rehabilitation specialists with special training in low vision. The Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation Services Team includes Dr. Donna Wicker, O.D., and Dr. Sherry Day, O.D., working cooperatively with our occupational therapist, Karen Murphy, OTR.

Because of our multi-disciplinary approach, the UM Kellogg Eye Center Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation Services Clinic can tailor its services to the unique needs of each individual. Our doctors monitor remaining vision closely, prescribing the corrective lenses that are best suited to each vision problem. Our occupational therapist works with patients, at home when possible, to make the home environment more useful to the patient. The low vision team teaches patients how to use adaptive devices and make better use of their remaining vision to assure they are functioning well in their daily lives.

University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center
2850 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite 400
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 973-2400
Since the first orthoses were fabricated in 1912, the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center has been providing comprehensive services to clients from the University of Michigan Health System and to clients referred directly by their physicians. A physician prescription is required for all services. Orthotists provide a full range of pre-fabricated and custom orthotic services. We also have a full range of soft good and post-mastectomy products in our “Personal Touch” program. Our pedorthists design, fabricate, fit and modify shoes and foot orthoses. And finally, our prosthetic team designs and fabricates a prosthesis that is most appropriate for individuals’ needs (both physiological and psychological). Please stop by and meet our ABC board-certified and registered staff members in our ABC and Joint Commissions-accredited facility.

Peer Support

All American Roll Models
4650 South Stein Road
Charlotte, MI 48813
Phone: (269) 998-1573
All American Roll Models is a not-for-profit corporation established to provide support services for individuals with physical disabilities. Our organization was formed in December 2008 by four individuals with spinal cord injuries. The All American Roll Model members have a vast amount of knowledge and experience in overcoming life’s challenges, and we want to share this with you. We also established this website so that we could be a valuable resource for people seeking assistance for someone know with a physical disability. Our website is available to anyone who wants to achieve success in their life, no matter what their circumstances may be. Join our organization and become part of a powerful movement that is sweeping across the country.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Each of our patients, and their families, receive the customized care and service they deserve. We deliver unmatched care based upon the needs, injuries and preferences of each of our patients. Your recovery is our challenge. We challenge boundaries/limitations (real or imaginary) to assure our patient’s are achieving their recovery goals. We provide 4 – 24 hour a day of personalized care. Your care, and service, is overseen by a Clinical Director and our President. We provide and help coordinate Case Management, Physical & Occupational Therapies, Nursing, CNAs, Medical Equipment & Supplies, and Transportation. Call and learn why we believe your care is our calling.
AdvisaCare has been serving patients, and their families, throughout Michigan since 1997.

Associates in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
5333 McAuley Drive, Suite 2009
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 712-0050
Fax: (734) 712-0055
Affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Health System, we are board-certified physicians providing comprehensive rehabilitation services across the continuum of care. We treat a wide range of disabling conditions, including back, work and sports injuries, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and pain. Offices in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Plymouth/Canton. EMG, Acupuncture, and IME services.

McCormick Rehabilitation Associates, Inc.
2380 Science Parkway, Suite 104 Box 763
Okemos, MI 48805-0763
Call Toll-Free: (800) 347-5870
McCormick Rehabilitation Associates has provided comprehensive Vocational Rehabilitation Services for more than 19 years in the Ann Arbor area and the majority of Mid-Michigan’s lower peninsula. Services include individualized vocational counseling, assessment, testing, job/worksite modifications, coordination of training, job seeking skills training, job development/job placement assistance, and small business planning. Fees for service are primarily covered by approval from Auto Insurance, Workers’ Compensation Insurance, and Long-Term Disability Insurance or through special arrangement/approval from Michigan Rehabilitation Services.

NuStep, Inc.
5111 Venture Dr. Ste. 1
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 769-3939
NuStep, Inc. now offers three models of our award-winning Recumbent Cross Trainers, including the all new T5XR and T5 models. It is the most versatile and accommodating exercise machine in the world today, and it can flexibly adapt to meet your personal fitness goals and needs. Every day, NuStep users of all body types and function levels experience the benefits of exercise, including improved fitness, renewed energy, and a restored sense of health and well-being. In the comfort of your own home, you can experience the freedom, independence and vitality that owning a NuStep Recumbent Cross Trainer offers to you and your family.

Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers, Inc.
Corporate Offices/Treatment Center
5570 Whittaker Road (PO Box 970230)
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 482-1200
(800) 968-6644
Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers provides rehabilitation services to individuals who have experienced a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury. Rainbow’s continuum of care allows individuals with injuries to achieve their highest potential in the least restrictive, most independent setting possible. Our professional, specially trained staff consistently provides understanding, supportive and progressive rehabilitation at every stage of the recovery process. Residential, day treatment and outpatient services are available for adults and children in locations throughout Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties in addition to home and community based services through Rainbow’s Functional Recovery division.

The Recovery Project
37650 Professional Center Drive
Suite 105A
Livonia, MI 48152
(734) 953-1745
The Recovery Project, with outpatient rehabilitation centers in Livonia and Macomb, Michigan provide Innovative treatments for individuals with spinal cord, brain Injury and other neurological injuries or diseases. In 2009 we added expertise LSVT@BIG – therapy for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. We utilize the highest qualified clinicians in the areas of physical and occupational therapy and personal training. Our clinics have state of the art equipment including: stim bikes, body supported treadmills, arm and leg ergometers, vitaglide, standing frames and various strengthening/resistive machines.

We offer the following recovery programs:

  • Traditional and High Intensity Therapy for SCI/TBI
  • Therapy for Individuals with Parkinson’s
  • General Orthopedic Therapy
  • Massage and Speech Therapy
  • Lifelong Fitness Programs

Therapy Services, Chelsea Community Hospital
775 S. Main St.
Chelsea, MI 48118
(734) 475-4102
Chelsea Community Hospital Therapy Services specializes in the inpatient and outpatient treatment of people who have had a stroke or traumatic brain injury, as well as patients with orthopedic, musculo-skeletal and other neurological disorders. Comprehensive outpatient programs for people with hand injuries, sports injuries, orthopedic conditions and spinal disorders are provided by Occupational and Physical Therapists in the Chelsea Wellness Center (734-475-3947).

Spinal Cord Injury Model System (SCIMS)
University of Michigan Health System
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
300 N. Ingalls Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5491
Phone: (734) 763-0971
Fax: (734) 936-5492
The University of Michigan’s Spinal Cord Injury Model System is a clinical care and research effort aimed at improving outcomes for individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI). Through SCIMS, in partnership with the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, UM is able to offer not only outstanding clinical services and cutting-edge research but also education and independent living services for consumers and their families. The UM Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has many certified physicians specializing in the medical care of individuals with SCI (the largest number of any hospital in Michigan). Please refer to our website for more information on clinical, research, and educational activities.

Pediatrics Clinic
University of Michigan Health System
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
325 E. Eisenhower Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-5744
Phone: (734) 936-7175
Fax: (734) 764-9439
The University of Michigan Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program provides both outpatient and inpatient services to children and adolescents with physically disabling conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brachial plexus injuries, amputations, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and muscular dystrophy through the comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation team of physicians, therapists, and psychologists.

The Spine Program
University of Michigan Health System
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
325 E. Eisenhower Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-5744
Phone: (734) 936-7175
Fax: (734) 764-9439
The University of Michigan Health System Spine Program is a multidisciplinary team of experts that strives to improve the health and productivity of individuals with spine disorders. The mission of the Spine Program is to become a national leader in spine care through synergy of excellence in clinical service, research and education; and to provide a comprehensive, patient-centered service that addresses the controllable factors influencing the health and productivity of persons with spine disorders. Numerous assessment and treatment options are offered to individuals with acute, subacute and chronic back disorders. These include diagnostic, general medicine, surgical and rehabilitation interventions, delivered by a team of physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and exercise specialists.

Recreation & Fitness

Ann Arbor YMCA
400 West Washington Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
(734) 996-9622
For people with special physical needs, the Ann Arbor YMCA offers a Sci-Fit Ergometer, four Nu-Steps, an elevated stretch bench and several weight training accessories that can be utilized from a seated position. Slower-paced exercise classes with seated options and one-on-one training options are also available. Our Aquatics Center features a zero-depth entry pool and a six-lane 25 yard lap pool, plus a portable lift for use with either pool. We have shower benches in our adult locker rooms and individual changing rooms for those needing assistance or wheelchair space. On-site parking, including handicap parking, is available for members.

Michigan Thunderbirds Wheelchair Sports
3941 Research Park Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 971-0277 x33
The Thunderbirds promote competitive sports opportunities for athletes with disabilities. We have an adult and two junior wheelchair basketball teams and are active in handcycling, waterskiing, and other sports. When not competing, the T-Birds put on basketball and hand-cycling demonstrations for school or community organizations. Players are available to speak about their daily experiences of living with a disability, emphasizing the benefits of active participation in sports and promoting recreation and well-being for all people including those with disabilities.
Contact Glen Ashlock at (734) 971-0277 x33 or

Transportation & Rentals

Ann Arbor Transportation Authority
2700 S. Industrial Hwy.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
The AATA provides safe, convenient and efficient public transportation services and specialized services for persons with disabilities and seniors in the greater Ann Arbor area. Bus route and schedule information is available by phone at (734) 996-0400 or (734) 973-6997 (TDD), at the AATA website: and in alternative formats by request. For information or an application for specialized service, call (734) 973-6500.

A-Ride (AATA)
A-Ride is a shared-ride, demand-response, public transportation service for individuals whose disability prevents them from riding the regular fixed-route buses. Trips are provided using lift-equipped vehicles and taxi cabs. A-Ride service is provided within 3/4 of a mile from regular fixed routes in the cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti plus Pittsfield, Superior and Ypsilanti townships. The fare is $2.50 per trip by advance reservation or $3.50 for same-day service, and can be paid with cash or pre-purchased scrip tickets. Applications for the A-Ride program are available on the AATA website:, by calling (734) 973-6500, or by visiting AATA’s main office at 2700 S. Industrial Hwy., or the Blake Transit Center, 331 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor.

Rehab Transportation
42180 Ford Rd, Ste 202
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 981-1480
(800) 306-6406
Rehab Transportation offers personalized, attentive and expert transportation for persons with special needs throughout Southeastern Michigan. Vehicles featuring hydraulic lifts with 800 lb. capacity, and 4-point tie-down with seat belts are available. We are also available to transport small groups including multiple wheelchairs. All drivers are professionally trained caregivers, so assistance with personal care tasks before and after transportation is also available. Insured and registered with the State of Michigan. Contact us for all your transportation needs.

705 N. Zeeb Road
Ann Arbor , MI 48103
RideConnect is a coordination center that provides individuals with information and referrals on available transportation options. This information is based on their needs in Washtenaw County and selected areas in Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland and Wayne Counties.
RideConnect also coordinates services among existing public, private, and non-profit transportation and human service transportation providers. RideConnect increases the effectiveness of the affordable, accessible, safe, reliable transportation options for residents of Washtenaw County.
Need a Ride?…we can connect you….call 1-866-977-9423 or visit us at and plan your trip…

Wheelchair Getaways
6005 Carscadden Way
Highland, MI 48357
(800) 887-7868
Wheelchair Getaways rents vans by the day, week, or month to persons with disabilities. Our vans include full-size conversion vans with raised-roof, raised-door, and side-door entry. Our minivans are equipped with a dropped floor, kneeling system, and power side-door ramp. All vans have tie downs for the wheelchair and tie downs for the chair user. Some of our vans are equipped with hand controls, power transfer seat for the driver and power doors.

Wheelchair Seating Services
Aquila Corporation
3827 Creekside Lane
Holmen, WI 54636
Aquila Corporation manufactures high-quality wheelchair cushion systems. Over the past 10 years, Aquila has custom-made more than 2,000 cushion systems for clients worldwide. Every cushion system is custom-made to each individual’s specific physical characteristics and health status for maximum effectiveness.

The Airpulse PK powered wheelchair cushion system was designed for those clients who currently have or are at high risk for pressure sores. Alternate cells are automatically inflated/deflated to the desired firmness on an adjustable timed cycle for pressure relief and increased circulation to help heal and prevent pressure sores.

University of Michigan Home Care Services – Wheelchair Seating Service
2850 S. Industrial Hwy., Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 971-8286
With over 40 years of experience and the most certified rehabilitation engineers in the state of Michigan, the University of Michigan Health System Wheelchair Seating Service is the leading provider of custom mobility products in the area.

From the initial evaluation to service after delivery, our priority is to provide the very best mobility product for each of our patients. Although our service offerings are considered premium, our cost is not. In most cases, our charges are close to or below other wheelchair providers.

Veterans Resources

The CIL has compiled resources for veterans here.

Youth Services

Youth Empowerment Project
202 E. Huron St, Suite 101
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) generates youth-powered solutionsTM to community and school issues. YEP hosts seven youth initiated and youth-led programs, including the Youth Senate and Youth On Board, that use five approaches to civic engagement: service-learning, decision making, community organizing, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.

Additional Resources

Employment Training & Community Services (ETCS) – A “multi-service organization that strives to bridge the activities between community economic development, workforce development, and community action.” For the consumer, assistance for small home repairs, low cost loans for home repairs, occasional emergency utilities assistance, rent assistance to prevent eviction, tax forclosure & emergency food vouchers can be found. Visit them at

Michigan Cerebral Palsy Resource Guides – Resources for individuals with Cerebral Palsy and their families living throughout Michigan. Visit the site at

Michigan State University Extension Office (MSUExt) – Their mission is to “help people improve their lives through an educational process that applies knowledge to critical needs, issues and opportunities.” They regularly offer classes and workshops on budgeting, parenting, and healthy living.

To find MSU extension office for your county of residence, visit their website at From that site, tap “Offices/Staff” in left hand bar under “INFORMATION….” At that point, you will see a listing of all the counties in the state. Simply tap on your county, and you will be directed to an activities calendar for your regional MSU office.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) – List of support groups and workshops for individuals and their families who may be experiencing mental illness.

Friends in Deed – Friends In Deed is an inter-faith volunteer organization that provides for needs of Washtenaw County residents that are not being met by other human service agencies. Friends In Deed provides information, referral, and screening services to congregations and agencies as well as resources to people in need. Program Contact Lines:
Help Line: 484-4357 (Monday-Friday 9:30-noon)
Furniture Line: 484-7607 (Tuesday-Friday 9:30-noon)