Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS)
Through MPAS’s Client Assistance Program (CAP), individuals with disabilities receive vocational rehabilitation services under the Rehabilitation Act.
Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC)
The Michigan DDC provides support to individuals with developmental disabilities. This may include assistance with adaptive technologies.
201 Townsend Street. Suite 120
Lansing, MI 48913
Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) Association of Michigan
The Association operates 16 AAA centers across Michigan to serve the state’s elderly population. These Agencies were established in every state by Congress almost four decades ago. They function as one-stop shops for information on programs, services, assisted living facilities and other aspects of life for older Americans.
6105 W. St. Joseph Hwy., Suite 204
Lansing, MI 48917
The Great Lakes ADA Center
The Great Lakes ADA Center’s mission is to increase awareness and knowledge with the ultimate goal of achieving voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is accomplished within targeted audiences through the provision of customized training, expert assistance, and dissemination of information developed by various sources, including the federal agencies responsible for enforcement of the ADA. We are not an enforcement or regulatory agency, but a helpful resource supporting the ADA’s mission to “make it possible for everyone with a disability to live a life of freedom and equality."
The University of Illinois at Chicago
Institute on Disability & Human Development (MC 728)
1640 West Roosevelt Road, Room 405
Chicago, IL 60608
Michigan Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRCs)
ADRCs around the nation are operated jointly by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the US Administration on Community Living. They provide a long list of services and other support to disabled individuals and senior citizens. Go through the location nearest you.
Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA)
For disabled US veterans who are Michigan residents, the state’s DMVA is your go-to resource for all sorts of services and support. If your impaired mobility is a result of or was made worse by military duty or VA care, you are entitled to financial help and other assistance. This often includes a disability grant to get you the wheelchair van or vehicle equipment and modifications you need.
3423 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Lansing, MI 48906
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC)
MDRC endeavors to create more opportunities for Michigan’s disabled population to integrate with and participate in their communities. It runs the Michigan Assistive Technology program to educate individuals on using such equipment and to help them acquire it. This is an important resource for information about your options for financial assistance.
3498 East Lake Lansing Road, Suite 100
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 333-2477 or (800) 760-4600
Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)
MRS wants to help the state’s disabled find and maintain employment. For many, this requires a handicapped-friendly van with which to seek jobs, attend interviews and, of course, get to work on a daily basis. If you’re in this situation, the agency may offer you a disability grant applicable toward a handicap van.
201 N. Washington Sq., 4th Floor
Lansing, MI 48933
Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
Through participation in policy-making procedures, overseeing Independent Living Centers and other actions, Michigan’s SILC strives to further the principles of independent living for aging state residents and those over the age of 18 who have a disability. Check in with them for advice on obtaining disability grants for a wheelchair van.
417 N. Seymour, Suite 10
Lansing, MI 48933