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Disability Health Resources
Find Healthy Programs – There are lots of programs in Michigan designed to help you better manage your health. Check out the different programs and find classes near you.
Get the most from visits to your health provider – Learn tips and skills to help you make the best use of your limited time with your health provider, in this brief webcast.
Federal Disability Resources – The US Department of Labor website is the national clearinghouse for disability-related information and resources.
Michigan Disability Resource Directory – This website details a wealth of disability resources in Michigan in the areas of employment, education, housing, transportation, health, benefits, technology, accessibility, programs and services, disability rights, and recreation.
Be Active – NCPAD is an information center concerned with physical activity and disability – because physical activity is for EVERY body!
- The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Tobacco Program provides resources to help you quit.
- Tobacco brochure on quitting smoking for people with disabilities and their health providers.
- The webinar Tobacco Use and People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities provides a broad overview of patterns of tobacco use, the effects of tobacco on this population, and existing resources for tobacco cessation.
Family-to-Family Health Education & Information Center – Family-to-Family's goal is to improve access to quality care and supports for children with special needs in their communities by empowering families.
Children's Special Health Care Services – CSHCS supports families and children with disabilities through a variety of services and programs.
- Women with disabilities need regular screening for breast cancer, too. Here you'll find basic information on breast cancer screening.
- The Michigan Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program provides free life-saving screening services for low-income women.
- Find an accessible mammography facility near you: Search for your county alphabetically.
- If you are an agency or organization that would like to access free promotional materials on breast cancer screening for women with physical disabilities, visit the 'Right to Know' campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Planning Accessible Meetings – This booklet, Accessible Information Exchange: Meeting on a Level Playing Field, describes how to plan meetings that are accessible to everyone.
Inclusive Image Library – Positive, active images of people with a variety of disabilities for your publications – free!
Michigan Talent Connect – the MITalent website provides information and resources for individuals with disabilities looking for employment.
Michigan Rehabilitation Services – MRS provides a wide range of services and supports including training, accommodation services, ADA consultations, and job seeking resources.
Guide to a Healthy Home – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services presents the Healthy Home Guide to help keep your home free of things that can cause health problems or injuries.
Financial assistance for home modifications – ElderCare Locator provides links to many potential sources of financial assistance for disability-related home modifications.
Rental Housing Rights – Overview of the rental rights of tenants with disabilities.
Assisted Living – among other resources, their website outlines Assisted Living Benefits for Veterans.
Planning to move? – Tips and advice on safely moving for seniors and people with disabilities.
The Affordable Care Act – How will the changes brought by the Affordable Care Act impact people with disabilities? What about the changes in access to Medicaid? Find out here.
Alliance for Medicaid Access – MDHHS
Medicaid – The Michigan Medicaid website outlines programs, the applications progress, and who to call for assistance.