Midland Cerebral Palsy Resources

Care, Finance and Insurance

1. Health Care

Healthcare Centers
  • MidMichigan Health is a University of Michigan Health System affiliate with locations in Midland, Michigan that provides clinical services including primary care, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, emergency medicine, urgent care, radiology, diagnostic imaging, mental health, home care and hospice, inpatient rehabilitation, and long-term care. MidMichigan Health System is Midland’s primary health care provider, with hospitals in Alma, Clare, Gladwin, and Midland Michigan, as well as a number of medical offices throughout central Michigan’s cities. Below we’ll discuss MidMichigan Health’s neurology services in greater detail, but you can read about other MidMichigan Health programs and services through this page.
    • MidMichigan Health System’s Neuroscience Services encapsulate Back and Neck Pain, Brain Tumors and Abnormalities, Epilepsy and Seizures, Deep Brain Stimulation, Stroke, and more. These clinical services may be beneficial to those affected by traumatic birth injuries, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, and related conditions.
  • Midland, Michigan Cerebral Palsy ResourcesThe City of Midland Health Department’s Women & Children’s Services provide a range of confidential health care services for women, children, and families in and around Midland, Michigan. Below we’ll discuss some of the specific services that may be particularly beneficial to the Midland families affected by birth injuries, pregnancy, and cerebral palsy.
Speciality Services
  • Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS): Midland’s Children’s Special Health Care Services provide “family centered care coordination for children with chronic health conditions.” CSHCS covers a number of diagnoses related to birth injury, some of which include cerebral palsy (CP), epilepsy, respiratory issues, quadriplegia, sensorineural hearing loss, and more. CSHCS covers infant, pediatric, adolescent, and teen health care through the age of 21.
  • Hearing and Vision
  • Maternal Infant Health Program: The Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) is a home visiting program for pregnant women and infants on Medicaid. The team consists of nurses, social workers, and dietitians. Services include prenatal care assistance, transportation, education and referral (regarding pregnancy nutrition, healthy behaviors, infant nutrition and development, and more), developmental screening, emotional support, referral for birthing education and parenting classes, referrals to local community services, coordination of care and services, and more.
  • The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Lifestyle Resources

1. Education

2. Care

  • Compassionate Care is a family home health care company located in Midland, Michigan that provides respite services, therapy, personal care, companionship, and health care services.
  • MidMichigan Health’s Home Care services include home nursing, home medical equipment loan, home infusion, therapy, medication management, and telemedicine.
  • Great Lakes Home Care Unlimited, LLC is a Midland, Michigan home health care service organization that provides a range of supports and care for individuals with various special needs. Some of their specific programs and services are as follows:
    • RN Care and Case Management: This includes comprehensive care planning, IV therapy, trachea care, wound care, and more.
    • Pediatrics: Pediatric care services provide infant and child care through the age of 18. Staff members are familiar with infant and child CPR, tube feeding, trachea care, child seats, standing frames, grooming and hygiene needs, and more. Pediatrics staff members also provide respite care for parents with special needs children, long term care, short term care, 24-hour care, and extra care for mothers with C-sections.
    • Private Duty Nursing: This includes medication management, tube feedings, oral feedings, assessment of body functions, seizure assessment and care, range of motion exercises, and more.
    • HHA/CENA Care: This includes all hygiene care needs, home care needs, errands, and more.
    • Companion Care: This includes meal preparation, housekeeping, transportation, interaction, therapy, and more.

Organizations, Support and Awareness Information

1. Disability Organizations

  • The Disability Network of Mid-Michigan is a nonprofit disability organization located in Midland, Michigan. As a local chapter of the Disability Network, the Disability Network of Mid-Michigan aims to “change societal attitudes about people with disabilities, and to provide an environment where everyone, regardless of their abilities, can contribute to their communities based on their own interests, skills, and desires.” The Disability Network of Mid-Michigan offers a range of services and programs geared towards assisting people with disabilities and improving quality of life. Some of their many services include the following:
    • In-Home Services: These include laundry, meal prep, errands, appointments, transportation, time management, and related services.
    • Information and Referral: Information and referral services cover questions about disability, SSI/SSDI, Medicare and Medicaid, assistive technology, DHHS applications, basic needs, housing, and peer support.
    • Nursing Facility Transition: This service includes plan development, housing and home assistance, and support services.
    • Independent Living Supports
    • STAGES Youth Program: STAGES, short for Students in Transition Achieving their Goals Empowered and Self-Confident, focuses on helping young people with disabilities gain the skills necessary to succeed and live independently after they finish school. Some skill areas include citizenship, personal and relational skills, money management, health and safety, home living skills, community awareness, and employment preparation.
    • Vocational Preparation
    • Peer Groups and Mentoring
    • Advocacy: The Disability Network of Mid-Michigan offers individual and systems advocacy services.
    • Business Services include accessibility reviews, reasonable accommodations, and disability awareness training.
  • The Arc of Midland is a local Michigan chapter of the Arc of the United States, a nonprofit organization that promotes the well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities. The Arc of Midland has a number of programs and services that increase the inclusion and participation of disabled residents within their communities. The Arc of Midland helps individuals with autism, cerebral palsy (CP), intellectual disabilities, traumatic birth injuries, and other disabilities. Some of the many programs and services at the Arc of Midland include educational support and assistance, education planning, the “Count Me In” program, person-centered planning, publications, community meetings, community living supports, resource referral, dental services, awareness events, employment assistance, the Free Cell Phone program, Project Lifesaver, the Sharing Tree, the Arc Faith Group, financial support, camps, sibling support programs, sports and recreation, car donation, and more.
  • United Way of Midland County is a local chapter of the United Way Worldwide located in Midland, Michigan. This nonprofit organization aims to promote community well-being by creating opportunities, supporting health, increasing education, and supporting self-sufficiency.
  • Family & Children’s Services of Mid-Michigan (FCS) is a Midland, Michigan nonprofit agency that specializes in the treatment and support of families. Many of FCS’s services may benefit Midland, Michigan families affected by traumatic birth injuries, cerebral palsy, and developmental delays. Specific programs and services include Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy Services (counseling and parent preparation classes), Youth Services, Prevention Services, Addiction and Recovery Services, Counseling, and Employee Assistance Programs.

Treatment and Therapy Resources

1. Interdisciplinary Therapy Programs

  • Children’s Therapy Corner (CTC) provides therapeutic and rehabilitation services for children from birth through school age. The multidisciplinary rehabilitation team at Children’s Therapy Corner specializes in therapeutic services for children with sensory, physical, cognitive, and communication issues. Services and programs include Applied Behavioral Analysis, Aquatic Therapy, Autism, Feeding Difficulties, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, the P.L.A.Y. Project, Physical Therapy, Sandbox, Speech and Language Therapy, and Therapeutic listening. CTC has locations in Midland, Traverse City, and Lansing, Michigan.
  • MidMichigan Health System’s Inpatient Rehabilitation programs include bone, joint and muscle rehabilitation, back and neck pain, traumatic brain injury, multiple trauma, generalized weakness, neurological conditions, orthopedic conditions, head and spinal cord injury, rehabilitation for neurological disorders (such as cerebral palsy), therapy for pediatric conditions (such as autism, developmental delays, and cerebral palsy), pulmonary rehab, stroke rehab, swallowing disorders, and more. Types of therapy services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, animal-assisted therapy, recreational therapy, aquatic therapy, and manual therapy.
    • MidMichigan Health System offers outpatient rehabilitation services that stretch well beyond Midland, Michigan. Other locations include Alma, Clare, Edmore, Freeland, Gladwin, Harrison, Houghton Lake, Ithaca, and Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
  • Pediatric Therapy & Rehab Specialists is a Midland, Michigan rehabilitation center that provides comprehensive therapy services for patients with a range of needs. They have three locations in Midland, Michigan, and one location in Coleman, Michigan. Some of their many services include the following:
    • Physical Therapy
    • Orthopedic Rehabilitation 
    • Women’s Health 
    • Pediatric Rehabilitation: Pediatric rehabilitation services aim to treat movement disorders in children with conditions including developmental delays, cerebral palsy, abnormal movement patterns, medical conditions related to premature birth, orthopedic problems, torticollis, neurological disorders, brain injury, spinal and head injury, weakness, and more. The pediatric therapy team specializes in exercises that address movement, balance, strength, flexibility, coordination, and endurance.
    • Aquatic Therapy 
    • Vestibular Rehabilitation
    • Neurological Rehabilitation
    • Massage Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy 

2. Recreational Therapy

Animal Therapy
  • Exceptional Horseback Riders of Saginaw County provides therapeutic riding programs for individuals with disabilities. Many participants have ADD/ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, emotional disabilities, behavioral health problems, mental health problems, head trauma, traumatic brain injuries, learning disabilities, or speech impairments. The program is located in Freeland, a city near Midland, Michigan. To learn more, call (989) 274-5466 or email bennettmapleview@aol.com.
  • Tall in the Saddle is another Midland, Michigan equine-assisted therapy provider. To learn more about Tall in the Saddle, visit the program at 220 W. Ellsworth in Midland, Michigan, or call them at (989) 832-6641.
Aquatic Therapy
  • MidMichigan Health System’s Aquatic Therapy Services: MidMichigan Health System offers outpatient and transitional aquatic therapy programs in Midland, Michigan. Many patients have cerebral palsy, acute or chronic pain, head injuries, back problems, spinal cord injuries, and related issues. To learn more, visit their webpage here.

3. Behavioral and Emotional Counseling

MidMichigan Health System’s Mental Health Services provide inpatient and outpatient care for a range of mental health and behavioral disorders. Some specific programs include Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Schizophrenia, and more.

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