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Vocational Rehab Services for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Vocational rehabilitation services help patients successfully return to employment after a spinal cord injury.

Mary Free Bed works with Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS), a government agency whose mission is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve employment and self-sufficiency. An MRS on-site rehabilitation counselor is available at Mary Free Bed two days a week.

A spinal cord injury patient is eligible to receive services from MRS's on-site rehabilitation counselor at Mary Free Bed if:

  • They are a Mary Free Bed spinal cord injury inpatient or outpatient
  • Have a disability that prevents him or her from returning to previous employment
  • If the disability prevents him or her from entering the job market

MRS provides skill training, job placement, job coaching, assistive technology, transportation, and much more to eligible patients. A referral can be made to the MRS counselor by anyone. However, most referrals are made by a member of the  therapy team or the attending physician

For spinal cord injury patients who are not patients of Mary Free Bed, please contact Michigan Rehabilitation Services for a listing of offices throughout the State at 1.800.605.6722 or 1.888.605.6722 (TTY).

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