Peer Group Resources
Every month, the Minnesota spinal cord injury peer group meets. During these meetings we often discuss resources available for the community. The following web page is a repository of the products, resources, and services that we have gone over.
Kinetic Balance adaptive clothing
David Tarro is working with this company and can provide a discount to those interested in the adaptive clothing available. They are based in Europe and have adapted jackets, pants, and snow pants.
The GlideWear boxer shorts were recommended to prevent friction wounds. It is produced by Tamarac Habilitation Technology.
Fidlock Magnetic Clasps
These are clasps that some quads can use on clothing.
IZ Adaptive Clothing
Wide range of adapted clothing. The pants were recommended.
Billy's Adapted Shoes
Stylish shoes that have adapted options, including zippers and wider shoes.
These belts worked well for a lower-level quad.
Easy to put on jackets that cover upper and lower body.
Explained how a rope ratchet can be modified to make a device that easily pulls down pants.
Health Insurance and Services
CADI CDCS waiver self-directed plan (CDCS) may get less overall money but you can direct how the money gets spent including clothing or adaptive gear
Disability Hub MN
Disability Hub MN is a free statewide resource network that helps you solve problems, navigate the system and plan for your future. You'll discover options and tools for managing your health, your benefits, your work, your housing and more.
Electronic Visit Verification Stipend Program
As of October 31, 2023, workers can qualify for a one-time electronic visit verification (EVV) stipend of $200. The stipend is designed to offset the potential cost of using individual devices to access EVV systems.
HeadMouse replaces the standard computer mouse for people who cannot use or have limited use of their hands.
Eye tracking camera made for computer gaming, but has been used for other purposes..
Voice Interactive Controls (Voice Scan)
Option for secondary controls such as turn signals and headlights.