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Daily Living Aids

Daily Living Aids can improve the quality of life and personal independence of persons living with a disability. They can make the impossible possible again and the difficult easier to deal with. Click through to view the details of any listing and to find contact information.

Pfiffikus Mundwerkzeuge – Mouth Sticks & Head Pointers For Independent Function

Pfiffikus Mundwerkzeuge Mouth Sticks and Head Pointers give people with loss of use of their upper extremities increased independence and function.

Active Hands – Gripping Aids For Holding All Types Objects

Active Hands make gripping aids that gently, yet firmly hold your hand into a gripping shape enabling you to hold tightly onto objects.

Howard’s Total Vise – Tools For Holding & Stabilizing Craft & Hobby Projects

Howard's Tool Vise manufactures holding & positioning devices which can be utilized by people with disabilities to stabilize craft & hobby projects.

Personal Cooling Device Distribution Program – Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America offers cooling vests and accessories for adults with multiple sclerosis and children diagnosed with pediatric MS.

Mealtime Partner Dining Systems – Assistive Robotic Dining Device

The Mealtime Partner Assistive Dining Device is a robotic eating aid that serves a wide variety of table foods that are normally eaten with a spoon or fork.

Choosing Eating and Drinking Equipment Guide From The Disabled Living Foundation

The Disabled Living Foundation has a user friendly online guide to Choosing Eating and Drinking Equipment for people with a disability.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

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