An integration counselor can be a cornerstone for people with SCI. They bring together all of the information collected during their own reintegration process, as well as that gleaned from working with people with spinal cord injuries and various experts in the field, to help people with spinal cord injuries improve their lives. As such, they are an excellent source of information, staying up-to-date on everything related to spinal cord injury and the social integration of persons with disabilities.
Over the years, MEMO-Qc has adapted to the needs of its members, clients and partners, who may contact our office at any time to receive services or participate in our activities. Calling the MEMO-Qc office is also an excellent way to learn about the different government programs, community resources, and activities for people living with a disability. If we can not respond directly to requests, we will find the appropriate information and direct them to the proper source. The information and referral services are open from 8:30 to 4:30, Monday to Friday, 50 weeks a year. People living outside the Montreal region can reach us using our toll-free number: 1-800-341-7272. It is also possible to reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website contains a large amount of useful information for people with spinal cord injuries and their relatives in the “Interests” section.
Here are the topics for which we receive most of our inquiries:
o Issues relating to special needs housing
o Issues relating to the vehicle adaptation program or PAD (the Residential Adaptation Program)
o Issues relating to technical aids (wheelchairs, scooters, etc.)
Beyond rehabilitation and social integration, MEMO-Qc remains a preferred resource by clients with SCI, even many years after their injury.
MEMO-Qc provides support services for rehabilitation and social integration throughout all of the phases of rehabilitation. It goes without saying that professional services and psychological support are essential to withstand the test of trauma and to equip the newly injured patient in their integration process.