The Elsie S. Bellows Fund was established in 1995 to provide assistive technology equipment to financially needy individuals with disabilities. Earnings from the principal of this fund are allocated on an annual basis by United Cerebral Palsy to UCP of Metro Detroit/Michigan and other affiliates.

Assistive technology can play a major role in increasing the independence of individuals with disabilities. The Elsie S. Bellows Fund provides funds to UCP/Detroit-UCP/Michigan and other affiliates to purchase equipment.


Examples of eligible assistive technology may include:


  • Computer Equipment

  • Communication Devices

  • Hearing Aids

  • Wheelchairs

  • Lifts


Some Examples of Ineligible Assistive Technology

·        Automobiles

·        Evaluations or other Assistive Technology “services”

·        Furniture and appliances (that is not adapted)

·        Equipment to be placed at the UCP affiliate


To find out more information about the Bellows Fund and how to apply, call UCP Detroit (248) 557-5070 or UCPMichigan (517) 203-1200

Contact Us


United Cerebral Palsy of Metro Detroit

23077 Greenfield Rd.

Suite 205

Southfield, MI 48075


(248) 557-5070

(800) 827-4843

(248) 557-0224  (Fax)

The WIPA project is funded through  a cooperative agreement with the Social Security Administration and we developed this website at U.S. tax payer expense.

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