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About Us

At Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, our mission is to create opportunities and transform lives. We strive to be the leader in maximizing access to innovative services with exceptional results. This is at the heart of what we do every single day. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive rehabilitation for adolescents and adults with neurological dysfunction.

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Why the Name Origami?
Origami is the ancient art of paper folding. What begins as a one-dimensional sheet of paper is carefully crafted into a beautiful multi-dimensional piece of art. Following a life-changing injury, individuals and their families may feel defeated, flattened, and overwhelmed by the recovery journey. Like the detailed architecture of paper folding, Origami's specialized care and support bring shape and dimension back into these individuals' lives. At Origami, we support the individual and their family through each intricate detail and fold of the recovery journey to create opportunities and transform lives.

Origami is the art of paper folding. We all know this. This place takes people with brain injuries, and their families, who have been shattered, whose lives have been flattened, and makes them three-dimensional again.
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What Makes Origami Unique?

Origami brings experts together across disciplines to help individuals reach their rehabilitation goals. We use a unique approach and a network of community resources to meet the physical, social, spiritual, cognitive, and emotional needs of those who have sustained a neurological injury. We believe in creating opportunities for individuals, maximizing their recovery, and restoring quality of life and independence. Origami generates excellent clinical outcomes and remains on the cutting edge of neurological rehabilitation.


Recovery can be a challenging time. Our beautiful 35 acre campus has a therapeutic greenspace, woods, wetlands, paved walking trails, and a serene, natural environment that promotes healing.


Origami exclusively serves individuals with neurological conditions/diagnoses. We are committed to developing our expertise solely in this area. That's why our experts are Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS).

Personalized Care

While our facility and team continues to grow, our dedication to personalized care remains at the forefront. We offer access to major resources, while still giving individuals the personal experience they deserve. It’s not uncommon for everyone at Origami – from our maintenance and business team, to our therapy team – to know you and your family by name. Our top priority is helping you throughout the recovery process.

Medical Support

Origami's unique partnership with Michigan State University provides us with direct access to the latest rehabilitation trends, clinical research opportunities, and on-call physician support. In addition, our dedicated Medical Director with physiatry expertise oversees clinical care plans.

Vocational Support

Similar to our relationship with MSU, our access to the resources at Peckham, Inc. are unmatched in the area of employment. Peckham provides a wide range of opportunities such as supported employment, return to work skill building, job analysis, retraining, and placement.


Since 1997, we have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).  

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We understand the importance of partnering in care. In April 1997, Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center was founded as a unique alliance between two exceptional partners –  Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Peckham, Inc.

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