National Institute for Rehabilitation Engineering
The National Institute for Rehabilitation Engineering (NIRE) provides custom-made devices, training, and onsite services for severely handicapped individuals. The purpose of NIRE is to use today’s technology to help people with disabilities become more independent and self-sufficient in their everyday lives. The institute is an onsite technology training organization and research and development facility, and designs custom-made devices for handicapped persons who are trial-fitted, trained, counseled, and evaluated in the field. NIRE’s outreach programs provide most of their services and aids locally in schools, clinics, homes, and places of employment. Services are offered with a sliding fee scale, with nobody denied service based on inability to pay.