Life may never be the same – find organizations dedicated to helping you make the most of life after a brain injury
We've compiled a list of resources to help you, your family, and others in your life deal with the effects of a traumatic brain injury.
We've covered educational research on brain and head injuries as well as resources and articles that can help you identify a TBI (traumatic brain injury), access local support groups, support for parents and schools (teachers and coaches), find a job after a TBI, and find an experienced TBI attorney if you are considering a lawsuit.
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Life After a Brain Injury
|Brain Line||Brain Line is a one-stop resource for those suffering from a traumatic brain injury, their families, and industry professionals. This site offers articles on dealing with depression and grief, caring for someone who has suffered a TBI, finding an attorney, and a resource directory by state. Anything you may need or questions you may have can likely be answered at Brain Line.|
|The Brain Injury Association of America||The BIAA offers resources for living with any level of brain injury from concussion to serious TBI. The BIAA also offers information on advocacy and government relations as well as an FAQ page that discusses financial options among other common questions.|
|Center for Parent Information and Resources||This site addresses children with all sorts of disabilities, including a great section on traumatic brain injury. They offer tips for parents and teachers on dealing with the injury in children.|
|The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability||The NCHPAD is dedicated to encouraging health and activity for those who are disabled. The site includes ample resources for both those suffering a brain injury and caregivers who are looking for ways to increase activity and inclusivity.|
|National Rehabilitation Information Center||After a TBI, it can be hard to know where to turn for employment. The NARIC supplies a list of employment opportunities for those that are disabled.|
|Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center||Helpful information for veterans and their families. It also points veterans to local offices that the DVBIC services.|
Research Organizations Focused on Brain Injuries
|Brain Trauma Foundation||The Brain Trauma Foundation focusses on researching the causes of TBI and formulating ways to prevent those injuries from taking place. Their site also features a tool to help brain injury sufferers from around the world find local support and resources to help them cope.|
|The NICHD||Concussions are hardly mild, and they can have severe consequences. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development shares important research involving general concussions, sports head injuries, and pediatric concussions.|
|The CDC's Heads Up Resource Center||Free resources on traumatic brain injuries and concussions including online courses for physicians and coaches, resources for raising awareness, graphics and customizable materials for school sports teams.|
|NINDS||The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke provides an overview of TBI including signs of a brain injury, possible treatment, and prognosis.|
Brain Injury Resources in Your State
|Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado||Offers support for adults and children suffering from traumatic brain injuries. Includes information on recreational groups, support groups, and therapeutic classes across Colorado.|
|Colorado Support Groups||Bainandspinalcord.org offer contact information for TBI support groups in many of Colorado's major cities.|
|Brain Injury Association of Florida||This organization assists individuals who have suffered debilitating brain injuries and is the only statewide non-profit organization devoted to doing so. They also help families who are having difficulty becoming caregivers, and provide necessary resources and information.|
|Florida Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center||This is a publicly-funded effort by the state of Florida aimed at providing resources, help and information for individuals and families affected by traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.|
|Central Florida Brain Injury Support Group||This is a grassroots effort by Marie-Terese Henderson, who has been chairperson of the board since 2007 and a TBI survivor for 19 years. The group meets once a month for socialization, educational speakers and to share community resources.|
|Navigate Life Texas||Features a comprehensive page dedicated to helping parents of children with TBI. They include information on rehabilitation options, living with TBI, and even how to acclimate your child back into school after an injury.|
|Texas Brain Injury Alliance||A nonprofit organization that provides important resources and information for survivors, including direct access to state offices and agencies that can help.|
|Enjuris Guide to Head and Brain Injuries in Texas||Overview of brain injuries and what to do if you think you may have a lawsuit|
- Guide to traumatic brain injuries
- Resources to help after a brain injury
- How to recognize a brain injury and what you should do about it
- Concussions and auto accidents
- Rehabilitation and therapy after a brain injury
- Second impact syndrome and sports injury lawsuits
- Legal guide to brain death
- What is CTE?
- A loss of oxygen can lead to an anoxic brain injury
- Can you recover costs for the accident that caused a brain bleed?
- What is the Traumatic Brain Injury Act?
- Understanding the Hidden Challenges of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
- What is the Glasgow Coma Scale?