Initial Resources – Brain Injury Association of America

Brain Injury Basics

“Brain injury is unpredictable in its consequences. Brain injury affects who we are and the way we think, act, and feel. It can change everything about us in a matter of seconds. The most important things to remember are:

  • A person with a brain injury is a person first.
  • No two brain injuries are exactly the same.
  • The effects of a brain injury are complex and vary greatly from person to person.
  • The effects of a brain injury depend on such factors as cause, location, and severity.”

(Text directly from The Brain Injury Association of America website. Click “Learn More” to visit the site in a new tab).

Adults: What to Expect

“Living with a brain injury can require a range of resources, strategies, and supports, the range of which can be tremendous. Support needs may extend long after inpatient treatment has come to an end. This section is dedicated to providing information about the supports and resources that are available and necessary to people with brain injury and their family members assisting them as they return home.”

(Text directly from The Brain Injury Association of America website. Click “Learn More” to visit the site in a new tab).

Children: What to Expect

“While the symptoms of a brain injury in children are similar to those experienced by adults, the functional impact can be very different. Children are not little adults; the brain of a child is still developing. The cognitive impairments of children with brain injury may not be immediately obvious after the injury, but may become apparent as the child gets older. These implications can create lifetime challenges for living and learning for children, their families, schools, and communities. In this section, you will find various resources for dealing with the most common implications of brain injury in children.”

(Text directly from The Brain Injury Association of America website. Click “Learn More” to visit the site in a new tab).

Organizations

LoveYourBrain

We are a growing family of like-minded individuals who believe that the brain is our most important piece of equipment.

Outdoor Mindset

The Outdoor Mindset Community is available for anyone that shares our passion for the outdoors and has been affected by a neurological challenge. Join OM to connect with the Community, participate in our programs, gain access to special events, participate in exclusive giveaways, access discounts & perks, and more.

BrainLine

Information and resources about treating and living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and PTSD: research-based articles, videos, personal stories, expert Q&A, research updates and more for people living with brain injury, caregivers, family, friends, and professionals.

Brain Injury Association of America

BIAA’s mission is to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people effected by brain injury.

Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is the go-to resource for help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families and providers.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC’s research and programs work to prevent TBIs and help people recognize, respond, and recover if a TBI occurs.

Craig Hospital

Empowering Lives: Specialty Rehab for People with Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury. View the online interactive resource library, with new resources being added daily.

Centre for Neuro Skills

Since 1980, Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) has delivered postacute medical treatment, therapeutic rehabilitation and disease management services with specially-trained staff for individuals from across the nation recovering from acquired brain injury (e.g. traumatic brain injury, stroke, etc.).

Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions.

Support Tools

CaringBridge

Dedicated to Your Health Journey. Your personal CaringBridge website is your place to share health updates, photos and videos with the people who care about you.

Help Hope Live

Nonprofit fundraising campaigns for medical costs. Help Hope Live is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money and support through community-based fundraising to help families pay medical and related expenses.

PostHope

PostHope is a free service offering beautiful, easy to use websites for connecting people during times of need. Share your story updates, fundraise online & build a community.

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