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TBI Education Materials for Providers and Consumers
As a public service from the Michigan Department of Community Health, this is a collection of comprehensive information for providers and consumers.
Recovering from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury / Concussion
This guide provides information about mild TBI and concussions for patients and their families.
Navigating the Insurance Maze After Brain Injury
This guide provides information about private sector health insurance for individuals who have acquired brain injuries.
Brain Injury Association of America
The BIA’s mission is to provide information and resources to the survivor of brain injury and to educate in ways of prevention. From its home page, you can locate your local chapter and the support groups that serve your area. Excellent links section.
Brain Injury Association of Michigan
Founded by family members, persons with brain injury, and persons in the brain injury field, it was incorporated in Michigan in 1981 and was one of the first state associations chartered by the National Brain Injury Association. The BIA of Michigan has affiliated groups that include the Michigan Brain Injury Providers Council and local support groups throughout Michigan.
International Brain Injury Association
The International Brain Injury Association was founded in 1993. The IBIA encourages collaboration and the sharing of information related to all aspects of brain injury, from prevention to long-term care issues. The site offers brain injury facts, news, conference and program information, and more.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The nation’s leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system.
Dana Brain Center
General information about the brain and current brain research, and links to validated sites related to more than 23 brain disorders. “Brainy Kids Online” offers children, parents and teachers a site with activities for younger children, puzzles, links to excellent educational resources, and lesson plan suggestions.
Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System
A list of resources on personal care attendants provided by the University of Washington.
Personal Care Attendents-Craig Hospital
Over 40% of all people with spinal cord injury (SCI) use some form of assistance, and the percentage increases with age. For first-time personal care attendant (PCA) employers, here are some tips for maintaining freedom, flexibility and control, and saving money to boot.
facingdisability.com was specifically created to connect families who suddenly have to deal with a spinal cord injury with other people like them. Our website has more than 1,500 videos of family members answering real-life questions about how they cope with a spinal cord injury.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members – veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Association
The MSCIA is a statewide resource center dedicated to providing members with a portal to available community resources and support groups.
The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is a national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences.
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Advocacy and Legislation
Think First Foundation
The mission of the Think First Foundation is to prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries through the education of individuals, community leaders and the creators of public policy.
The National Safe Kids Campaign
The mission of the National Safe Kids Campaign is to prevent the number one killer of children – unintentional injury. By working at a national level through grassroots, Safe Kids Worldwide educates adults and children, provides safety devices to families in need, and passes and strengthens laws to empower families and communities to protect children ages 14 and under.
Now that you have more information on how and why we need to protect the rights and resources of persons who have sustained TBI and SCI, it is time to share your thoughts with legislators.
An internationally-recognized accreditation authority for organizations serving people with disabilities and others in need of rehabilitation.
A not-for-profit society of case management and allied health care professionals furthering the development of new, higher levels of industry expertise.Resources for Amputees
The Michigan Resource Guide for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury