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Brain Injury

 

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Additional Information
The primary NIH organization for research on Traumatic Brain Injury is the: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The primary organization for information on Pediatric Brain Injury is the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)

 

Support Groups

Find Brain Injury Support Group near You
Meetup.com
Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups of all kinds. At Meetup you can locate, sponsor, or start up such a group. In the search boxes enter “brain injury” and your city or ZIP code to bring up a list of support groups within 25 miles. You can then refine the list by distance.

Support Groups
Brain Injury Association of Illinois
Group listing arranged by cities.


Family Resources

After a Mild Head Injury or Concussion Child or Teen: Education for Parents or Caregivers
Loyola University, Chicago
The brochure provides tips and recommendations for parents and caregivers of child who had a mild head injury. It also describes its common symptoms, how take care of it and what to do, and how to prevent future injuries.

Coping and Support
Mayo Clinic
Provides a list of steps caregivers should take when somebody from family has traumatic brain injury.

Family Reaction to a Brain Injury
Headway

For Family and Friends
BrainLine.org
Web site provides basic information about caring for a loved one with TBI; legal and financial guidance; workplace rights for caregivers; support group information; and advice about caregiver burnout among other topics.

Sarah Jane Brain Project
The Mission of the Sarah Jane Brain Project is to create a model system of care for children and young adults suffering from all Pediatric Acquired Brain Injuries in order to advance our knowledge of the brain fifty years over the next five years!

Traumatic Brain Injury
Caregiver Alliance
This fact sheet discusses traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its consequences, and provides information about the helpful resources available to families caring for a loved one affected by TBI.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Resource Sites
Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation
The site includes links to a variety of resources and community-oriented sites for caregivers, survivors, and families.


Vision

Acquired & Traumatic Brain Injury
College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)

Introduction to Vision & Brain Injury
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International (NORA)

Vision Council
The site provides information on vision problems and diseases for adults, teens, and kids.


Glossary

Glossary of Terms
Centre for Neuroskills
Available also in Spanish