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Brain Injury Supports and Resources

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Living with a brain injury can require a range of resources, strategies and supports. The range of possible supports can be tremendous. This page hopes to offer links to articles and information about the supports and resources that are available to people with brain injury and their families to assist them.   

Below is a list of common issues that can arise, with links to publications and/or other website with useful information. If you know of additional information or resources, or find something missing, please feel free to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to let us know. 

Alternative Medicines
    Challenge Issue on Alternative Medicine
    National Insitutes of Health Alternative Medicine Information
    Brain Injury Association Caregiver Webinar on Alternative Medicine


Assistive Technology 
    
Assistive Technology Tip Card
    Assistive Technology Checklist for PDA's
    Resources for Finding and Funding AT Devices
    Family Caregivers article on Assistive Technology

 
Behaviors
     
Behavioral Challenges
     Road to Rehabilitation Part 4 - Behavior and Brain Injury
    
 Cognition and Behavior
     Behavioral Guidelines

Caregiver/Family Stress
    Family Caregiver Alliance
    Brain Injury is a Family Affair
    Brothers and Sisters
    Family News and Views Letting Go
    Tips for Dealing with Stress
   
 Changes, Choices, Challenges- A Guide for Families to Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Cognition and Memory
     Road to Rehabilitation Part 3- Cognition and Memory
     Family News and Views: Cognition is the Key
    
 Family News and Views Neuropsychological Assessment
     Organizing Daily Life After Brain Injury
    
 Cognitive Problems After Brain Injury
     Brain Injury Association Cognitive Stimulation Resource Guide
    
Depression
     Depression and Brain Injury
    
 Overcoming Loneliness
    
 Depression After Brain Injury
     TBI Model Systems Research: Depression and Brain Injury

Employment
    Employment After Brain Injury
    Challenge Winter 2011 Issue Return to Work

Driving
    Driving After Brain Injury
    Return to Driving After Brain Injury

Falls
   Falls and Brain Injury

Fatigue
     Fatigue and Brain Injury

Financial Issues
    Financial Resources for Students with Brain Injury

Children and Brain Injury
    See the Children's Page
   Challenge Issue on Children and Brain Injury
   Return to School After Brain Injury

College/Return to School
    College and Brain Injury
    Young Adults with Brain Injury and College
    Life After High School
    Return to School After Brain Injury
   
 TBI Model Systems Research: Return to Work After Brain Injury

Headaches
    Road to Rehabilitation #2- Headaches
    Headaches After Brain Injury

Legal Issues
   
Guide to Selecting Legal Representation 
   Legal Glossary
   Brain Injury Association webinar on Special Needs Trusts

Medications
    Road to Rehabilitation #6 - Medications and Brain Injury
    Brain Injury Association Webinar on Medication and Brain Injury

Pain
    Road to Rehabilitation #1- Pain

Research/Clinical Trials
    Guide to Participating in Clinical Trials
    Abstracts of TBI Model Systems Research    
    Knowledge Translation Center of TBI Model Systems
    THE Challenge! newsletter issue on research (summer 2009)   
    Articles from TBI Model Systems

Seizures
    Seizures and Brain Injury
    Epilepsy Information

Severe Brain Injury
    Facts About Severe Brain Injury
    A Physician Talks About Severe Brain Injury
    Facts About the Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States After Brain Injury

Sexuality
    Family News and Views Sexuality and Brain Injury

Sleep
    Sleep disturbances after brain injury
    Brain Injury Association webinar on Sleep and Brain Injury


Spasticity
    Open Arms Educational Campaign about upper limb spasticity 
    Release Your Potential: An educational website about severe spasticity
 

Speech/Communication
    Road to Rehabilitation #5- Speech and Communication
   
 Challenge Spring 2011 issue on Communication

Substance Abuse
    Substance Abuse and Brain Injury
    Substance Abuse Information from the Ohio Valley Center
   
 TBI Model Systems Research: Substance Abuse and Brain Injury
   
Taste and Smell
    Taste and Smell issues after brain injury
    Taste and Smell Disorders
    Taste and Smell Information

Vestibular/Balance
    Vestibular Fact Sheet

    
Vision
    Vision and Brain Injury
    Vision issues post injury


 Originally compiled by the Brain Injury Association of America, Inc.

 

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