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Check out the Maryland Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board 2012 Report HERE.

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Centers for Disease Control Manual 
General TBI and General Resource links 
Children 
Education 
Other Brain Injury and Related Organizations

TBI Affects More Than 30 Million Americans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 3.17 million people ( over 1% of the U.S. population) live with a life-long disability as a result of TBI. Research suggests that for every person hospitalized with a brain injury, three to five others who are injured do not receive any care at all. This is the Hidden TBI population and includes children on the playground, young athletes, battered partners and children, and returning service members. The TBI Research Review has published a Policy and Procedure manual for diagnosing, treating and living with the lifelong effects of traumatic brain injuries. You can access this manual here (pdf) 

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General

Mount Sinai Medical Center TBI Consumer Reports 
www.tbihome.org  - a chat room with list of additional websites. 
www.waiting.com  - helpful for those who are waiting for someone in a coma 
www.tbihelp.org  - helpful information on TBI 
www.wellspouse.org  - resource for support as a primary caregiver of one's spouse 
www.injuryboard.com/help-center/headandbrainijuries/  - a series of articles about head and brain injuries 
www.ride-away.com  Ride Away is America's largest provider of accessible vehicles and vehicle modifications including hand controls, wheelchair and scooter lifts, ramps, raised doors, lowered floors and specialized gas, brake and steering controls. (11 East Coast locations)

Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD)

MAWD is a health insurance program for individuals who are adults, who are disabled, and who are working. Adults who are accepted into this program get full Medical Assistance benefits, including full prescription coverage, by paying a monthly premium of 5% of their “countable income." MAWD can be your primary insurance or your secondary insurance, even if you are covered by Medicare, since your primary insurance may not cover all of your health care needs, co-payments, and deductibles. There is no minimum requirement for the number of hours you must work or how much you must earn to be eligible for MAWD; however, income and resource limits do apply to this program. Families or professionals who have questions regarding this relatively underutilized benefit should call the Law Offices of Joseph L. Romano, Esquire at 1-800-331-4134. You will also find this information in Chapter 8 of our Resource Directory

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Education

Funding for students with disabilities 
Want to go back to school? There is a way! Students with disabilities may be eligible for financial aid
Click here to find out more! 

TechMatrix - Assistive Technology Tools for Learning 
Want to continue your education but need assistive technology? Check out TechMatrix to find learning support.  Click here to find out more. 

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Other Brain Injury Organizations

Brain Injury Association of America - http://www.biausa.org  
National Association of State Head Injury Administrators - http://www.nashia.org  
Coma Recovery Association - http://www.comarecovery.org/index.html  
National Aphasia Association - http://aphasia.org  
National Headache Foundation - http://www.headaches.org  
Vestibular Disorders Association - http://www.vestibular.org 
American Stroke Association - http://www.strokeassociation.org  
The Neurotrauma Registry - www.neurotraumaregistry.com  
Encephalitis Global - http://groups.msn.com/EncephalitisGlobal  
American Brain Tumor Association - http://www.abta.org/support.htm  
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome - http://www.dontshake.com/ 
Motorcyclists - http://www.motorcycleaccidentvictims.org/

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