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Hope, Help and Support 

Mobile Resource and Benefits Counselor
Designated as the Brain Injury (TBI) specialist by the Aging and Disability Resource Connection

  • Funded by the Georgia Dept of Human Services BIP grant
    Provides:
  • Assisting with on-line Ga Compass program (Medicaid, Food Stamps, etc)
  • Community Resources when transitioning from hospital to home
  • Visits to metro Atlanta hospitals, Rehabilitation Centers or to your home – by appointment through individual or case manager/physician
  • Offers Peer Mentoring… Education on brain injury… Short and long term challenges and strategies…Packet of information… Determines your needs… Provides resources.

When you return home, what are your next steps?

Who or where do you go?

Are you feeling lost and alone?

Do you need information or resources?

We are there to give you Hope, Help and Support!

Hope, to never give up Help connect to support services Support Groups available – join one
Opportunities to learn Educate about brain injury Understanding the “New Normal”
Possibilities Learn symptoms and strategies Programs and services available
Encourage and Empower Provide one-on-one support Peer Mentoring
    Open yourself to change and growth
    Resources tailored to your needs
    Trust in the unknown

Contact:

Jane Jackson, Certified Brain Injury Specialist CBIS

Director, Information and Resource Program

404-712-5504 or 800-444-6443

jane@braininjurygeorgia.org

 

Our Help, Hope and Support Program provide survivors and their families the opportunity to discuss their specific needs and situation one-on-one with someone who is familiar with the challenges they face.  You will be provided educational information about brain injury and resources tailored to your particular situation.  We work with individuals with a brain injury, our veterans, families, friends and the professionals who serve them.

We help anyone with an Acquired Brain Injury ABI or Traumatic Brain Injury TBI.

 

We encourage you to call or send an email providing details about the situation and/or specific requests.  Let us provide Hope, Help, and Support to you! 

 

Our Certified Brain Injury Specialist CBIS has expertise to work with people who have a brain injury. In addition, our CBIS has personal experience as a wife and caregiver to a loved one who has sustained a brain injury. She understands!

  • Educated year round for recertification compliance
  • Continually researching and updating resources
  • Delivers active support to our programs and services 
  • Develops resources specific to brain injury
  • Helps you understand the challenges being faced
  • Informed on brain injury news and updates
  • Partners with service organizations 
  • Peer mentoring
  • Promotes advocacy efforts for yourself or loved ones, such as the passage of the Safe Return to Play Act of 2013 for concussion in sports injuries for our children and youth - March 2013
  • Supports legislative efforts concerning brain injury

Brain Injury Association of Georgia’s Information & Resource Program Director, will respond to your specific needs.

  • Connect you with our Peer Visitor for Veterans Program for military veterans and families
  • Educate about brain injury, symptoms and strategies
  • Offer information about upcoming events, programs and happenings
  • One-on-one help, hope  and support
  • Provide information about services, membership, and other programs .
  • Resources customized to your individual needs such as service providers, long term/short term care, transportation, housing, professional or financial assistance, and service organizations among thousands of other resources available to give you direction for hope, help, healing and support.
  • Refer you to support groups -  where you will receive education, peer mentoring and emotional support from others who have experienced that difficult journey – as a survivor, a caregiver or a loved one
  • Supply materials about brain injury (TBI/ABI) via mail or email

For Hope, Help and Support services please contact Jane Jackson at 404-712-5504, jane@braininjurygeorgia.org our toll free Help Line 1-800-444-6443 (Please leave a detailed message if you get our voice mail and spell or pronounce clearly your information).  

If you would like to help others who need Help, Hope, Healing and Support please consider becoming a member and/or making a generous donation today!    You can make a difference!

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BRAIN INJURY ID CARD

 

Example of Wallet Card

 

It is highly recommended that brain injury survivors carry with them an ID Card that helps them share with others in times of crisis how their injury affects them and quickly identifies who to call for more information or help. This also helps first-responders identify them as a brain injury survivor and identify related symptoms to be able to assist them more efficiently and effectively. Click here to fill out and print a personalized ID card.

Internet Links

NOTE: The Brain Injury Association of Georgia and the Peer Visitor for Veteran Program does not endorse any of the following resources. This list is provided for your use and assistance. There are other valuable resources that we may have missed. Please also do research on your own, according to your exact needs, situation, and location

Index:

Media events related to Brain Injury:

INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS ABOUT BRAIN INJURY

There are many informational video’s available on YouTube and other media outlets produced by reliable professional providers and health care organizations. Below are just a few where we hope you will become educated and not feel alone.

You Are Not Alone:

Brain Injury Association of Georgia is a state affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America.After a brain injury, everything changes. Survivors and their families often find themselves overwhelmed by the impact of the injury on their lives. This series of interviews with expert physicians and service providers, and with survivors of brain injury and members of their families, offers good information, hope, and the wisdom of experience to those who are adjusting to life with TBI. It shows us that there are many others like us, learning to reorder their lives and follow a path of recovery and growth.  “You Are Not Alone” is a message from BIAA.

A Concussion is a Brain Injury:

The Brain Injury Association of Virginias (BIAV) public awareness campaign for Brain Injury Awareness Month focused on sports concussion The   emphasize early identification and proper management of sports concussion.
A concussion is a brain injury.mov

Explain It To Me: Concussion:

Explain it to me:  Concussions.  CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the physiology of concussions and the long-term effects of suffering one.

 

Brain Injury and Disability

Emergency Preparedness

Employment

Financial Assistance

Free Clinic

Driving Education and Re-certification

Medical Equipment

Prescription Assistance

Home Modifications
Recreational Programs

Other Valuable Resources and Links

Key Local and National Links
Brain Injury Links
Legal Links
Medical Links
Prevention Resources
State Government Resources
Stroke
Support Group Links
Additional Resources and Links

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BRAIN INJURY AND DISABILITY

Brain Injury Association of Georgia

1441 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322 Phone: 404-712-5504/800-444-6443 
www.braininjurygeorgia.org 

Provides comprehensive services for persons and family members, with brain injuries. Web site, information and referral services, statewide support group listings, helpline referral and support services.

Georgia Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission

2 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 26-426, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-651-5112;
http://www.gatrustfund.org/

Provides funding for persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (brain injury due to external trauma only, illness not eligible) and spinal cord injury. Funding available for treatment, equipment, modifications, services not covered by insurance. Funding is a last resort option. Contact immediately, application processing may take several months.

Georgia Department of Labor, Rehabilitation Services

148 Andrew Young Intl. Blvd. NE, Suite 510, Atlanta, GA 30303-1751
404-232-3910/TTY 404-232-3911
www.vocrehabga.org

Provides assistance for employment, vocational counseling, training, funding and services to assist persons with disabilities to return to work.

Brain Injury Association (BIA) National Office

8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 611, McLean, VA, 22102,
(703) 761-0750 Family Helpline: 800-444-6443
www.biausa.org

The mission of the national Brain Injury Association is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.

National Association of State Head Injury Administrators

4330 East West Highway, Suite 301, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 656-3500; FAX (301) 656-3530
www.nashia.org

NASHIA assists the state government in promoting partnerships and building systems to meet the needs of individuals with brain injury and their families.

Georgia Department Of Human Resources

2 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 29-250, Atlanta, GA;
404-651-6314
www.dhr.georgia.gov

State of Georgia agency responsible for Community Mental Health, Department Of Family And Children’s Services, TBI Waiver Program and Food Stamps

Georgia Aging and Disability Resource Connection

Georgia's Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) is not a place or a program! It is a coordinated system of partnering organizations that are dedicated to:

  • Providing accurate information about publicly and privately financed long-term supports and services.
  • Offering a consumer-oriented approach to learning about the availability of services in the home and community.
  • Alleviating the need for multiple calls and/or visits to receive services.
  • Supporting individuals and family members who are aging or living with a disability

Use this website to find help, resources, education and area agencies who cover your county.

1-866-552-4464, 0=English 1=Spanish. Listen carefully to select the proper prompts. To call your area agency direct visit their website, click on link under Where We Are:

National Council for Aging Care

Retirement, independent living, and continuing care communities house thousands of seniors and older adults. But this option doesn’t suit everyone – many people do not have the desire or financial flexibility to uproot and leave their homes. That’s where we come in. 877-664-6140

Social Security Administration

Call the toll free number for your local office. 800-772-1213
www.socialsecurity.gov

Federal agency that provides financial services for social security retirement, disability and supplemental security income (SSI).

CALL THEM IMMEDIATELY AND INQUIRE ABOUT DISABILTITY, MEDICARE, MEDICAID, AND SSI FUNDING. Often this is a lengthy process. Assistance from a lawyer (specializing in Social Security may be necessary).

Atlanta Legal Aid

www.atlantalegalaid.org Provides free or low cost legal assistance for persons unable to afford an attorney. Many limitations apply.

Your Local Legal Aid Offices:

Atlanta: 151 Springs Street NW,
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-524-5811
Cobb: 30 South Park Square,
Marietta, GA 30090
770-528-2565
Dekalb: 246 Sycamore St.,
Decatur, GA 30030
404-377-0701
Senior Citizens Hotline: 404-657-9915
Toll free 1/888-257-9519
South Fulton: 1514 E. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 100,
East Point, GA 30344
404-669-0233
Gwinnett: 180 Camden Hill Rd. Suite A,
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
678-376-4545

Georgia Advocacy Office

150 East Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA; 404-373-0018 800-537-2329
www.thegao.org

Advocates and attorneys working with and for oppressed and vulnerable individuals in Georgia, who are labeled as disabled or mentally ill to secure their protection and advocacy.

Georgia Department of Community Health

www.dch.georgia.gov ; Peach Care 1-877-GA-PEACH, www.peachcare.org

The Georgia Department of Community Health provides healthcare benefits, develops health policies and administers healthcare programs for Georgia citizens; and Peach Care provides affordable healthcare for children under 19.

The Commonwealth Foundation

www.cmwf.org 212-606-3800

The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that promotes high performing healthcare systems for the young, old, minorities, and uninsured citizens of America.

Disability Link

755 Commerce Dr. Suite 45, Decatur, GA 30030; 404-687-8890
http://www.disabilitylink.org/

Disability rights, advocacy training and support services. Focus is self-determination in employment and community living.

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Agency (MARTA)

2424 Piedmont Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-3311; 404-848-4711
www.itsmarta.com

MARTA provides transportation services for the disabled through the Para transit program. Must be able to ride a handicapped accessible van, charge is $ 3.50 one way, must apply in advance. If you can ride the public train or bus then call 404-848-5112 for half cards for the disabled (currently $.85). Trains are 100% handicapped accessible

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Mailstop K65, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724;
1-800-232-4636
www.cdc.gov/ncipc
cdcinfo@cdc.gov

CDC website provides good information on traumatic brain injury. Assists the US government, protects the health and safety of all Americans and provides human services, especially for people who are least able to help themselves.

Brain Trauma Foundation

523 East 72nd St, New York, NY 10020
(212)-772-0608
Fax: 212-772-0357
www.braintrauma.org

Nonprofit organization supporting persons with traumatic brain injury, educates healthcare professionals and medical organizations on brain damage and injury.

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children

4900 Lewis Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30083; 770-491-9014
www.fodac.org

Provides durable medical equipment (donated) for the disabled, vehicle modification and building home ramps.

Handicapped Driver Services

1310 Kennestone Circle, Marietta, GA 30066; 770-422-9674
www.hdsvans.com

Sells durable medical equipment (new), vehicle modifications, rental and sales of vans for the disabled.

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CHECKLIST

 IF YOU ARE IN A COASTAL AREA  - Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, Liberty, Bryan, or Chatham County - you may wish to contact your Local Emergency Management Agency about Hurricane Hanna preparations for persons with disabilities.  The contacts for coastal counties are located here.

Briefly:

 a) Personal Health Card: Keep a Personal Health Card on your person and on your chair (if you have one).  This lists your health condition(s), any medications you need, equipment you rely on (e.g. ventilator, feeding tube, hearing aids) and any accommodations that need to be made.  This can be hand-written or printed out from a regular computer printer.

If possible, waterproof the information by laminating it or placing it in a heavy, sealed Ziploc bag.

b) Prescription Meds: If you expect to be evacuated and you take prescription medications, bring enough with you to last for seven days.  The same is true of medical supplies like catheters, ostomy equipment, and feeding tube formula.

c) Prescription Copy: Keep copies of all your prescriptions in one place, so that you can bring this with you if evacuated.  It is best to keep these in a heavy Ziploc bag so that they don't become illegible from water damage.

d) Equipment: If equipment - an oxygen tank, for example - needs to come with you when evacuated, attach an instruction card to each piece of equipment about how to safely move it and explaining its importance.

e) House Key: Make sure that several trusted individuals have a copy of your house key, so that they can reach you in the event of an emergency.

f) Personal Attendance Service: If you rely upon a personal attendance service, talk to the service provider about how an extended evacuation will be handled.

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EMPLOYMENT

Ticket to Work Program

Are you Receiving Benefits and Interested in Working? SSA has a Ticket to Work Program, training, job referrals land other ongoing support and services.  Ask a lot of questions and be sure you understand and are aware of any restrictions or limitations such as work hours, money earned,
how to monitor, what would cause you to your lose your benefits, etc.
For a copy of the brochure click hereClick here to be directed to the Social Security website

Shepherd Center’s Benefits Navigator (Social Security Disability Planning)

2020 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Sally Atwell 404-350-7589 sally_atwell@shepherd.org
Curtis Rodgers 404-350-7598 curtis_Rodgers@shepherd.org
Toll Free 1-866-772-2726

Provides information to assist people between the ages of 14 and 65 who are eligible for Social Security benefits based on a disability. They provide information to help the disabled in making informed decisions when they work and have Social Security benefits at the same time. (They cannot help anyone apply for Social Security nor help with appeals.)

Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries Social Security (PABSS)

Service Areas – all Georgia Counties 404-885-1234 Toll Free 800-537-2329

Assists individuals with disabilities who receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits in obtaining information and advice about receiving vocational rehabilitation and employment services.

Georgia Association of Training, Employment and Supports (GATES)

Tripp Cook, Director
44 Broad St., NW, Suite 503 Atlanta, GA 30303 404-523-6674; Fax 404-521-1714
www.georgiagates.org  tcook@georgiagates.org

Georgia Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

Lee Miller, Pres./CEO PO Box 1090 Fortson, GA 31808 706-324-2150; Fax 706-324-4549

Disability Link (for Employment)

Jessica Long, Employment Specialist
755 Commerce Drive #415 Decatur, GA 30030 400-687-8298 (Ask for Jessica)

Provides a training workshop on “Getting A Job and Being Disabled”. The participants learn such things as: how to determine what types of jobs they can do; how to write resumes; how to interview for a job; learn about having a disability and working; learn their disability rights as an employee, etc.

Briggs & Associates

2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Suite 103 PMB 366 Roswell, GA 30076
770-993-4559 Fax 770-552-7051
www.briggsassociates.org

Assists disabled individuals obtain appropriate employment. Provide “job coaches” to assist each individual.

Note: This association charges for their assistance.

Side by Side Clubhouse

1001 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA 30083  770-469-9355
www.sidebysideclubhouse.org

Provides people with a brain injury disability a place to: belong and participate; develop meaningful relationships; find rewarding work; return for ongoing support.

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission

2 Peachtree St., NW, Suite 26-426, Atlanta, GA 30303
888-233-5760
www.bsitf.state.ga.us

Provides funding for services and items that will improve the quality of life, increase independence, and allow inclusion in the community for individuals with traumatic brain (must be TRAUMATIC, not tumors, brain bleeds, etc.) and spinal cord injuries. (Priority given to those in at-risk situations).

  Georgia Partnership for Caring

PO Box 450987, Atlanta, GA 31145-0987
678-578-2920 800-982-7468
http://www.mygeorgiacares.org/Home/tabid/37/Default.aspx

Credit-Able/Getting Ahead Association

Georgia Department of Labor/VR Tools for Life Program
1700 Century Circle, B-4, Atlanta, GA 30345
800-497-8665

Provides guaranteed loans for assistive technology, home and vehicle modifications to Georgians with disabilities, their families, caregivers, and/or employers.

Medicaid

Contact 800-869-1150 or your local Dept of Family and Children Services Office

Medicaid Website  Click Here

As the largest division in Community Health, Medicaid Division administers the Medicaid program, which provides health care for children, pregnant women, and people who are aging, blind and disabled

Medicare

800-MEDICARE - (800-633-2273) Official US Government Site for Medicare or to locate resources click here

Provides health insurance (hospital and doctor’s services) to people ages 65 years and older, and some disabled people under 65 years of age (eligibility begins 2 years after date of injury).

Part A: (Hospital Insurance) Helps cover inpatient care in hospitals and cover skilled nursing facility, hospital and home health care.

Part B: (Medical Insurance) Helps cover doctors’ services, hospital outpatient care and home health care. covers some preventive services to maintain your health and keep certain illnesses from getting worse.

Part D: (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage) – Offers a prescription drug option run by Medicare approved private insurance companies, helps cover cost of prescription drugs, may help lower your drug costs and help protect against higher costs in the future.

 Social Security Administration

800-772-1213 (Call to find the office in your area)
www.ssa.gov

Provides cash benefits to people who have worked and have become disabled. This entitlement program ensures that citizens with disabilities receive benefits from this program.

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FREE CLINIC NETWORK

Georgia Free Clinic Network

678-553-4939

http://www.gfcn.org

A Free Clinic is an organization who primary mission is to provide health care services free or with a minimal administrative fee to individuals with limited resources. Volunteer health professionals provide a significant portion of health care services. Call or visit their website for a clinic nearby, and to see if you qualify.

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DRIVING EDUCATION & RECERTIFICATION

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Driver Rehab Program/Day Rehab
993F Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 260
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
404-785-3300
http://www.choa.org and search driver rehabilitation program – or - http://www.choa.org/childrens-hospital-services/rehabilitation/services/driver-rehabilitation
This program is for teens & young adults ages 15-21. Driver evaluations are performed in the clinic and behind the wheel.

Warm Springs

706-655-5075
www.rooseveltrehab.org

They have a driver’s education program for the disabled.

Shepherd Center

2020 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-352-2020
www.shepherd.org  (Click on PATIENT CARE/ then click on ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY/ then read about Adaptive Driving School, Dependent Passenger Evaluations, Van driving evaluations, Car driving evaluations, etc.

Emory Rehab

1441 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
404-712-7593
http://www.rehabmed.emory.edu/

Has a driving program geared toward the brain injured person, and involves verbal instructions, paper testing, as well as on the road (expressway and residential) experience.

Freedom and Mobility

Phone: 770-514-9957 Fax: 770-874-1703
www.freedomandmobility.com  email: info@freedomandmobility.com

Provides driving evaluations (car, van, equipment needed, passenger) and driving training.
The evaluation and the training services are geared to the needs of the individual.
They have a fleet of vehicles with a wide range of adaptations to accommodate most any physical disability.

• Nathan’s Driving School, Inc.

Atlanta, GA: 770-454—9100 – Roswell, GA: 770-998-8064

 

Website: http://nathansdrivingschool.net - Email: Info@NathansDrivingSchool.net

Nathan’s does driving evaluations only for the disabled. The evaluator will pick you up at your home or wherever you wish. He/she uses their vehicle with dual controls. This evaluation takes about 1 hour and they will send a written report to your doctor

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MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Note: Look under Medical Equipment in your telephone directory. There are many Medical Supply stores. Ask your local pharmacist.

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, Inc. (FODAC)

4900 Lewis Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30083 Phone: 770-491-9014
www.fodac.org
Mike Maijala: mmaijala@fodac.org

A non-profit organization that exists to provide medical equipment to disabled people in the metro Atlanta area who could not otherwise afford it (they cannot ship items).

Northern Tool and Equipment Co.

800-221-0516 - Website: http://www.northerntool.com  one source for a PORTABLE RAMP.

Home Depot

800-466-3337 www.homedepot.com - go to store finder. One source for a SHOWER CHAIR. One source for rails and other adaptive hardware.

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PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance

1-888-477-2669

https://www.pparx.org/Intro.php

You can determine which program you may be eligible for by answering questions and using the online wizard.

Call 1-888-477-2669 or log onto their website to see if you qualify.

Healthwell Foundation - http://www.healthwellfoundation.org/ - 1-800-675-8416

The HealthWell Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization that helps individuals afford prescription medications they are taking for specific illnesses. The Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible patients to cover certain out-of-pocket health care costs, including: Prescription drug coinsurance, copayments, and deductibles, Health insurance premiums, other selected out-of-pocket health care costs. See website for complete list of services and coverage’s or restrictions. For detailed information visit their website.

Pharmaceutical Assistance Program -https://www.medicare.gov/pharmaceutical-assistance-program/index.aspx – 800-486-2048 - Some pharmaceutical companies offer assistance programs for the drugs they manufacture. Click on the first letter of your drug name to see if any programs are available for the drugs you are taking. If your drug is on the list, click on "details" for detailed information about the program. For detailed information visit their website.

Patient Assistance Foundation helps the uninsured access medicines – 888-222-6885
The Abbott Patient Assistance Foundation provides free Abbott medicines, medical nutritionals, and diabetes care products to qualified patients who are experiencing financial difficulties and who generally do not have coverage available for these products through private insurance or government funded programs. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. See website

The NeedyMeds – Drug Discount Card – www.needymeds.org -
Not a patient assistance program but a source of information on thousands of programs that may be able to offer assistance to people in need and offer a free drug discount card that may be able to help you obtain a lower price on your medication. For detailed information visit their website.  

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HOME MODIFICATIONS

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

213-740-1364 www.homemods.org

Includes an information-rich “Frequently Asked Questions” page and a state-by-state
resource directory.

Georgia Tech’s Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access

800-726-9119 www.catea.org

Well-organized site featuring news, user-generated content and handy “quick reference guides” on pertinent topics.

All In One Accessibility

www.allinoneaccess.com - 877-766-1066 or 678-766-1066 Serves Cobb County Has a wide variety of accessibility products for individuals with disabilities and physical challenges. Ramps, Home Assessments, Home Automation, Floor Lifts, Grab Bars

Northwest Georgia Housing Authority

www.nwgha.com - 706-368-5731 Serves Floyd County. Offers assistance to eligible homeowners for home repairs or modifications depending on available of funds.

Augusta Housing and Community Development

Augusta Rehabilitation Programs - 706-8214-1797 - serves Richmond County. Offers home grant repairs to eligible homeowners

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RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS

ALLTERNATIVE GYM

www.allternativegym.comallternativegym@bellsouth.net - 678-945-4662
Allternative Gym is the pioneer in strength training while utilizing the
Adeli Suit. Allternative Gym customizes each exercise routine to fit the
individual's specific needs and goals. They offer fitness classes to
children and adults with developmental disabilities and related conditions
(brain injury). We offer Hyperbaric Oxygen therapies.  Work with Pediatrics,
Teens and Adults. Dallas, GA

 ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY LEISURE SERVICES

www.accleisureservices.com - leslietrier@co.clarke.ga.us - 706-613-3580
Students grades 1-12 attending school in the district. Programs vary from
art, aquatics, dance, fitness, therapeutics, bowling.  Contact or visit
website for details.

BEATS

Bethany's Equine & Aquatic Therapy Services, Inc.
www.beats-inc.org - Bethany@beats-inc.org - 678-494-6616
Children programs include Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Riding and Aquatics.
Barn is in Canton. Aquatics currently looking for facility.  Private Pay,
Scholarship available.

THE CLASSIC CITY SOCIAL CLUB - ATHENS, GA

The Athens Classic City Pilot Club began this group in 1991 for individuals with brain/head injury who are more independent. No walkins are allowed. For safety reason, they ask for a referral which could be a doctor, family member, teacher or other person acquainted with the individual. They meet at the Masonic Lodge at 386 Research Drive in Athens, Conference room , one Sunday a month from 2-4.  There are 3 or more Pilot Club members that supervise and provide refreshments. Activities include bingo with prizes, annual Christmas party, annual picnic, anniversary celebration. There are computers to help members work on memory retention, dexterity, math skills, problem-solving and written communication. Call  - 706-201-6763

HOPE AND DREAMS RIDING FACILITY

http://www.hopesanddreamsridingfacility.com/ - 229-263-4773
Hopes and Dreams Riding Facility - A dedicated and Loving
Facility for Wounded Warriors, Veterans and Active Duty Personnel and others
with a brain injury. Visit our website to learn about our facility and what
we do to help. Free. Quitman, GA.

SHEPHERD CENTER - Therapeutic Recreation Services

http://www.shepherd.org/resources/therapeutic-recreation  -  404-350-7375  
Researchers have identified that involvement in recreation activities
provides many benefits, some of which include increased physical fitness,
increased self-confidence and increased social interaction. Research shows
that productive and positive use of recreation time for someone with a
disability is not only desirable, it is imperative. Attitude and activity
strongly affect a person's health and well-being. Involvement in positive
and meaningful recreation activities assists with decreasing medical
complications and the need for further medical intervention and /or
hospitalization, and it is one of the best ways to adjust to lifestyle
changes caused by a disability.  Atlanta, GA

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Our World

OTHER BRAIN INJURY RESOURCES
ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

 

Key Local and National Links:

 

Brain Injury Association of America www.biausa.org

Georgia’s Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission www.bsitf.state.ga.us

Georgia Advocacy Office www.thegao.org

Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov

Defense & Veterans’ Brain Injury Center www.dvbic.org

Social Security Administration www.ssa.gov

National Association of State Head Injury Administrators www.nashia.org

 

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BRAIN INJURY LINKS

 

American Academy of Neurology
http://www.aan.com
Review of neurological conditions and neurology related links.

 

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
http://www.aann.org
Organizational information and links to other neurological sites.

 

Brain Injury Association of America
http://www.biausa.org/
Provides education, advocacy and support for those affected by brain injury.

 

Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission
http://www.ciclt.net/bsitf/
The Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission enhances the lives of Georgians with traumatic brain and sponal cord injuries by administering the central registry, distributing resources through the trust fund, and advocating for improvements in statewide services.

 

Brainline.org – preventing, treating and living with traumatic brain injury (TBI)
http://www.brainline.org/
A resource on preventing, treating, and living with traumatic brain injury. BrainLine.org is a comprehensive website where people can find authoritative, useful, and timely information and resources. BrainLine includes special sections for people with TBI, their families and friends, and the professionals who work with them. With new information featured each week, the site is designed to be a helpful place where people can gather information, learn about new research, and find a community of support and hope.

 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov

 

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
http://www.dvbic.org/
The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.

 

Cerebral Palsy Directory
http://www.ecerebralpalsy.com 
Compendium of Cerebral Palsy related resources.

 

Georgia Advocacy Office
http://www.thegao.org/ 
The Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO) works to secure protection and advocacy for individuals with labels of disability or mental illness, especially with regard to protecting people from abuse, neglect and discrimination.

 

Hydrocephalus Association
http://www.hydroassoc.org/
Organizational information and newsletter articles.

 

Journal of Neuroscience Online
http://www.neuroscience.org
Searchable database with full text on abstracts.

 

Malignant Brain Tumors and Neuro-oncology Resources
http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/nonc-hp.htm
Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School site with information and links to other neurological resource sites.

 

Medical Matrix - Neurology
http://www.medmatrix.org/
Neurological news, articles, abstracts, diseases, patient education and more.

 

Ntl. Assoc. of State Head Injury Administrators
http://www.nashia.org/
Assisting state government in promoting partnerships and building systems to meet the needs of individuals with brain injury and their families.

 

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://www.ninds.nih.gov
A searchable site with information on selected neurological disorders.

 

Neurosciences on the Internet
http://www.neuroguide.com/
Searchable database and links to resources.

 

Neuro Trauma Law Nexus
http://www.neurolaw.com/
Resource for understanding the legal system's involvement in brain and spinal cord injury cases.

 

The North American Brain Injury Society
http://www.nabis.org/
NABIS is a society comprised of professional members involved in the care or issues surrounding brain injury. The principal mission of the organization is moving brain injury science into practice. Whether it is in the area of clinical care, research, policy or litigation, the organization stands behind the premise that advances in science and practices based on application of the scientific evidence will ultimately provide the best outcomes for those with brain injuries and the community as a whole.

 

Society for Neuroscience
http://www.sfn.org/
Publications of the Neuroscience Society.

 

Whole Brain Atlas
http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/home.html
Searchable site with images of various medical conditions and a neuro-imaging primer.

 

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LEGAL LINKS

 

American Law Sources Online
http://www.lawsource.com/also/

 

Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute
http://www.law.cornell.edu/

 

Emory Law Library Electronic Reference Desk
http://library.law.emory.edu/

 

FindLaw
http://www.findlaw.com/

 

LawGuru.com Legal Research Tool
http://www.lawguru.com/search/lawsearch.html

 

The 'Lectric Law Library Reference Room
http://www.lectlaw.com/ref.html

 

The Georgia Constitution
http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/constitution.htm

 

The United States Constitution
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html

 

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MEDICAL LINKS

 

Child Neurology Associates, P.C.
http://www.childneuro.org/

 

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
http://www.choa.org/

 

MedWebplus
http://www.medwebplus.com/

 

Medscape
http://www.medscape.com/

 

Rehabilitation at Emory
http://www.rehabmed.emory.edu/

 

The Shepherd Center
http://www.shepherd.org/

 

The National Library of Medicine

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

 

Walton Rehabilitation Health System
http://www.wrh.org

 

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PREVENTION

CDC Injury Prevention & Control – Concussion & Mild TBI, Concussion & Sports: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/index.html

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STROKE

Health Communities Stroke Basics: http://www.healthcommunities.com/stroke/overview-of-stroke.shtml 

National Stroke Association Careliving an online social network designed for caregivers and family members of stroke survivors: http://careliving.stroke.org/

Click here http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/WarningSigns/Warning-Signs_UCM_308528_SubHomePage.jsp for warning signs of a stroke

Click here for Stroke Support Group information:
http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=support_groups

 

Mayo Clinic Stroke Information http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stroke/DS00150

 

The Internet Stroke Center,  a Stroke Trials Registry http://www.strokecenter.org/trials/

 

American Stroke Association http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/

 

National Stroke Association Website Click Here: http://www.stroke.org/site/PageNavigator/HOME

 

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STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

 

http://www.gov.state.ga.us
The virtual home of Georgia's Governor's Office

 

http://www.legis.state.ga.us
The Georgia General Assembly

 

http://www.dhr.georgia.gov
The Georgia Department of Human Resources

 

http://www.dch.georgia.gov
The Georgia Department of Community Health

 

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SUPPORT GROUP LINKS

 

Georgia Brain Injury Support Groups
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Brain Injury Association, Inc.
http://www.biausa.org

 

 

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Additional Resources and Links

The Brain Connection

TBI Home

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
http://www.madd.org

Muscular Dystrophy
http://www.mdausa.org

National Spinal Cord Injury Association
http://www.spinalcord.org

National Victims Center
http://www.ncvc.org/ncvc/Main.aspx

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