General Resources

Please see below for various pages and links regarding general resources and associations.

Brain Injury Association of Georgia
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.

404-712-5504/800-444-6443

Georgia Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission

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.

404-651-5112
http://www.gatrustfund.org/

Georgia Department of Labor, Rehabilitation Services

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

404-232-3910/404-232-3911
www.vocrehabga.org

Brain Injury Association (BIA) National Office

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

703-761-0750/Family Helpline: 800-444-6443
www.biausa.org

National Association of State Head Injury Administrators

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

301-656-3500
www.nashia.org

Georgia Department Of Human Resources

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

404-651-6314
www.dhr.georgia.gov

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.

1-866-552-4464

www.georgiaadrc.com

Social Security Administration

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

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

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).