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Brain injury Organizations

Alabama Head Injury Foundation - Provides support, referrals, recreation, resources, advocacy, community education, housing assistance, and information about events and meetings.

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program - The Florida Department of Health offers acute care, in-patient and outpatient rehabilitation, transitional living services, adaptive equipment, home modifications, and other services necessary for community reintegration. The BSCIP also provides public information, prevention, education and research programs.

Brain Injury Association of New Zealand - Provides information, advocacy and support to people with brain injuries, family members, and caregivers. Has listing of branch offices, and offers Social Rehabilitation clinics in a variety of cities.

The Brain Injury Association of Nipissing - Committed to assisting individuals living with the effects of acquired brain injury improve their potential and lead fuller lives. Offers information, referrals, counseling, advocacy, research, education, and activities.

Brain Injury Association USA - Promotes awareness, understanding and prevention of brain injury through education, advocacy, research grants and community support services that lead toward reduced incidence and improved outcomes of children and adults with brain injuries.

Brain Injury Society - Serves acquired and traumatic brain injured individuals and their families. Contains information on ABI/TBI, legal issues, state's legal definition of TBI, SSI tips, online newsletters and a chat room.

Brain Injury Support Group of Portland - Support for brain-injured people, their loved ones, and their caregivers. Offers information and referral, peer counseling, news, and references.

The Brain Trust - A non-profit organization providing emergency funding for essential goods and services to people with mild or moderate traumatic brain injury in Colorado.

Cafe Plus - Coffee shop for survivors of a head-injury to help combat feelings of isolation and assist in re-connecting socially and making friendships. Located in East Syracuse, New York.

Central Okanagan Brain Injury Society - Services include case management, family support, advocacy, public education, career counseling, work experience, job placement, job coaching and long term followup to TBI/ABI survivors in British Columbia.

The Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) - Aims to improve the quality of life for children and youth with a brain injury by providing a helpline, events, conferences, research, advocacy, grants, and funding information. Offers details about the family impact, medical aspects, educational concerns, legal issues, support groups, and resources throughout the UK.

Coma Recovery Association - A non-profit organization for coma and brain injury survivors, family members, friends and professionals. Offerings include mutual aid and support, support group meetings, general information, referrals and advocacy.

Edinburgh Headway Group - Based at Astley Ainslie Hospital, provides support to person's with a TBI, their families, and caregivers throughout Edinburgh and the Lothian's. Offers a range of social, recreational, therapeutic, rehabilitative, and educational services.

European Brain Injury Society (E.B.I.S.) - Brings the many professionals and associations involved in the field of brain injury together with the survivors and their families. Projects include developing evaluation guidelines, research in the Epidemology, database on medical, scientific and social aspects, seminars and training, promoting support groups and public awareness.

Friends of the Head Injury Association - Advocacy group based in Alberta, Canada providing services and information to ABI/TBI survivors. Provides a manual written for survivors, tips for the general public on interacting with a TBI/ABI survivor, and discussion groups for FOTHI Events and general topics.

Governor's Task Force on Traumatic Brain Injury - Members resources, minutes, meeting times, and surveys. Also provides tasks to review, analyze, and recommend changes in Oregon's response, programs, and policies for TBI survivors and their families.

Head Injury Society of New Zealand - Provides basic information about brain injury, professional articles, poetry, stories, a newsletter, chat room, and contacts for local support groups.

Headway Surrey - Support for people with head injury, their families and carers through a day center, helpline, community workers, support groups, and advocacy.

Headway UK - Brain injury association is a registered charity in England. Its aims are to promote understanding of all aspects of head injury and to provide information, support and services to people who have suffered a head injury, their family and carers.

Headway Victoria - Australia - A community based non-profit group. Offers information, support and resources.

Herefordshire Headway - Helping with all aspects of the care and rehabilitation of adults with acquired brain injury who live in Herefordshire. Educational and rehabilitative services include computers, gardening, art, pottery, music, cooking, physiotherapy, woodworking, and social/recreational activities. Assistance and support for their Carers are also available.

International Brain Injury Association - Dedicated to the development and support of professionals, advocates, policy makers, consumers and others who work to improve outcomes and opportunities for persons with brain injury.

Momentum Scotland - Pioneered the UK's first vocational rehabilitation service for people with traumatic brain injury. Services include community integration, mental health, employment support, job-retention programs, supported living, and assistive technologies.

National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) - Assisting state government in promoting partnerships and building systems to meet the needs of individuals with brain injury and their families. Offers documents, fact sheets, information about state and federal programs, and an event calendar.

The Newfoundland Brain Injury Association - Provides advocacy, support, affiliation and validation through information and education on brain injury and its prevention. Articles describe how it impacts life experiences, and the needs and supports people with a TBI/ABI require including assistance in daily living, legal issues, family members, social interaction, emotional and behavioral changes, personality, memory, cognitive ability, and rehabilitation.

Ontario Brain Injury Association - Committed to enhancing the quality of life for those living with an acquired brain injury by providing support services, professional development programs, and community involvement. Offers newsletter, calendar of events, and resource information.

Oregon Brain Injury Resource Network (OBIRN) - A statewide resource center improving access to Brain Injury information. Offers resource and literature databases, family advocacy, educational consultants, and a bibliography. A library and newsletter are available to members.

Pensacola Brain Network - Newsletter, fact sheets, message boards, event calendar, and links relevant to individuals with brain injuries and other neurological impairments, their families, and friends.

Pittsburgh Area Brain Injury Alliance - Provides peer support, group development, advocacy, information on TBI and prevention, and contacts for local support groups.

Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association - A non-profit group providing support, information sharing, public information and awareness. The SBIA works as an advocacy group committed to enhancing the quality of life for survivors and their families and to educate the public on safety and prevention.

Spirit of Suzi Foundation - Bringing the joy and excitement of flying in small aircraft to survivors of traumatic brain injury. Scholarships available.

Traumatic Brain Injury Technical Assistance Center - Established to help states develop programs that improve access to health and services for individuals with TBI and their families. Offers guidance, assessments, training, resource materials, technical assistance, and an annual conference. Administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) - Promotes understanding of all aspects of Acquired Brain Injury and provides expert input to UK policy makers by setting up working parties and conferences to discuss any aspect of acquired brain injury. The Forum addresses medical, social welfare, education, housing, vocational, financial, legal, and other issues in which brain injured people and their carers require representation.

Vancouver Island Head Injury Society - Non-profit group providing support, information, and activities for people with brain injuries, their families, and the people who support them in Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Violence and Brain Injury Institute - Working toward the prevention of brain injuries through raising awareness about the causes of brain injury, and reducing the incidence of violent behavior that often results in brain injury.

Waikato Head Injury Society - Provides advocacy, education, referral, counseling and support services to brain injured individuals in New Zealand. Check for meeting and event schedules as well as guides to understanding brain injury, coma, concussion, fatigue, solvent neurotoxicity, and rehabilitation.

The Wayne Howard Trust - The provision of advice, information, and financial assistance for the purchase of adaptive equipment and specialized treatment for persons in England who have suffered a brain injury, their families, and carers.

Weiss ABI Work Support Group - The New Orleans chapter for people with acquired brain injuries. Provides meeting information, resources, and writings by support group members.

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