The Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation (SCR)
SCR is a nonprofit, multidisciplinary, organization committed to the advancement of cognitive rehabilitation therapy across the globe.
Find a Physiatrists (doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation)
AAPM&R is the only organization exclusively serving the needs of practicing PM&R physicians. With more than 7,500 members, the Academy represents more than 87 percent of US physiatrists and international colleagues from 37 countries.
American Brain Coalition
Organized professional neurological, psychological, and psychiatric associations and patient organizations working together to advance the understanding of the functions of the brain, and to reduce the burden of brain disorders through public advocacy.
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine serves people with disabling conditions by promoting rehabilitation research and facilitating information dissemination and the transfer of technology. We value rehabilitation research that promotes health, independence, productivity, and quality of life for people with disabling conditions. We are committed to research that is relevant to consumers, educates providers to deliver best practices, and supports advocacy efforts that ensure adequate public funding for our research endeavors.
America's Heroes at Work (AHAW)
An initiative from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) focusing on the employment challenges of returning service members living with TBI and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Bob Woodruff Family Fund
The Fund assists service members injured while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Special emphasis is placed on the "hidden signature injuries" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – traumatic brain injury (TBI) and combat stress injuries including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Brain Injury Association of America
The association acts as a clearinghouse of community service information and resources, participates in legislative advocacy, facilitates prevention awareness, hosts educational programs and encourages research. The BIAA's Family Helpline (1-800-444-6443) receives approximately 15,000 calls each year from individuals with brain injury, family members and providers seeking assistance, education and support.
BrainLine is funded by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, the primary operational TBI component of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, through a subcontract award with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine.
The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS)
CHCS works with state and federal agencies, health plans, providers, and consumers to design programs that better serve high-need and high-cost populations.
The Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy (CSADP)
CSADP provides public education, leadership development and training, technical assistance and information dissemination, and conducts action-research and analysis of public policy issues affecting individuals with disabilities and their families.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Ensures effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries
The Coalition for American Trauma Care (CATC)
CATC provides trauma care professionals and trauma centers with national representation before the Congress and Administration in the nation's capitol. Working with its members and advisory council organizations, the Coalition achieved passage of the Trauma Care Systems and Planning Act and subsequent reauthorizations which provides national guidance and support for states to develop and implement organized systems of trauma care.
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation
Chief administrators of the public rehabilitation agencies serving individuals with physical and mental disabilities in the States, District of Columbia, and the territories.
The Dana Foundation
The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization with interests in brain science, immunology, and arts education.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
The DVBIC serves 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.
Disability Resources disseminates information about books, pamphlets, magazines, newsletters, videos, databases, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, telephone hotlines and on-line services that provide free, inexpensive or hard-to-find information to help people with disabilities live independently.
Independent Living Research Utilization
Core areas of expertise are:
---Centers for Independent Living: Long a leader in the area of independent living, ILRU through the IL Net offers training and technical assistance to CILs and SILCs--a listing of centers and SILCs is also updated on a weekly basis;
-- Americans with Disabilities Act: The Disability Law Resource Project (DLRP) is one of ten Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers that provide technical assistance and training on the ADA;
-- Home and Community Based Services: Providing support to agencies and providers with training and publications; and
-- Disability and Health Issues: As collaborators on the RRTC's in Health and Wellness and in Spinal Cord Injury and Exercise, ILRU provides education and training on these important topics.
National Association of State Head Injury Administrators
Visit NASHIA's Resource Center for a variety of information including TBI and housing, TBI and substance abuse, fact sheets on TBI, rehabilitation services and supports, state resources, federal legislation/policies and more.
National Brain Injury Research, Treatment and Training Foundation
NBIRTT is a national, not-for-profit foundation organized to provide support for research, treatment and training in brain injury through individual research grants, contracts and small business grants. The primary goal of the Foundation is to find a "cure" for brain injury. The Foundation cooperates with all organizations dedicated to brain injury.
National Database of Educational Resources on Traumatic Brain Injury
The database contains information on over 350 educational videotapes, audiotapes and written materials that people with TBI, their family members and health care professionals can use.
National Directory of Brain Injury Services
The most comprehensive, accessible and informative directory of brain injury providers spanning the complete continuum of care from injury through community services.
National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.
National Hispanic Medical Association
Expanding access to quality health care, increasing opportunities in medical education, cultural competence, and research for Latinos
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
The NIDCD is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the Federal government's focal point for the support of biomedical research. NIH's mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability.
National Organization For Empowering Caregivers
Provides assistance, education, support, referrals and respite volunteers for informal family caregivers, as well as promotes public awareness about the realities of caregiving.
National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury
The National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury is federally funded to provide relevant, practical information for professionals, persons with brain injury, and family members. Available services include developing intervention programs, assessment tools, and investigating the special needs and problems of people with brain injury and their families.
NINDS Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Is there any treatment?
What is the prognosis?
What research is being done?
North American Brain Injury Society
NABIS was created specifically to address the needs of professionals dedicated to brain injury - providing education programs, scientific updates and a platform for communication and professional exchange. NABIS is also the link to the international brain injury community for professionals in North America. NABIS works with other IBIA chapters on international outreach projects and education as well as addressing the key issues for professionals in North America.
The Perspectives Network
The Perspectives Network's primary focus is positive communication between persons with brain injury, family members/ caregivers/friends of persons with brain injury, those many professionals who treat persons with brain injury and community members in order to create positive changes and enhance public awareness and knowledge of acquired/traumatic brain injury.
The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for the Advancement of Cognitive Technologies (RERC-ACT)
The nation’s first Center to conduct research and development on assistive technologies for people with cognitive disabilities. Twelve universities and private companies throughout the United States are involved in projects that will improve the lives of people with cognitive disabilities such as traumatic brain injuries, intellectual disabilities and Alzheimer’s disease.
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Community Integration of Persons with TBI
This RRTC is conducting Research and Training Projects and provides Resources & Publications. The website is offered in English en Espanol.
The Rehabilitation Research Center for TBI & SCI
The RRC provides theTraumatic Brain Injury Resource Directory (TBIRD) that lists hundreds of TBI-related resources, the Brain Matterswebsite that has a bulletin board forum for posting any sort of question about brain injury, Brain Matters is a series of community educational events designed to inform and educate the traumatic brain injury community, an email newsletter and many other resources.
The TBI Model Systems National Data Center
The Traumatic Brain Injury National Data Center publishes a newsletter on the status of the National Database of TBI research information, collected by the TBI Model Systems of Care, named Facts & Figures. View current and past issues and subscribe to the newsletter at this site.
The Coalition for American Trauma Care (CATC)
The Coalition for American Trauma Care (CATC) was founded in 1992 to provide trauma care professionals and trauma centers with national representation before the Congress and Administration in the nation's capitol. Working with its members and advisory council organizations, the Coalition achieved passage of the Trauma Care Systems and Planning Act and subsequent reauthorizations which provides national guidance and support for states to develop and implement organized systems of trauma care. The Coalition has also provided extensive leadership for passage of public safety legislation and funding support for injury programs throughout the U.S. Public Health Service including the National Institutes of Health.
Social Security Online
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
SfN is a nonprofit membership organization of scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system.
The Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC)
BIRC is operated by the Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR).
The Brain Injury Information Network
This site offers information and a support network. Approximately 30 support mailing lists and on-line chat groups are offered and hosted. Membership is free.
ReMIND.org is a movement of the Bob Woodruff Foundation that educates the public about the needs of injured service members, veterans and their families as they reintegrate into their communities and empowers people everywhere to take action.
Real Warriors Campaign
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families. The Real Warriors Campaign combats the stigma associated with seeking psychological healthcare and treatment and encourages service members to increase their awareness and use of these resources.
ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation
The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation, formally known as the National Head and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Program, provides health professionals with the impetus, tools, and support to assist in spreading the prevention message in their communities, especially to young people.
Through the Looking Glass (TLG)
TLG is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue. en Español
Traumatic Brain Injury: The Journey Home
This site provides an informative and sensitive exploration of TBI, including information for patients, family members, and caregivers. Topics include types and symptoms of brain injury, TBI treatment and recovery, and helpful insights about the potential long-term effects of brain injury. Animation is used to help patients clearly understand the brain, and the results of injuries to different parts of the brain. Survivors and their caregivers share courageous stories about their own experiences, providing down-to-earth facts along with inspiration and hope.
Traumatic Brain Injury Fact Sheets
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers fact sheets produce for Traumatic Brain Injury by National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, which works to reduce morbidity, disability, mortality, and costs associated with injuries.
United States National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine is the world's largest medical library. It is federally funded by the National Institutes of Health and Department of Health & Human Services.