Brain Injury Resources And Information
The legal team at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is dedicated to helping brain injury victims obtain the compensation they need to rebuild their lives after a brain injury and move forward.
We believe that information is a key part of the brain injury recovery process. Knowledge not only empowers you to make decisions regarding your health care, but also allows you to make informed choices concerning your legal representation.
Here are some resources that our brain injury clients have found helpful:
TBI Resource Guide
This website offers a variety of links, resources, articles and chat rooms for people dealing with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The website contains many articles focusing on dealing with and recovering from TBI.
TBI Survival Guide
This link allows people to download all or part of Dr. Glen Johnson's book "Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide."
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The NINDS mission is to reduce the burden of neurological disease. This link provides extensive information on research, prognosis and treatment of TBI. The site also provides links to recent publications on the subject of TBI.
Brain Trauma Foundation
The BTF is a research institute dedicated to improving the outlook of TBI victims everywhere. This website offers important information about TBI injuries and provides recent updates on research and treatment breakthroughs.
National Rehabilitation Information Center
The NRIC provides an abundance of disability and rehabilitation information for people who have suffered a wide variety of injuries. The website offers important information specifically related to both brain and spinal cord injuries.
Brain Injury Association of America
The Brain Injury Association is devoted to creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy. Its website offers people a wide variety of resources, from professionals to publications to chat rooms.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
The OSERS is a governmental organization dedicated to improving the lives of disabled individuals by researching better ways to rehabilitate the disabled. Its website offers a wealth of information for disabled people of all ages, but is specifically helpful to families with disabled children.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers important information on incidence, causes and prevention of TBI. The website is an important informational tool for anyone interested in learning more about TBI.
Traumatic Brain Injury National Data Center
The TBI National Data Center is the coordinating center for disseminating information about TBI. The center has published comprehensive "models" of care for people who have suffered TBI for the past 15 years. Its website provides the center's yearly publication on care models, as well as information about pre-eminent researchers in the field of TBI care.
The Perspectives Network
The Perspectives Network focuses on enhancing dialogue between TBI sufferers, their families and professionals in hopes of creating positive change and greater public awareness in the field of TBI.
Health Communities Neurology Channel
This website, developed and maintained by physicians, offers relevant information on TBI and provides a list of neurologists specializing in TBI.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASLHA is an important research tool for people dealing with communication difficulties related to TBI. The website offers important information about how and where to find the right speech pathologist for someone with TBI.
The Mayo Clinic offers information and treatment to people suffering from TBI. Its website offers important information about prevention, self-care and coping skills for people with TBI.
The Able Project
The Able Project is a nonprofit organization providing a place for people with disabilities to find many of the important products they need. Its website offers links to a variety of retailers of special assistance equipment.
Access to Recreation
This retail website provides important products to individuals with disabilities.
This organization is dedicated to enabling people with disabilities to access public transportation. The website allows visitors to read up on the ongoing struggle for better transportation for the disabled. You can also join the group through the website.
Traumatic Brain Injury-For Your Information
This website, run by Santa Clara Medical Center, offers information and answers to questions to people with traumatic brain injuries and their families.
Handbooks for Care
Developed by the University of Miami, this website offers both patient and health care provider handbooks for traumatic brain injuries.
Rehabilitation Research Center
This research center is dedicated to finding new ways to treat and help people with traumatic brain injuries. The website allows visitors to find out about ongoing research and advancements being made.
Brain Injury Society
This society works toward the betterment of individuals suffering from acquired brain injury, including traumatic brain injury. Its website has information about membership as well as past and future goals of the group.