Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
ADAP receives federal funds to provide legally based advocacy services to persons with traumatic brain injury. During FY16, ADAP is committed to advocate for individualized, community-based services that will enhance the ability for persons with TBI to live independently; to ensure that individuals with TBI are free from abuse and neglect and live healthier, safer or otherwise improved lives in facilities or community settings; and that youth with TBI are provided a free appropriate public education in their least restrictive setting.
- "Know the Impact" is a short film about sports and concussion. The film is presented by the Sports Concussion Committee of the Alabama Head Injury Task Force.
- Alabama Head Injury Foundation - AHIF employs Resource Coordinators across the state who work with clients and their caregivers. Specific services include the following: Identification of local resources to aid with home modification and/or independent living, Support in securing appropriate Medicaid/Medicare/Disability payments, Financial Management, Support in securing donated or discounted medical equipment, Recreational Support Group meetings for clients and their caregivers. Respite Care - AHIF provides respite care to caregivers, giving them, at no cost, a brief break from the demands of 24/7 care of a loved one. For more information about respite care, please call Janice Waters at 205.823.3818.
- Alabama TBI - AlabamaTBI.org, a resource site for service providers, staff, individuals with brain injuries and family members.Currently, over 10,000 Alabamians are impacted by brain injury annually. AlabamaTBI.org provides links to training and resources and may offer onsite training to meet your needs and assist you in providing services for children, youth, adults, and family members in Alabama who have experienced a TBI.
For more information on brain injury and resources visit: Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, the state's lead agency on brain injury
Alabama Head Injury Foundation.
- Brain Injury Information Page - This Brain Injuries Trouble Shooting Guide provides info with particular emphasis on severe brain injuries, including assistance for those whose loved one is currently in a coma. These pages also cover concussion and post concussion syndrome.
- Brainline - BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. BrainLine includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter, and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about traumatic brain injury. BrainLine serves anyone whose life has been affected by TBI. That includes people with brain injury, their families, professionals in the field, and anyone else in a position to help prevent or ameliorate the toll of TBI. Through BrainLine, we seek to provide a sense of community, a place where people who care about TBI can go 24 hours a day for information, support, and ideas.
- Centers for Disease Control - Everyone is at risk for a traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially children and older adults. CDC's research and programs work to prevent TBIs and help people recognize, respond, and recover if a TBI occurs. These pages provide basic information, data and statistics, publications, reports and fact sheets and more.
- The Concussion Clinic at Children's of Alabama - The Concussion Clinic at Children's of Alabama was established to provide evaluation, treatment and medical clearance for "return to play" for youth and teenage athletes in our community. The strength of the program lies in our interdisciplinary focus: skilled athletic trainers, nurses and physicians from the divisions of Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine, Neurosurgery, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Neuropsychology, working together to optimize the management of children and adolescents who have suffered a concussion. Another important part of our mission involves working with the Alabama sports community to educate parents, trainers, coaches and athletic directors about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of concussion in young athletes.
- Health Services and Resources Administration/Maternal and Child Health Bureau - The goals of the Federal Traumatic Brain Injury Program focus on helping State and local agencies develop resources so that all individuals with TBI and their families will have accessible, available, acceptable, and appropriate services and supports. HRSA Goals are to assist states in expanding and improving state and local capability which, in turn, will enhance access to comprehensive and coordinated services for individuals with TBI and their families; Use existing research-based knowledge, state-of-the-art systems development approaches and the experience and products of previous TBI grantees in meeting program goals; and Generate support from local and private sources for sustainability of funded projects after Federal support terminates, through State legislative, regulatory, or policy changes which promote the incorporation of services for individuals with TBI and their families into the State service delivery systems.
- Job Accommodation Network - The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace. JAN’s trusted consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online.
- Lash and Associates Publishing/Training - Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Recovery. Find practical and informative books, tip cards, manuals, tool kits, attention training, and cognitive rehabilitation programs on traumatic and acquired brain injury, concussion, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Written for survivors, veterans, families, clinicians, therapists, educators, advocates, and caregivers, our products can be used in hospitals, rehabilitation programs, community agencies, schools, private practice, and home.
- National Association of State Head Injury Administrators - Assisting state government in promoting partnerships and building systems to meet the needs of individuals with brain injury and their families.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
- TBI Survival Guide - Nearly all of the survivors of a traumatic head injury and their families with whom I have worked have had one complaint: There is nothing written that explains head injury in clear, easy to understand language. Most say the available material is too medical or too difficult to read. The goal of this online book is to better prepare the head injured person and family for the long road ahead.
- UAB Injury Control Research Center - The Mission of the UAB Injury Control Research Center is to help the nation achieve a significant reduction in the rate of injuries and their resulting deaths and disabilities, especially in the southeastern United States. Our mission follows directly from the injury prevention-related goals of Healthy People 2010: to reduce injuries, disabilities and deaths due to unintentional injuries and violence; and, correspondingly, is consistent with the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s goal of reducing injuries and their resulting deaths and disabilities. The UAB ICRC is accomplishing its mission through the development of new and improved approaches for preventing injuries and reducing their negative outcomes. By doing so, we are working to help reduce immeasurable human suffering as well as the staggering medical and societal costs resulting from injuries.
- UAB Spinal Cord Injury Information Network - The University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS) maintains this Information Network as a resource to promote knowledge in the areas of research, health and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries, their families, and SCI-related professionals. Here, you will find our educational materials and information on research activities of the UAB-SCIMS along with links to outside (Internet) information.
- UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Care System - The University of Alabama at Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (UAB-TBIMS) maintains this Information Network as a resource to promote knowledge in research, health, and quality of life for people with traumatic brain injuries, their families, and TBI-related professionals. Here, you will find educational materials and information on research activities of the UAB-TBIMS along with links to outside (Internet) information. Although there are many informative commercial (.com) websites, this website only links to information materials originating from educational, organizational, and government entities.