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Brain Injury Resources

  • Understanding Brain Injury: Shepherd Center’s website provides videos and other information about brain injuries, including an excellent resources page. www.braininjury101/details/resources or 404-352-2020
  • Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse: Assists people with brain injury as they return to their communities. www.sidebysideclubhouse.org/ or 770-469-9355
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund of Georgia: Provides grants to Georgia residents with a brain injury. www.bsitf.state.ga.us or 1-888-233-5760
  • The American Trauma Society: Addresses prevention of trauma and improving trauma care. www.amtrauma.org or 800-556-7890
  • Brain Injury Association of America: Promotes access to quality health care, as well as awareness and understanding of brain injury through advocacy, education and research. www.biausa.org or 800-444-6443
  • National Brain Injury Information Center (BIAA): Deals with brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education, and improving the quality of life for people with a brain injury. www.biausa.org or 800-444-6443
  • Brain Trauma Foundation: Focuses on the outcome of TBI patients worldwide by developing guidelines, doing clinical research, and educating medical professionals and consumers. www.braintrauma.org or 212-772-0608
  • Family Voices: Family-centered care for children and youth with special health care needs. www.familyvoices.org/states or 888-835-5669
  • National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities: Provides information on disabilities in children and youth. www.dsusa.org/chapter.html or 800-695-0285
  • Social Security Administration: Provides cash benefits to people who have worked and have become disabled. www.ssa.gov or 800-772-1213
  • NTAF: Addresses financial hardships arising from uninsured medical expenses related to catastrophic spinal cord or brain injury. www.ntafund.org or 800-642-8399
  • Office of Disability Employment Policy: Helps ensure that people with disabilities have equal employment opportunities. www.dol.gov/odep or 866-487-2365
  • Medicare: Provides information about programs with discounted or free medication or help with other health care costs, and Medicare health plans that include prescription coverage. www.medicare.org or 800-669-838
  • National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association: Assists people with disabilities in finding transportation. www.nmeda.org or 800-833-0427
  • Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, Inc. (FODAC): Provides medical equipment to disabled people in metro Atlanta. www.fodac.org or 770-491-9014 or 1-866-977-1204
  • Easter Seals/Project ACTION: Helps provide transportation for people with disabilities. www.projectaction.easterseals.com or 1-800-659-6428
  • Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center: Promotes awareness about the rights and abilities of people with disabilities. www.sedbtac.org or 800-949-4232
  • State of Georgia Rehabilitation Services: Provides services to help people with disabilities return to work. www.vocrehabga.org or email: gvracustomer-service@gvra.ga.gov

For people with brain and spinal cord injuries:

  • Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center: Promotes the health and well-being of people with spinal cord injury, mobility impairment and paralysis. www.christopherreeve.org or 800-225-0292
  • National Spinal Cord Injury Association: Maximizes quality of life and opportunities for people with spinal cord injuries and diseases. www.spinalcord.org or 800-962-9629
  • Spinal Cord Injury Information Network: Focuses on maintaining and improving comprehensive care for people with a spinal cord injury. www.spinalcord.uab.edu or 205-934-3450

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 900 inpatients, 575 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year.