Life is different after a traumatic brain injury. In addition to all the physical changes a brain injury may bring, a traumatic brain injury can also mean the loss of a career or the disruption of an education. It can change your plans for the future, alter the way you meet and make friends, and affect the way you think about yourself. Life after a brain injury usually involves challenges, but that doesn't mean life is less valuable or fulfilling.
While everyone with a brain injury embarks on their own unique journey toward recovery, there are some common experiences that many people share -- experiences that can offer tremendous inspiration and support at various points in life.
Creativity in Caregiving
Loving wife and teacher Abby Maslin uses her creativity and teaching skills to help her husband recover from a severe TBI.
"Growing up with a father with a TBI is complicated, un-ending grief without closure. It’s the opposite of resolution. It’s missing someone like hell who’s still alive and with you."
Here’s What I’ve Learned by Accident … How About You?
People often ask Rosemary what she has learned from Hugh's traumatic brain injury and all that has come after. In this week's blog post, she shares some of the lessons she has learned along the way.
Challenges with Acts of Daily Living After a Brain Injury
Problems with acts of daily living like dressing or washing can vary greatly and sometimes professional help is necessary.
Life Out of Order
Rosemary talks with author and caregiver Sally Laux who lost her three brothers — two to death, one to a severe TBI.
Sexuality After Traumatic Brain Injury
Learn about the common sexual problems that can occur after a traumatic brain injury and ways to improve sexual functioning.
Banishing Caregiver’s Remorse
Do you feel like no matter how much time you spend caregiving, you are not doing enough? Rosemary has felt that way, too, but realized she needed to do something about it.
Superman: Suzanne Laboy's Blog
In February 2013, police officer Peter Laboy was shot in the head. His wife, Suzanne, is chronicling the family's journey.
What Does It Mean to Survive?
"Life and living is the very definition of surviving. It is what the living do. Definitions are meant to change. Able to change. For the brain injured, begging to change. What does it mean to you to have survived?"
"Think for a moment about the best gift you have ever received. What made it so different from all the rest?" Rosemary shares one birthday present she will treasure forever.
Paper Trail or Trial?
Before Hugh’s injury, I loved getting mail in my mailbox. Afterward, I dreaded adding another pile to the piles of mail that permanently resided on my desk, office floor, and living room table.
Gray Matters: G. Gayle Kelley
"TBI does not change the fact that we are human beings. We have feelings. We are not second class citizens. We are different, but different does not mean worse."
Gray Matters: T.K. Johns and Tim Johns
"You want your son back so bad and you want him to have a normal life. It's not going to happen ... all you can do is be there 100 percent."
Brain Injury and Grief: Fact or Fiction
Grief can come in many hues of gray — from the loss of a loved one to the effects of a life event like a brain injury.
Why Stories Matter
Rosemary talks about giving her first caregiving talk at a brain injury conference and how friendships and opportunities burgeoned from there.
Life Out of Order
Sally Laux has lost her three brothers — two to death, one to a severe TBI — and yet, as she walks on a landscape of new textures and colors, she somehow continues to find meaning in her life.
What exactly is "resilience"? In her caregiving blog, Rosemary talks about this important ability as a way to "bounce forward" after brain injury.
"I Am Not a Vegetable, I Am a Person"
TBI can come with increased risks of other health problems like Alzheimers, but what harm is there in choosing to live a healthy life rather than focusing on what could happen?
Why Is Brain Injury and Aging So Understudied?
So why are issues of aging, longevity, and the ability to be vulnerable to or resist the diseases of age with a disability like TBI so understudied?
Reveling in the "Universe Between Our Ears" -- Especially After a TBI
The philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre said that humans are "condemned to freedom." What does that mean for people with TBI and their caregivers?
Watch this clip from a powerful documentary about a brilliant actress who triumphed over the loss of her short-term memory.
Positive Ways to Reinvent Oneself After a TBI
Life is not always "candy and ponies," but for people with a TBI who have lost something that was integral to their identity, sometimes finding the spirit of that trait can open new doors.
Welcome to My Caregiving Blog
"I never planned to be a caregiver. I don’t think many people do ... " Read the first entry of our new caregiving blog by Rosemary Rawlins.
A Crash Too Late
Seven years after having to leave her beloved sport of alpine ski racing, Lesley LeMasurier shares her story and sage advice.
Rise and Shine
An excerpt from a stunning book about what it means to return to live after a near-death experience.
The Kubler-Ross Stages of Grief Are Different with TBI
The Elisabeth Kubler-Ross model of grieving shows stages from denial to bargaining to acceptance. For caregivers with a loved one with TBI, these stages are not so orderly.
You Are Not Your Brain Injury; You Are You
The loss of self-identity following a TBI can be very difficult for the injured person and his family. But the person is still there with strengths and weaknesses, just like anyone.
What Does Autonomy Really Mean for a Person with a TBI?
Ron Broughton of Brookhaven Hospital talks about ways that healthcare providers can use flexibility to help their patients continue to make progress on a daily basis.
The Ability to Drive Safely After a Severe Brain Injury Is Frequently Compromised
Driving takes a great deal of concentration and coordination. Rehab for this complex activity should be a main goal of certain reintegration programs.
9 Things NOT to Say to Someone with a Brain Injury
Brain injury is confusing to people who don’t have one. Learn what to say and, more importantly, what NOT to say, to someone with a TBI.
The Way I Walk
As a young Cub Scout, the "Broken Arrow Boy" fell and an arrow in his hand punctured his brain. More than 50 surgeries later, Adam Moore lives a spiritual and artistic life.
Artist Ginny Ruffner's TBI: Yesterday's News
Giving up art after her TBI was never a choice. "Giving up art is like giving up having green eyes. It's who I am, not what I do."
The Benefits of Being a Gym Rat -- Before and After a Brain Injury
I keep making improvements partly because I go to the gym, partly because I do exercises at home, and partly because I'm so dang stubborn. I want to keep moving forward.
Choose to Laugh or Cry After a Brain Injury
Artist Ginny Ruffner thinks a TBI is like the universe having a really wicked sense of humor ... but she shows that determination and humor can outmatch any challenge.
Recovery Motivated by Fear ... and the Drive to Create Art
In therapy post-TBI, artist Ginny Ruffner was taught to bag groceries. That scared her — and motivated her to always do more than she needed to.
Best Advice to Keep Pushing Forward After a Brain Injury
Artist Ginny Ruffner's advice to others with TBI: "Persist! Keep doing it, trying it, pushing it, saying no I'm not stopping it. Keep Going!"
Artist Ginny Ruffner on Curiosity, Language, and the Brain
Artists may see the world differently from most people, but for artist Ginny Ruffner, especially after her brain injury, thinking about thinking, thinking about wonder and how the mind creates and is endlessly fascinating.
The Changing Wonders of Art and Beauty — Before and After a Brain Injury
Artist Ginny Ruffner believes that surrounding herself with beauty makes her happier in her head and heart ... and beauty is always changing.
Creating Art After a Brain Injury
Since her brain injury, world-renowned artist Ginny Ruffner has had to discover different and more inventive ways to create her art.
Fighting the "TBI Wars": New Alternatives for TBI Survivors
In A Farewell to Arms, Hemingway wrote, “The world breaks us all, then after, some are strong at the broken places.”
Growing Up with Brain Injury
This is a glimpse into the life of girl whose father sustained a brain injury. Her life continues to be defined by the moment of her father's car crash — for better and for worse.
Bring on the Steeple Chase!
"For the brain injured, for anyone needing to restart their lives after all of their normal has been stripped, the Olympics provide a serious, wonderful, hopeful dose of what is possible in each of us."
What Is Your It?
"It" is the recipient of all of your best.What is your "it"?
Brain Injury and Depression
It can be incredibly painful for people with brain injury to be constantly confronted with the contrast with how life is and how life was. These disparities can often trigger depression.
Strategies to Help People with TBI and Their Families Deal with Loneliness
People with a brain injury — and their families — often feel as if no one understands what they're going through. But there are strategies to help.
Dealing with Unpredictability and Uncertainty After a Brain Injury
"Will my son be able to finish high school?" "Will my husband be able to keep his job?" "How will we pay the mortgage now that my wife has lost her job?" "Why do I lose my temper at the drop of a hat now when I never did before?" Unpredictability and uncertainty after a TBI are scary, but life will get easier as problems are solved and families develop a new normal.
When the Ambiguity of Loss Ends After Brain Injury
Although it is painful for a person with TBI and his family to recognize what has been lost from the injury, that understanding also frees them to grieve and move forward.
What Is Ambiguous Loss and How Does It Relate to Brain Injury?
Coined by Pauline Boss, PhD, "ambiguous loss" describes the grief associated with a loss of a person or relationship, in which there is confusion or uncertainty about that person or relationship ... such as a loved one with TBI who may be physically present but pschologically absent, or less present.
What Keeps People from Moving Forward After a Brain Injury?
Acceptance of a "new self" can be especially hard for perfectionsts and high achievers; they have a hard time accepting the loss of who they once were.
Patience and Persistence Are Key for Caregiving
The prolonged period of stress after a loved one has a TBI can last years. Asking for help, being patient and persistent, and knowing that life may be different but it will get easier and better are crucial points for caregivers.
Loss of Relationships After a TBI Is Often Most Devastating Outcome
Friendships often fall apart after someone has a TBI, adding a whole other layer of loss on top of the brain injury.
Have you ever dreamt that you were terrified, you screamed, but nothing came out? Imagine you are paralyzed, too. You can’t shield your face with your hands or run away, but you see, hear, and understand everything coming at you.
My Daughter with a Brain Injury Acts Like a Teenager
Skills required for parenting can be taught but a safe, loving environment is critical.
"The puzzle of my life has a thousand pieces to it, and I am learning how to fit them all together."
Nourish Your Noggin: Nutrition and Your Brain
What you eat greatly influences your body's ability to function well — physically and emotionally. Eating right is even more important after a brain injury.
Nourish Your Noggin: What Foods to Avoid and Why
Foods are best eaten in their most alive, natural states. Learn more about what you put in your body and how it can affect you physically and emotionally.
More Reasons to Exercise After a Brain Injury
Improved mood, cardiovascular fitness, and increased self-esteem are some of the main reasons people with a brain injury should partake in regular exercise.
How to Deal with a New, Angrier Version of a Beloved Husband and Father?
Family counseling is crucial to help everyone deal with the emotional effects of a brain injury.
Is It Safe to Fly After a Brain Injury?
Pressurization in the airplane and the risk of seizures should be considered before flying after a TBI.
Cómo obtener ayuda y apoyo técnico después de una lesión cerebral militar
Lidiar con una lesión cerebral puede ser algo frustrante y aislante. Pero tú no estás solo.
BrainLineMilitary.org: Getting Help and Support After a Military Brain Injury
This public service announcement features Army Veterans Adam Anicich and Reanita Gray who both sustained a TBI while fighting in Iraq. Former Sgt. Anicich and Staff Sgt. Reanita Gray (Ret) encourage other service members and veterans to use BrainLineMilitary.org as a go-to resource.
“Please don’t keep bringing up my past. I don’t live there anymore.”
The Girlfriend's Guide to TBI: Or Everything Your Doctor Won't Tell You
Do you need to nap after showering because it's so exhausting? Is grocery shopping like climbing a mountain?
Most people in Upstate New York remember March 15, 1993 as the day the Blizzard of the Century paralyzed the region. For Jon, it was a day when a train hit him and his life changed forever.
Can Facebook Be a Social Life Preserver for People with Brain Injury?
More than half of people with TBI use Facebook to create and maintain friendships.
How Yoga Can "Not" Wreck Your Body
"As someone who has sustained a brain injury, I am sure that yoga has helped my body, not wrecked it."
Finding the Words Again After a Life-Changing Brain Injury
After a life-changing brain injury, this sports journalist learns that words, as always, save him.
Halloween and Such
Take off your mask ... it's hot and sticky under there and the elastic gets caught in your hair.
From the Ground Up
One journalist makes sense of his TBI by once again putting pen to paper.
Ginny Ruffner: a not so still life
Watch this clip about world-renowned artist Ginny Ruffner, who refuses to let a debilitating brain injury slow down her drive to create art.
The Power and Potency of Social Capital
Pertinent to people with TBI, "Social capital" is a term used to describe the relationships in people's lives and the benefits derived from those relationships.
If I Look So Good, Why Do I Feel So Bad?
The fact that brain injury is often an invisible injury can be painful. Learn how to react to people's questions and comments.
The love of a family makes a world of difference after a brain injury.
Learning to Let Go, Again
A day with friends on the links ended Ryan's life as he — and his family — knew it, but their life includes many more happy chapters.
Libby Parker: Finding Her Rhythm
In the last chapter of Naomi Parker's book about her daughter’s brain injury, Libby was starting her senior year of high school. BrainLine wanted to find out where she is now.
Anne Forrest: Bringing Up Baby
By the time baby Daniel arrived, Anne Forrest “had been practicing having a baby for a long time.”
Are High Altitudes Bad for Someone who Sustained a Brain Injury?
A mother wants to know if her daughter should go skydiving.
BrainSTARS: Social Skills
Understand that your child or student may desire friendships but lacks the skills necessary to develop and nurture them. Learn how to help.
"Normal" People Do Yoga
"I have to admit that I didn’t expect Satan to come as a yoga instructor ... "
A Brain Injury Support Group Could Be One of the Best Things That Ever Happens to You
"I never thought I was a 'support group person' ... I wanted to take action, not talk about my problems."
Brain injury Blogs: Voices from People Living with Traumatic Brain Injury
"You've got to look forward, you can't look back. Only look back in order to see how far you've come."
Lost & Found: What Brain Injury Survivors Want You to Know
Hear what people with TBI are really thinking and want their friends, family, and others to know.
Lost & Found: Caps, Sunglasses, and Earplugs
It’s not your imagination: your sense of touch, taste, smell, hearing, or vision can be extra sensitive after a brain injury.
20 Life-Changing Android Apps for People with Brain Injury
Got an Android? Learn about these revolutionary apps for simplifying everyday life with brain injury.
Part II: Brain Injury X-Posed: The Survivor's View
Experience the powerful images and words by a group of people living with TBI in this second installment of a photographic exhibit.
Keep Moving Forward: Children with Brain Injuries
Learn from three children and their families who live day to day with the effects of brain injury.
Mary Walia's Story: Humor and Moxie After a Brain Injury
"I’m a young woman with a lot to give to the world, and the world has a lot to give me yet.”
Letter to My Wife's Family
A long-time caregiver writes an honest plea for help and support to his wife's siblings.
Three Thousand and Some Change
"The average person has 3,000 thoughts every day ... I’d be interested to see how many of mine begin with, “I forgive…” and “I am grateful for….” and “I am capable of….”
Making a Difference #11: Adriana
Learn about one young woman who has not stopped working hard on her recovery since the moment she woke up from her coma.
Making a Difference #12: Erroll
Six years after a car wreck, Erroll teaches elementary school PE. "I'm problaby the most positive person you'll ever meet."
Making a Difference #13: Sammy
Watch how the lives of Sammy and his parents have taken new shape since his injury. "Life changes, priorities change ..."
Making a Difference
A multi-module video that illustrates the neuro-anatomy of a TBI and the everyday difficulties experienced by many people with brain injury.
A Friend's "Accident" Brings It All Back
"Hearing the news of my friend's car crash was like reliving the emotions and pain of my own crash and the battles afterwards ..."
With Brain Injury, Problems Mean Derailment
"It doesn’t take much to derail a person with a brain injury ... "
The Hidden Secret of Brain Injury: Hypothalamus Dysfunction
"Why did I look like the Michelin Man — puffy, round faced, fat feet, no bones showing?"
Head Injury, Rising Heart Rate, and Diabetes: A Crappy Combo
Being diagnosed with something like diabetes after a TBI seems like a cruel slap in the face.
Shireen Jeejeebhoy's Brain Injury Blog
Funny and irreverent, Shireen Jeejeehboy shares her brain injury blog that is full of stories and great information.
What Does Your Scar Tissue Look Like?
Why brain injury should be called the "invisible monster."
What Personality Traits Help with Successful Outcome After TBI?
Tenacity, acceptance, learning compensatory strategies ... what will work best for you?
Finding Home Health Services After Brain Injury
Home healthcare for a loved one after TBI usually ends up being a creative "hodge-podge" of services.
Creating a "Plan B" for Life After a Brain Injury
Coming to terms with a different life after a TBI can be challenging, but finally, perhaps, a relief.
Leisure Activities Often Change After a Brain Injury
Activities and hobbies post-injury tend to be less active and more isolated.
See how friends and family rallied around the glowing and fiesty girl they loved — and how that helped during her recovery from a TBI.
The New Me
Poems and thoughts from people with brain injury, created in a peer support group in Ireland.
Like a lot of people after a TBI, Geo Gosling had issues with anger ... and "furiadage."
When Libby Lost Her Smile
The story of a mother's relentless battle to help her daughter — in school and in life — after a brain injury.
Peer Group Support Can Enhance Well-Being After Brain Injury
Peer group intervention helped improve depression scores and community integration.
How I Recovered from Brain Damage
The story of a California girl who, after a TBI, becomes a beacon of health and wellness for herself and countless others.
I'll Carry the Fork: Recovering a Life After Brain Injury
"Sometimes when your life ends, you don't actually die."
After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story - A Journaling Workbook
Learning how sharing your story can be "medicine" for you and others.
The Power of Working in a Group Setting After a Brain Injury
Group treatment could help with learning compensatory cognitive strategies.
Passage to Nirvana: A Survivor's Zen Voyage
One man's journey after a brain injury that includes poetry, thoughts on Zen Buddhism, and a sailor's yarn.
Kara Swanson's Brain Injury Blog
Kara Swanson's blog is invariably filled with insight, wisdom ... and humor.
Feed Your Body, Feed Your Brain: Nutritional Tips to Speed Recovery
A hungry brain cannot function. Give it the food and nutrients it needs.
“Here. Make Yourself Useful.”
"So, when someone like that tosses a rag your way and tells you, 'Here. Make yourself useful,' you get busy."
StoryCorps Atlanta: Frank and Claudia Ford
Frank Ford, 43, who sustained a severe TBI just after college graduation talks with his mother, his caregiver, about their life now.
How to Choose Services for Yourself and Your Loved One
What is my impression of the service level? How will my family or I participate in planning services and determining schedules? Learn what to look for when choosing rehab services or facilities.
Keep the Gems
What are the "gems" that you have kept post-brain injury?
Driving After Traumatic Brain Injury
Learn what steps you need to take to get behind the wheel again after a TBI.
Cracked: Recovering After Traumatic Brain Injury
One girl's "regrowth of her adolescent spirit" after a brain injury.
Brain Injury Survivors: Narratives of Rehabilitation and Healing
A creative and professional approach to improving care for people living with brain injury.
Mindfulness and Brain Injury: The Central Park Jogger’s Story
Trisha Meili, known through the media as the Central Park Jogger, shares the story of her attack as well as how mindfulness and living in the present moment continues to help with her recovery.
From Kara Swanson's Brain Injury Blog - No time for "I coulda been somebody."
One Bad Decision
Michael Nepola was loving life as a high school kid. Then he made one bad decision: to drink and drive. Telling his story, he beseeches people not to make the same mistake he did.
Life with a Brain Injury: Preparing Yourself and Your Family
There is no preparation for a brain injury, but knowledge and action in its wake are key for the whole family.
After a serious biking accident, "all I had to guide me was a damaged brain."
An Introduction to Rehabilitation: The Healing Brain
An invaluable overview and resource to the rehab process — short- and long-term.
Long-Term Disability After TBI
How many people are affected?
El ADA: Sus derechos como individuo
Este folleto explica la sección del ADA que corresponde a la discriminación en el trabajo.
The Role of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Prayer After Brain Injury
Learn how and why non-traditional practices can help after brain injury.
The Other Breakfast Club
The other breakfast club is a group of teens with traumatic brain injury who meet to help each other with their injuries.
Is Facebook the Newest Brain Therapy?
What role do social networking sites like Facebook play in the lives of people with TBI?
Traumatic Brain Injury: Strategies for Surviving & Thriving
Real life experiences from people in rehab & recovery. Guide: Traumatic Brain Injury: Strategies for Surviving and Thriving Manual.
Going the Distance
These poignant stories about brain injury show the resiliency of the human body and spirit.
Water Under the Bridge
“Water Under the Bridge” was written by Jeff Shattuck after he sustained a brain injury. It is sung by Eryn Young. Guitars are the work of Tim Young. Bass is Sam Bevan and drums are Andy Korn. Everything was recorded by Jaime Durr at Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco. Used by permission. For more information on Jeff Shattuck and his music, go to Cerebellumblues.squarespace.com. Transcript of this Video.
Embracing the Chaos and Joy: One Nurse's View of Working with People with Brain Injury
“People’s drive and resilience never cease to amaze me.”
Five Crazy Guys, Part 6
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Five Crazy Guys, Part 5
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Five Crazy Guys, Part 4
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Five Crazy Guys, Part 3
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Five Crazy Guys, Part 2
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Five Crazy Guys, Part 1
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Raising Mario Twice
A mother's story of the night that changed her family's live, and everything that happened since then.
Couldn't Happen to Me
"This is not the path I chose. But I have to make the best of it."
What Is It We Are Really Fearing?
Making peace — sort of — with being broke after TBI.
Five Crazy Guys
Listen to the weekly conversations of this self-named group.
How Best to Deal with Professionals Following Brain Injury
Get the most from your legal and medical appointments.
The Cerebellum Blues
After an injury, one man's brain on music.
Are Brain Injury Support Groups Worth the Time?
A place to share resources and feel more connected to others with TBI who understand.
Problem Solving for Families After Brain Injury
Learn five crucial steps.
Fundamentals for Living Better After Brain Injury
Ways to feel more satisfied with your life.
Brain Injury Dialogues: Introduction
Meet a few faces of TBI in this moving documentary.
Brain Injury Dialogues: Brain Injury Pride
Celebrations of the journey.
Crooked Smile - Video Excerpt of Daniel Skiing
Watch Daniel Cohen, 33, who sustained a brain injury 16 years before, enjoy the Calgary slopes.
Caron Gan Talks About Barriers in Working Towards Independence
What barriers can therapists encounter when working with families helping a loved one?
Caron Gan Talks About Behavior and Personality Changes After TBI
Why is my loved one's behavior and personality suddenly different?
Dr. Tedd Judd Talks About Brain Injury and Working With Hispanic Families of Returning Wounded Warriors
Professionals working with returning veterans of Hispanic descent need to learn about their cultural mores.
Guidelines for Using Brain Injury Rehabilitation Techniques at Home
The more professionals can teach caregivers, the more effective the rehab techniques will be at home.
Dr. Tedd Judd Talks About Finding the Right Caregiver After TBI
People with TBI need to find a good fit with caregivers — from family members to professionals.
Dr. Tedd Judd Talks About Brain Injury and Setting Family Centered Goals
What makes family-centered care so effective?
Que hacer y no que hacer al revelar información sobre su discapacidad
Esta guía ofrece conejos sobre lo que se debe hacer y no hacer al revelar una discapacidad.
Trisha Meili: Going the Distance
Trisha Meili — the Central Park Jogger — shares her personal best.
Beneficios por incapacidad
Aprende más sobre los beneficios de Seguro Social por incapacidad.
The Connection Between TBI and Neurodegenerative Diseases
What's the difference?
Hidden Battles on Unseen Fronts
From a war zone to a college campus. Read Army Sargeant David Emme’s story.
To Wherever Oceans Go
Learn how one woman refused to limit her potential.
Brain Interrupted: The Story of John's Traumatic Brain Injury
Mt. Sinai's Dr. Wayne Gordon introduces one mother's powerful story about the importance of accurate diagnosis.
The Truth About Divorce After Traumatic Brain Injury
What you can do to reduce the risks.
A Matter of Panache
Read how a school psychologist had to learn to ask for help after a TBI.
Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury
Meet a handful of people with brain injury who give courage and tenacity new meaning.
Amazed We're Still Amazed
Find out why this writer with TBI asks "why not me?"
Personal Story: Teens Talking to Teens
Meet Sabrina — a teen talking to other teens about her experience after brain injury.
Wind Dancing: The Gift of Healing Traumatic Brain Injury
The story of how a brain injury helped one woman find her true self.
La Red de Acomodación en el Empleo
Aprende más sobre La Red de Acomodación en el Empleo (JAN).
La importancia de descansar
Infórmese sobre la importancia del descanso después de una lesión cerebral.
One Bad Decision
"Don't let this happen to you" — Watch one young man's story of his brain injury.
A Conversation with Joan Ryan
Hear the backstory from the author of The Water Giver. A mother's love for her brain-injured son.
A mother's tragedy, terror, and triumph through a child's traumatic brain injury.
Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury: A Self-Help Primer
A self-help guide from someone who orchestrated his own successful recovery post-TBI.
The Smile on My Forehead
After her brain injury, Jennifer Mosher learned to embrace her two smiles.
A Voice for Traumatic Brain Injury
How did someone with TBI end up in a mental institution and then in prison?
Every 21 Seconds
A story that puts words to what so many people with TBI experience.
Online Safety for Children with LD
All children are at risk for being bullied or harassed, but for those with disabilities, bullying is more prevalent.
Forever Seeking "Normal"
Find out why this writer with TBI thinks "brain injury is no gig for sissies."
BrainLine Talks with Jason and Susannah Ferguson About Family and TBI
BrainLine talks with Jason and Susannah Ferguson about how Jason's brain injury has affected their marriage, family, and outlook on life.
Every 21 Seconds - The Story of 8 Survivors of TBI
See an excerpt from a video that profiles the stories of eight people with TBI.
The Many Faces of Traumatic Brain Injury
Learn more about the short- and long-term effects of TBI from both professionals and individuals with brain injury.
How to Succeed in Biz-Ness by Really Trying (Logan's Story)
This is the story of a girl named Logan who persevered through her brain injury to create a magazine for other kids with disabilities and inspire them to achieve their dreams and goals.
PDA Intervention Plan: Implementing Electronic Memory and Organization Aids
Can a PDA help a person with TBI get organized?
Preguntas y respuestas respecto a la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades
Este folleto contesta las preguntas más frecuentes sobre la ADA.
Acomodaciones en el empleo al retornar al trabajo
Aprende más sobre las acomodaciones útiles al retornar al trabajo después de una lesión cerebral.
Acomodaciones en el empleo para personas con lesiones cerebrales
Aprende más sobre las acomodaciones que pueden ser útiles para personas con una lesión cerebral.
Brain Injury X-Posed: The Survivor's View
A photographic exhibit created by a group of people with TBI to reflect their experience living with brain injury.
Guía sobre las leyes de derechos de discapacitados
Esta guía explica las leyes federales que aplican las personas discapacitadas.
Preguntas frecuentes sobre los Títulos II y III de la ADA
Esta guía contesta las preguntas frecuentes sobre los Títulos II y III de la ADA.
To Love What Is
“On a moonless summer night my husband fell nine feet from a sleeping loft to the floor and did not die.”
Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario (SSI)
Aprende más sobre Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario (SSI).
I Wanted My Brain Back
What happens when you’re a PhD economist and you suddenly can’t remember things or think straight?
TBI Consumer Report: Long-Term Post-TBI Health Problems
Learn about related health problems like depression, thyroid problems, and headaches.
Stories from a "Silent Epidemic": Oral History Project Counters Myths About Traumatic Brain Injury
In countless ways a person's life is altered in a moment after a brain injury.
Guía para personas con discapacidades en busca de empleo
Este folleto responde a preguntas acerca de los derechos laborales bajo la ADA.
"Your life can change in an instant ... but ... life goes on. Don't trust anyone!"
Why Aquatic Therapy?
Learn how water helps break the cycle of chronic pain after TBI.
My Invisible Disability
One young man's story of how he brought light to tragedy.
Memory Matters: Now What Did I Come In Here for? Strategies for Remembering What You’re Looking for
Forgeting what you are looking for is common problem after TBI. Here are some suggestions.
A Guide to Disability Rights Laws
Know your rights — an overview of Federal civil rights for people with disabilities.
Understanding Your Emotions
It's common — and understandable — to feel overwhelmed after a TBI.
Información sobre discrimen por razon de impedimentos
Este artículo explica las leyes del Título I de la Ley para Personas Impedidas 1990.
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