AbleData provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. Serving the nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities, AbleData does not produce, distribute or sell any of the products listed on its website. Instead, it provides information on how to contact manufacturers or distributors of these products.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 140,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. Founded in 1925, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is committed to ensuring that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders receive services to help them communicate effectively.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation is a national nonprofit that provides resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families -- building a movement to empower communities nationwide to take action to successfully reintegrate our nation’s injured heroes—especially those who have sustained the Hidden Injuries of War—back into their communities so they may thrive physically, psychologically, socially and economically.
Boulder Crest Retreats deliver free, short-duration, high-impact programs based on the science of posttraumatic growth. Programs are available for individuals (male and female), couples, families, caregivers and Gold Star families.
Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the leading national organization serving and representing individuals, families and professionals who are touched by a life-altering, often devastating, traumatic brain injury (TBI). Together with its network of more than 40 chartered state affiliates, as well as hundreds of local chapters and support groups across the country, the BIAA provides information, education and support to assist the 3.17 million Americans currently living with traumatic brain injury and their families.
Founded in 1998, the Brain Injury Network is a non-profit advocacy organization operated for and by survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI). The Brain Injury Network advocates and assists those with acquired brain injuries, as well their families and service providers. This survivor-led and operated self-help agency is a peer support, information and referral, watchdog, and advocacy agency serving people who have sustained acquired brain injuries resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, tumor and illness.
The Brain Trauma Foundation was founded to improve the outcome of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients by developing best practice guidelines, conducting clinical research, and educating medical personnel.
The Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) was established by Congress to bring together physicians and scientists in the National Capital area to develop new approaches to brain injury diagnosis and recovery. They have over 20 active clinical research studies in brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder. Most of their research takes place at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.
The Center for Parent Information & Resources (CPIR), provides information to the nation on disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation's special education law; No Child Left Behind, the nation's general education law; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.
CBIRT's fields of work include hospital-to-school re-entry, tracking educational outcomes, developing interventions to improve social relationships, and providing systematic instruction in assistive technology to improve quality of life of individuals with TBI. CBIRT also coordinates the TBI Education Consulting Team to provide school-based services to students with TBI.
CDC.gov is the Center for Disease Control's primary online communication channel, providing an online source for credible health information. Annually, there are close to 500 million page views to the site, averaging 41 million page views per month.
Commonwealth Community Trust (CCT) is a non-profit, Virginia-based statewide organization established in 1990 by parents of children with disabilities. The CCT provides a convenient and economical way to have trust funds administered for people with disabilities that will supplement the benefits offered by entitlement programs. The goal of the CCT is to enhance government programs for the lifelong special needs of the beneficiary so that he or she can live securely. The "Special Needs Trust" is funded by a third party, usually a close family member.
Disabled Sport USA’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs. Disabled Sport USA, a national nonprofit organization, was established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events.
The Epilepsy Foundation of America is the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the almost 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure. In addition to programs conducted at the national level, epilepsy clients throughout the United States are served by more than 50 Epilepsy Foundation affiliates around the country.
Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.
The Center for Education and Human Services in Acquired Brain Injury was founded and chartered by George Washington University in June 2001 to conduct applied research and special projects that will help to increase the quantity and quality of education and training for professionals who can help to improve the lives of people with brain injuries and their families.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. Comprising six bureaus and 13 offices, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory. Tens of millions of Americans get affordable health care and other help through HRSA's 80-plus programs and 3,000 grantees.
A homonymous hemianopsia is the loss of half of the field of view on the same side in both eyes. It occurs frequently in stroke and traumatic brain injuries due to the way part of the optic nerve fibers from each eye crossover as they pass to the back of the brain. Therapy to develop scanning eye movements and new types of visual field expander lenses are helping patients return to a more normal life. Hemianopsia.net provides information about the latest options available to help hemianopsia patients.
The Homelessness Resource Center (HRC) is a national training and resource center dedicated to building providers’ capacity to improve the lives of people who are homeless and who have mental illness, substance use problems, and trauma histories. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HRC’s work includes on-site training and distance learning, technical assistance, an interactive Web 2.0 website, networking opportunities for providers, and knowledge products.
The International Society for Neurofeedback & Research (ISNR) is a membership organization comprised of people from many countries and various professional disciplines doing neurotherapy, neurofeedback training, and research. The ISNR promotes excellence in clinical practice, educational applications, and research in applied neuroscience in order to better understand and enhance brain function.
The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation is a peer-reviewed journal that provides information on clinical management and rehabilitation of persons with head injuries for the practicing professional. It is the official journal of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA).
Lash and Associates Publishing/Training Inc. publishes practical, informative, and affordable materials on traumatic brain injury in children, youths, adults and veterans. Its audience includes families, persons with brain injuries, health care professionals, rehabilitation specialists, educators and community staff. Lash and Associates have chosen authors who are experts in their fields to write on the neurological, psychological, communicative, psychosocial and educational impact of brain injuries among children, youth and adults.
LEARNet is a online brain injury resource for teachers, clinicians, parents, and students produced by the Brain Injury Association of New York State. Project LEARN and the LEARNet website makes available “anytime access” with A/TBI consulting services to all schools and families in the state and beyond, but without the costs of an A/TBI specialist who consults in person with each school and family. The Brain Injury Association of America recognized Project LEARN and LEARNet, by awarding the program the 2007 BIAA State Excellence Award in Programming.