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America's Heroes at Work is a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) project that addresses the employment challenges of returning service members living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The project provides employers and the workforce development system with the tools they need to help returning service members affected by TBI and/or PTSD succeed in the workplace - particularly service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to Chris and Tommy Tiedemann, no college guidebook specifically addresses the needs of students with physical disabilities. In response, they created this disability friendly college website and built the first interactive “college guide” for students with physical disabilities. The site includes interactive charts of more than 75 disability friendly colleges and their services, compiled by the Tiedemanns, who, as a physically disabled college student and a professional writer, have first-hand experience with the subject.
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 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.