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Brain Injury Resources

 

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A brain injury can result in a dramatic change in the lives both of patients and their families. The more information you have the better your ability to cope with and understand a brain injury. Below are some recommended resources that you may find helpful.

Apps

27 Life-Changing iPhone and iPad Apps for People with Brain Injury

Associations

Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut
http://biact.homestead.com

Brain Injury Association of America
http://www.biausa.org

Brain Injury Network
http://www.braininjurynetwork.org/

Brain Injury Resource Center
http://www.headinjury.com

Brain Injury Society
http://www.bisociety.org

Brain Line
http://www.brainline.org

National Resource Center for TBI
http://www.tbinrc.com/

North American Brain Injury Society
http://www.nabis.org

Other Resources


The NEAT Marketplace
Coventry and Holcomb Streets
Hartford, CT 06112
(866) 526-4492 toll free or (860) 243-2869
www.neatmarketplace.org

The NEAT Marketplace (New England Assistive Technology) restores donated assistive devices and medical equipment/supplies. NEAT is a demonstration center, as well as an equipment restoration center. Restored items are available for sale at reduced rates.

The Easter Seals Mobility Center provides thorough driving assessments to those who have an injury or impairment that may impact their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. The Center provides a clinical assessment, an on the road assessment, as well as equipment recommendations and prescriptions.

Ability Beyond Disability
4 Berkshire Blvd.
Bethel, CT 06801
1-888-832-8247
info@abilitybeyonddisability.org
http://abilitybeyond.org/

Ability Beyond Disability’s mission is to enable individuals whose independent living skills are impaired by disability, illness or injury, to achieve and maintain self-reliance, fulfillment and comfort at home, at work and in the community, by providing the best comprehensive home, health and rehabilitation services.

‘Money Follows the Person’
Department of Social Services
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5033
1-800-842-1508
www.ct.gov/dss
1-888-992-8637

‘Money Follows the Person’ is a program to assist people living in nursing homes or applying to them the opportunity to live in their own homes in the community. This program works along with other state programs including Waiver programs and is currently a work in progress.

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waiver
Department of Social Services
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5033
1-800-842-1508
http://www.ct.gov/dss/cwp/view.asp?a=2353&q=305236

This program is designed to provide a range of non-medical, home and community based services to maintain adults who have an acquired brain injury (not a developmental or degenerative disorder), in the community. Adults must be age 18-64 to apply, must be able to participate in the development of a service plan in partnership with a Department social worker, or have a Conservator to do so, must meet all technical, procedural and financial requirements of the Medicaid program, or the Medicaid for Employed Disabled program. An adult deemed eligible for the ABI Waiver, is the eligible for all Medicaid covered services. Application is made by contacting the Department’s regional offices, and returning a completed ABI Waiver Request Form.

Books

Being with Rachel: A personal Story of memory and Survival. Karen Brennan. W.W. Norton & Company, 2002.

Brain Injury: A Family Tragedy. Patt Abrahamson. HDI Publishers, 1997.

Confronting Traumatic Brain injury: Devastation, Hope, and Healing. William J. Winslade. Yale University Press, 1999.

Conquering the Darkness: One Woman’s Story of Recovering from a Brain Injury. Deborah Quinn. Paragon House, 1998.

Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Diane Roberts Stoler. Avery Publishing Group, 1998.

Cracked: Recovering After Traumatic Brain Injury. Lynsey Calderwood. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003.

Cracking Up: Nice Day for a Brain Hemorrhage. Peter Swet. Hazelden, 1998.

God Isn’t Finished With Me Yet. Kathy Hughes. Hardbound Press, 1999.

Head Injuries: The Silent Epidemic. Janelle Breese-Biagioni. NC Press Limited, 1995.

Head Injury: The Facts: A Guide for Families and Care-givers. Dorothy Gronwall. 2d edition. Oxford University press, 1998.

I am the Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility. Trisha Meili. Scribner, 2003.

I’ll Carry the Fork!: Recoving Life After Brain Injury. Kara L. Swanson. Rising Star Press, 1999.

In Search of Wings: A Journey Back from Traumatic Brain Injury. Beverly Bryant. Wings, 1992.

Journey Through Brain Trauma: A Mother’s Story of Her daughter’s Recovery. Louise Ray Morningstar. Taylor Publishing Company, 1997.

Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury. Ruthann Knechel Johansen. University of California Press, 2002.

Living with Brain Injury: A Guide for Families. Richard C. Senelick. HealthSouth, 1998.

Living with Brain Injury: A Guide for Families and Caregivers. Sonia Acorn and Penny Offer. University of Toronto press, 1998.

The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Workbook: Your Program for Regaining Cognitive Function & Overcoming Emotional Pain. Douglas J. Mason. New Harbinger Publications, 2004.

Over My Head: A Doctor’s Account of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out. Claudia Osboen. Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1998.

Smile and Jump High: The True Story of Overcoming a Traumatic Brain Injury. Donald J. Lloyd and Shannon L. Kehoe. StarLight Press, 2001.

Someone Stole Yesterday. Helene Wright. Providence House Publishers, 2000.

Where is the Mango Princess? Cathy Crimmins. Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.

Magazines

New Mobility
Published monthly by No Limits Communications, Inc., (888) 850-344

Brain Injury Journey Magazine
Free online subscription: http://www.lapublishing.com/blog/brain-injury-journey-magazine/

The Challenge!
Offered through the Brain Injury Association of America: http://www.biausa.org/brain-injury-publications.htm

Support Groups

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s FAMILY & CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP of Acquired Brain Injury Patients 
Runs first four Tuesdays of the month
Where: Hooker 2 Solarium at Gaylord Hospital
Time: 4:30-5:30p.m.
Open to all family and caregivers of current inpatients or recent Gaylord inpatients with an ABI
Dorene Scolnic, LCSW, (203) 679-3506



Locations

Gaylord Hospital Gaylord Wellness Center Gaylord Sleep Medicine / Guilford
Gaylord Hospital

Gaylord Farm Road

Wallingford, CT 06492

(203) 284-2800

Gaylord Physical Therapy, Orthopedics
and Sports Medicine

8 Devine Street

North Haven, CT 06473

203-230-9226 / 203-284-2818 Sleep Medicine


Gaylord Specialty Healthcare