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.
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Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut
200 Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095
Brain Injury Association of America
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 611
McLean, VA 22102
Brain Injury Network
707 Hahman Drive, #9276
Santa Rosa, CA 95405-9276
Brain Injury Resource Center
212 Pioneer Building
Seattle, WA 98104
Brain Injury Society
1901 Avenue N, Suite 5E
Brooklyn, NY 11230
2775 S Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22206
National Resource Center for TBI
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Physical medicine & Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 980542
Richmond, VA 23298-0542
North American Brain Injury Society
PO Box 1804
Alexandria, VA 22313
Alexandria Phone: (703) 960-6500 Fax: (703) 960-6603
Houston Phone: (713) 526-6900 Fax: (713) 526-7787
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.
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Brain Injury Journey Magazine
Free online subscription: http://www.lapublishing.com/blog/brain-injury-journey-magazine/
Offered through the Brain Injury Association of America: http://www.biausa.org/brain-injury-publications.htm
Understanding Brain Injury, www.braininjury101.org
An outstanding video series on brain injury that you can watch online that helps explain what you should know about brain injury and recovery. "The videos use simple language and images of real people who have sustained a brain injury, as well as medical experts and advocates. Judy Fortin, former CNN anchor and medical correspondent, guides you through important information to help maximize your loved one’s recovery. Lee Woodruff adds practical advice – her husband, Bob Woodruff of ABC News, was injured in a bomb blast in Iraq."