Alabama Head Injury Foundation

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) &
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Links

AbilityHub
Assistive Technology for people with a disability who find operating a computer difficult, maybe even impossible. This website will direct you to adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers.
 
Ask NOAH About Spinal Cord and Head Injuries
NOAH seeks to provide high quality full-text health information for consumers that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased. NOAH currently supports English and Spanish.
 
American Medical Identifications
American Medical Identifications serves the medical community and the public at large by offering quality medical identification products which - in a medical emergency - allow medics or other medical personnel to administer aid in a more prompt and efficacious manner than might otherwise be possible.
 
Bike Helmet Safety Institute 
We are a small, active, non-profit consumer-funded program providing bicycle helmet information.  We try to explain the technology of helmets to consumers, and promote better helmets through improved standards.
brain injury.com
A medical, legal, and informational resource for persons dealing with traumatic brain injury.
 
Brain Injury Association of America
Promotes awareness, understanding and prevention of brain injury through education, advocacy, research grants and community support services that lead toward reduced incidence and improved outcomes of children and adults with brain injuries.
Brain Injury Forum
"A brain injury doesn't just change the life of the individual, it changes the lives of everyone around them."
BrainLine.org 
BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. BrainLine includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter, and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about traumatic brain injury.  BrainLine serves anyone whose life has been affected by TBI. That includes people with brain injury, their families, professionals in the field, and anyone else in a position to help prevent or ameliorate the toll of TBI.
Brain Trauma Foundation
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.
 
Brain Injury Resource Center
This site is maintained by: Brain Injury Resource Center -- a non-profit clearinghouse founded and operated by head injury activists since 1985.  The purpose of this site is to share with you lessons we learned long ago. Our intention is help you avoid much of the grief and loss of  brain injury, and perhaps to inspire you to get involved.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.  
 
International Brain Injury Association
Founded in 1993, the International Brain Injury Association is dedicated to providing international leadership, advancing opportunities and successes for persons with brain injury.
 
KidNeeds.com
A worldwide resource that provides children with special needs, families and other caregivers with access to comprehensive information.
 
Lash and Associates Publishing/Training
We are committed to helping families, survivors, clinicians, teachers, advocates and counselors recognize and respond to the special needs of children, adolescents and young adults with brain injuries, and other disabilities.
 
Medical Assistant Degree-Medical Resources: Traumatic Brain Injuries
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)/Traumatic Brain Injury From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
NCDDR's scope of work focuses on knowledge translation (KT) of NIDRR-sponsored research and development results into evidence-based instruments and systematic reviews. NCDDR is developing systems for applying rigorous standards of evidence in describing, assessing, and disseminating research and development outcomes.
 
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders. Created by the U.S. Congress in 1950, NINDS is one of the more than two dozen research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH, located in Bethesda, Maryland, is an agency of the Public Health Service within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NINDS has occupied a central position in the world of neuroscience for 50 years.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Working with local and national officials and agencies to develop better programs and services and act as community advocates for improved access, housing, transportation, employment, and leisure time activities for disabled people. Peer support and other services are also provided.
 
Perspectives Network
Primary focus is positive communication between persons with brain injury, family members/ caregivers/friends of persons with brain injury, those many professionals who treat persons with brain injury and community members in order to create positive changes and enhance public awareness and knowledge of acquired/traumatic brain injury.
 
Spinalcord Injury Information Network
The Spinalcord Injury Information Network is funded through grants to the UAB Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Secondary Conditions of Spinal Cord Injury and UAB Model SCI Care System.
 
Tramatic Brain Injury Model Systems  National Data & Statistical  Center
The Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Data and Statistical Cent(TBINDSC) located at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado, is a central resource for researchers and data collectors within the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) program. The primary purpose of the TBINDSC is to advance medical rehabilitation by increasing the rigor and efficiency of scientific efforts to longitudinally assess the experience of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The TBINDSC provides technical assistance, training, and methodological consultation to 16 TBIMS centers as they collect and analyze longitudinal data from people with TBI in their communities, and as they conduct research toward evidence-based TBI rehabilitation interventions.
 
Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide
Online book by a clinical neuropsychologist. Explains TBI and its treatments in clear, easy-to-understand language.
 

UAB Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children's of Alabama
The physicians and staff of the UAB Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children’s of Alabama utilize an interdisciplinary approach to address diagnosis and management of a wide range of illnesses and injuries that affect children. An essential part of our treatment is accomplished through collaboration with organizations that serve children with disabilities and encourage child and family involvement in support groups, education, and community based services.

 
UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center
The UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Care System (TBICS) is one of 17 national TBI Model Systems Centers funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
 
YouthHood
This site is a place for you, your friends, and other teens. It's a welcoming community for all youth and a place where all youth belong. Here you can start thinking about what you want to do with the rest of your life. This Web site was built to help you plan for the future. 

DISCLAIMER: Within this site, there are links to web sites around the world that contain educational and research information.  These "outside sites" are not managed by the Alabama Head Injury Foundation.  AHIF does not endorse nor recommend the information or products posted on these sites, and receives no payment or other consideration for providing these links.