Resources for Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors
Often after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), there are many new things you have to learn as well as old things you have to relearn in order to regain stability in your life. It’s completely understandable if you’re feeling confused and overwhelmed by the countless questions running through your mind: what should I expect during recovery? How will this injury affect my life, in the short-term and long-term? Who can I turn to for help?
Fortunately, there are many organizations whose mission it is to educate TBI survivors and their family about the various kinds of brain injury, or that specialize in brain injury rehabilitation and recovery. But where to look? We’ve provided this guide to help TBI survivors find the resources they need to begin rebuilding their lives.
TBI Awareness and Advocacy
The following groups provide comprehensive information about how to find a rehabilitation facility that’s right for you, and what you can expect during the rehabilitation process:
- Brain Injury Association of America (BIA)
- The nation’s oldest and largest brain injury advocacy organization, the BIA seeks to promote brain injury research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all brain injury survivors.
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
- This organization focuses on scientific research about the brain and nervous system, and uses the knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centers in California
There are several centers in California that provide care for those suffering from TBI. Please be advised that we do not necessarily endorse or recommend any of the facilities listed below – we only intend to provide a general sense of the services you can access at such facilities:
- Jude Brain Injury Network
- The St. Jude Brain Injury Network provides educational, therapy, vocational and housing services, with the express goal of helping TBI survivors enhance independent living and community reintegration.
- Independent Living Center of Southern California (ILCSC)
- The ILCSC provides independent living skills training, job preparation, assistive technology, housing referrals, and other services to people with disabilities, including TBI survivors.
- Central Coast Center for Independent Living (CCCIL)
- CCCIL provides benefits counseling, housing assistance, peer support, independent living skills training, and other vital services to people with disabilities who live in the counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito.
As for Legal Services …
If your brain injury was caused by another party, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Contact the experienced traumatic brain injury lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm for immediate assistance. In less than 10 years’ time, we have obtained more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. We can get you on the road to recovery. Call us today at (800) 522-7274 for a FREE case evaluation.