These resources offer information on TBI for members of the public, including information on prevention, treatment, and support.
The NICHD provides resources related to TBI (PDF - 48 KB) and a Spotlight on Research on Concussion.
- National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
NINDS’ Traumatic Brain Injury information page covers treatment, prognosis, and research.
- National Library of Medicine
The MedlinePlus page Traumatic Brain Injury provides basic information on TBI and links to more resources.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC offers several resources:
- Brain Injury Association of America (BIA)
The also provides several resources:
- The association’s Frequently Asked Questions about brain injury address research, rehabilitation, financial assistance, and more.
- The website also includes Personal Stories from people affected by TBIs.
- The Spring 2010 issue of the association’s quarterly magazine, The Challenge,covers complementary and alternative medicine for TBI.
- Brain Trauma Foundation
The foundation offers educational resources on concussion and other forms of TBI, including videos, FAQs, and a glossary of terms.
- Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia
The center’s Interactive Brain describes the results of injuries to different areas of the brain.
- National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
The center’s information on TBI includes tips for parents and teachers and other resources.
- Scientific journal article for patients
The journal Neurology published an article for patients on TBI and diagnostic imaging.
Services, Resources, and Support
The following organizations and offices provide information, databases of service providers, and other resources related to TBI.
- Academy of Cognitive Therapy
The academy provides an FAQ on cognitive therapy and can help you find a therapist in your area.
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
AAPM&R is a national society of specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
- American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA)
The AOTA offers resources for practitioners, educators, students, caregivers, and patients.
- American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
APTA works to advance physical therapy practice and research and increase understanding of physical therapy.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA offers resources for the public on hearing, balance, speech, language, and swallowing.
- Brain Injury Association of America (BIA)
The BIA can help you find local resources and support and brain injury service providers.
- Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF)
The foundation conducts research, offers continuing education for health care professionals, and develops guidelines for treating TBI.
- Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
The center provides information for service members, veterans, and their families and has local offices.
- National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD)
The center maintains a directory of programs accessible to people with disabilities.
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
NINDS provides free publications on TBI.
- National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
NARIC collects and disseminates articles and other publications resulting from National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research–funded research.
- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
This office, within the U.S. Department of Education, provides information about special education services for children with disabilities, including those from TBI.
- Administration for Community Living
This agency, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan.
- TBI National Resource Center
The resource center provides articles and FAQs for people with TBI and their families.
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau maintains a technical assistance center and other resources as part of its TBI Program.
- U.S. Social Security Administration
This agency offers information related to disabilities, including TBI, and disability benefits.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.