- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Resources on several related conditions are available elsewhere on the NICHD site. For consumer-friendly background information and links to support services, follow the links below:
- National Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Materials on the NIBIB website explain the field of rehabilitation engineering, which helps people with disabilities and people who need to recover from disease and injury. The work may range from making a person’s work station more comfortable to designing brain-computer interfaces that make it possible to operate a computer without moving.
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
NINDS offers information on several related conditions on its site. For consumer-friendly information and links to organizations that work on these conditions, follow the links below:
- Safe Return to School For All summarizes current evidence and best practices to help administrators, educators, and families and students—including students with disabilities—return to school safely in the context of COVID-19. The information provided is based on collaborative research from the NICHD-funded Washington University Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, the University of Missouri-Kansas City Institute of Human Development, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute (Maryland), in collaboration with the Special School District of St. Louis County, Missouri.
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
AAPM&R represents physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The Academy’s website provides information about physical medicine and rehabilitation for patients and families.
- American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)
Through its patient education page, the ACRM offers articles on brain injury and links to advocacy groups. It also offers patient-focused articles from the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation about topics like sexuality after traumatic brain injury.
- American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Occupational therapy help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. The AOTA website offers tipsheets and other information for patients and clients about occupational therapy, disability, and rehabilitation.
- American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
APTA is a professional organization for physical therapists. Its public information website discusses common conditions and symptoms addressed by physical therapy, prevention, and education, through text and multimedia resources.
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
AAOS is the provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons worldwide. Its patient information website offers print and multimedia information on a full range of orthopaedic conditions and procedures.
- American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
AANS is the professional organization for neurosurgery, the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the spinal column, spinal cord, brain, nervous system and peripheral nerves. Its website offers patient information about neurosurgical treatments for various conditions and patient stories.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.