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Traumatic Brain Injury what you need to know Brain Injury Resources Brain Injury Associations disability. In NC, there are supports available for Helpful Information individuals of all ages. Call 919-733-7011 to locate Brain Injury Association of America the area program/local management entity nearest 105 North Alfred Street you. (web site www.dhhs.state.nc.us/mhddsas) Alexandria, VA 22314 Phone: 703-236-6000 Department of Social Services National Family Help Line: 1-800-444-6443 Agency provides assistance for Medicaid eligiblility and other government assisted programs. Brain Injury Association of North Carolina Phone number for each county is listed in the blue BIANC has four regional family and community sup- pages of the phone book under County Government port centers. Support groups across the state offer persons as Social Services. Contact 919-733-3055. with brain injury and their families opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances. Contact BIANC for a sup- Division of Vocational Rehabilitation port group near you. Vocational rehabilitation services help individu- als with a disability prepare for and obtain employment. The Family Hotline with BIANC is 1-800-377-1464 NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation offers a wide variety Web site is www.bianc.net of services to help an individual return to work. The phone number for each county is listed in the blue pages of the Family and Community Support Office at phone book under State Government as Vocational Rehabilita- Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation tion. Contact 919-733-3364. 1100 Blythe Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28203 Client Assistance Program Phone: 704-355-1502 Provides information and referral services for individu- als with disabilities in NC. Contact 1-800-215-7227. Raleigh Family and Community Support Office 133 Fayetteville Street Mall, Suite 310 Vocational Rehabilitation Independent Living (VRIL) Raleigh, NC 27601 This program helps eligible individuals with severe dis- Phone: 919-833-9634 abilities obtain services and prepares them for vocational State Family Help Line: 1-800-377-1464 rehabilitation. There are 16 VRIL offices in NC. Contact 919-855-3524 for office nearest you. Southern Triad Family and Community Support 202-C Boulevard Street Project STAR High Point, NC 27262 Through the Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Project Phone: 336-885-3307 STAR provides information and referral services in addition to community-based services for individuals with traumatic Eastern Carolina Family and Community brain injuries. Project STAR serves 11 counties surround- Support Office ing and including Mecklenburg County. Contact Project 202 East Arlington, Suite T STAR at 704-355-1502. Greenville, NC 27834 Phone: 252-439-1900 United Way United Way provides comprehensive referral and infor- Community Resource Information mation services. Some United Way agencies offer free ser- Dept of Health and Human Services vices to eligible individuals in crisis situations. If you are DHHS’ Div. of Mental Health/Developmental Disabili- unable to locate a United Way office in your community, ties/Substance Abuse Services is the lead agency for ac- call 919-834-5200 or visit the web site, www.UnitedWay.com. cess to services in the public sector. Traumatic brain injury is included in the state and federal definition of develomental Other State Resources with brain injury. Includes publications, free articles and forums for survivors and families. Specializes in effects on Council on Developmental Disabilities learning for students and resources for schools. Telephone 919-850-2833 or web www.nc/ddc.gov Division of Medical Assistance (Medicaid) National Information Center for Children and Telephone 919-857-4011 Youth with Disabilities Governor’s Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabili- www.nichcy.org ties Telephone 919-733-9250 Information for parents on federal laws for special edu- Office on the Americans with Disabilities Act cation, including rights and responsibilities of parents. Has Telephone 919-733-0054 a Fact Sheet on Traumatic Brain Injury and listing of re- Office of Migrant Health sources for North Carolina. Many pamphlets are free. Telephone 919-715-3113 Social Security Administration National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Telephone 1-800-772-1213 or web www.ssa.gov Injury www.neuro.pmr.vcu.edu/. Relevant, practical information for professionals, per- Brain Injury Websites sons with brain injury, and family members. Brain Injury Association of America The Perspectives Network www.biausa.org www.tbi.org Information on prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. Information and support for persons with brain injury Lists all state Brain Injury Associations. Contains National and their families, including personal stories and medical Directory of Rehabilitation Services. articles. Brain Injury Association of North Carolina The TBI Chat Room www.bianc.net www.tbichat.org Articles about mild traumatic brain injury, general brain Opportunities for individuals to share experiences, offer injury, pediatric brain injury, and advocacy. Has an upcom- hope, and find information and resources. ing event calendar and statewide Resource Directory. Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Guide Brain Injury Information Page www.neuroskills.com www.tbilaw.com Articles and information on traumatic brain injury re- Information about brain injury, concussion, coma and search as well as products relating to brain injury. Includes head injury for TBI survivors, spouses and caregivers. The an online bookstore. Organized by Centre for Neuroskills. Brain Injury Law Group will help survivors find a lawyer in their state if needed. Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide www.tbiguide.com Head Injury Hotline for Survivors Oline book about brain injury in clear and easy to un- www.headinjury.com derstand language written by Dr. Glen Johnson. Information and support for persons with brain injury and families. Maintained by survivors of brain injury. While You Are Waiting www.waiting.com Lash & Associates Publishing/Training Inc. Basic education about traumatic brain injury. Helpful www.lapublishing.com for families during early stages of medical care. Excellent Information and resource center on children and adults resource for friends and relatives at home waiting for news. This information may be copied and distributed. Please credit This Skill Pack was supported in part by Project TBI Project A.C.C.E.S.S. North Carolina Department of Health #4 H21 MC 00044-01-03 from the Department and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. Health Resources and Service Administration, For more information, please contact: Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Brain Injury Association of North Carolina 133 Fayetteville St. Mall, Raleigh, NC 27601 The contents are the sole responsibility of the Tel: (919) 833-9634 or (800) 377-1464 authors and do not necessarily represent the Family Helpline: 1-800-377-1464 Website: www.bianc.net official views of DHHS.