Helpful Resources for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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					    Helpful Resources for Individuals with Traumatic Brain
                 Injury (TBI) in Connecticut

    Organization                 Contact Information                  Services Offered

The Office of Protection          (860) 297-4300 (Voice)          Free advocacy assistance,
and Advocacy for Persons          (860) 297-4380 (TTY)            information, and resources
with Disabilities                 1-800-842-7303 in CT only       to individuals with TBI.
                                  website: www.ct.gov/opapd


                                  (860) 721-8111                  Provides free information,
Brain Injury Association of CT    1-800-278-8242 (Voice/Relay)    resources, and access to a
(BIAC)                            website: www.biact.org          statewide support group
                                                                  network.


                                                                  Administers the Acquired
                                  1-800-842-1508 (Voice)          Brain Injury (ABI) waiver,
Dept. of Social Services          1-800-842-4524 (TTY)            which provides necessary
                                  website: www.ct.gov/dss         community based supports,
                                                                  ie., personal care assistants,
                                                                  case management, and
                                                                  independent skills training.


The Bureau of Rehabilitation      (860) 424-4844 (Voice)          Assists individuals to prepare
Services (BRS)                    1-800-537-2549(Voice)           for, obtain, and maintain
                                  (860) 424-4839 (TTY)            employment.
                                  website: www.brs.state.ct.us



                                  1-800-453-3320 (Voice/TTY)      Provides free civil legal
                                  intake hours:                   services to individuals who
Statewide Legal Services          9am-3pm-Mon. and Wed.           meet certain income
                                  9am-4pm-Tue., Thur. and Fri.    guidelines.
                                  website: www.slsct.org

                                                                  Consumer-controlled centers
                                  For information on the five     that provide services to assist
The Independent Living            independent living centers in   and support individuals with
Centers                           CT please call BRS at:          disabilities in achieving and
                                  1-800-537-2549 (voice)          maintaining maximum
                                  (860) 424-4839 (TTY)            independence in their
                                                                  communities. Services include
                                                                  the assistive technology loan
                                                                  program, and the nursing home
                                                                  transition program.
The New England Assistive           1-866-526-4492 (Voice)         Provides information,
Technology Marketplace              (860) 286-3113 (TTY)           client needs evaluations,
(NEAT)                              website:                       demonstrations, and restoration
                                    www.neatmarketplace.org        of assistive technology devices.


                                                                   Provides rehabilitation services
                                                                   to individuals with disabilities.
Easter Seals of Connecticut         1-800-874-7687 (Voice/ TTY)    Services include: medical
                                    website: www.easterseals.com   rehabilitation, vocational
                                                                   assistance, and recreational
                                                                   programs.


                                                                   Provides assistance and limited
The Corporation for                 (860) 563-6011 (Voice/Relay)   funding for home and vehicle
Independent Living                  website: www.cilhomes.org      modifications for individuals
                                                                   with disabilities.


Social Security Administration      1-800-772-1213 (Voice)         Administers federal financial
                                    1-800-325-0778 (TTY)           disability benefits programs.
                                    website: www.ssa.gov


                                                                   Assists individuals with
The Center for Medicare             1-800-456-7790 (Voice/TTY)     disabilities in accessing Medicare
Advocacy                            website:                       services. Focus includes the needs
                                    www.medicareadvocacy.org       of Medicare beneficiaries, and
                                                                   those needing long-term care.


                                                                   National Brain Injury
The Brain Injury Association of     1-800-444-6443 (Voice/Relay)   Association website offering
America                             website: www.biausa.org        information in English and
                                                                   Spanish.


The Centers for Disease Control                                    Offers educational materials,
and Prevention                      website: www.cdc.gov           statistics, and prevention
                                                                   information on TBI.

The National Information                                           Offers educational information,
Center for Children and Youth         website:                     resources, and links to
with Disabilities                 www.kidsource.com/NICHCY/        organizations focusing on
                                  brain.html                       traumatic brain injury in children.




    Created 1/18/07