Brain Injury Association of Georgia

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					                  Resources for Traumatic Brain Injury in Georgia
                                   Sandra B. Koplon, M. A.
                              Director of Community Outreach
                              Alabama Head Injury Foundation
                                 sandykoplon@bellsouth.net

Brain Injury Association of America (BIA): A Resource for resources nation wide.
www.biausa.org or toll free at 1-800-444-6443 Family Helpline

Brain Injury Association of Georgia (BIAG):

Information and Referral: Toll free Helpline at 1-800-444-6443 or their local number
in Georgia that is 404-712-5504. If staff is not available you can leave a message and
your call will be returned within 24 hours. There is also an option to receive a packet of
information. Information is also available on their website, www.braininjurygeorgia.org
I recommend that you click on “education” and access The Living with Brain Injury
Series recently developed by the Brain Injury Association of America. Of particular
interest is “Challenges, Changes and Choices: a Guide for Families and Caregivers”.

Services:

      State of the art online resource produced by the Brain Injury Resource
       Foundation that can be accessed at the website, www.birf.info .The Brain Injury
       Resource Foundation, a subsidiary of the Brain Injury Association of Georgia,
       has a excellent resources on care-giving, as well as all aspects of TBI.

      Statewide Network of Support Groups

      Peer Visitor Program

      Brain Injury Retreat-Caregivers Retreat programs

      Summer Camp Programs

      Advocacy and Public Awareness

      Education for survivors, family members, and professionals.


Georgia Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission:
  www.bsitf.state.ga.us has excellent information on resources in Georgia for persons
  with TBI. One such publication is Go Ahead- Ask. You may read about the criteria
  for obtaining resources from the Fund, and print off an application. At the end of
  the application is an excellent list of resources and providers. This is very valuable
  for Georgia residents with TBI.