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