Our group ABIS, consists of adults with all types of head injuries. There are no two head injuries that are alike.

In addition to guest speakers, etc. we share information about resources. Our meetings are also focused on understanding each other and the daily challenges we endure due to our various types of injury: stroke, auto and sport accidents, etc. and a host of other medical problems.

Links and other Information

Crisis Phone numbers

Disaster Planning for Individuals with Disabilities Disaster Planning for Individuals with Disabilities

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities

Fire Safety for People with Disabilities: A How-To Guide for Prevention and Evacuation Fire Safety for People with Disabilities: A How-To Guide for Prevention and Evacuation

Animal Disaster Preparedness Animal Disaster Preparedness

From Rebecca Moorse AbleRise.netAbleRise.net

Concussion in Sports

This pamphlet from the American College of Sports Medicine provides information on what may cause a concussion as well as the symptoms to look out for.

Keep Your Head About You And Keep Your Kid from Losing Theirs

This resource provides a wealth of information on the impact traumatic brain injuries has on youth and professional athletes, as well as a call to action on how to make contact sports safer for everyone.

Living with Brain Injury

This guide from the Brain Injury Association of America discusses what functions of the brain are impacted as a result of TBI.

Concussion Toolkit for Parents, Players and Coaches

The Concussion Awareness Training Tool provides a wealth of information on how to provide support to children who have suffered a concussion. HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training This online course from the CDC offers student athletes, parents, coaches and educators the opportunity to learn a broad range of TBI topics, including how to prevent and respond to these injuries.

Big THANKS for the above links to:

Tilda Moore | tildamoore1@gmail.com http://openeducators.org/ | Awareness Through the Power of Information. 500 Westover Dr. #9372 | Sanford, NC | 27330

More Links

Brain Injury Association of Louisiana & United Spinal/LA Chapter www.biala.org

Brain Injury Association of America biausa.org

Brain Injury Radio www.tbisn.org

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy hhi-kc.com

TryMunity trymunity.com


Lumosity www.lumosity.com

United Spinal Association (Louisiana Chapter) 8325 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 www.biala.org

Other Resources

Guide to Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs:

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This guide by Expertise.com aims to help make the federal grants available to seniors, veterans, and disabled people much easier to understand and take advantage of, particularly for remodeling homes for accessibility.

Home Remodeling and Modifications for People with Special Needs

Website covers Federal Laws, Federal Resources, Planning, Designing, Remodeling, Costs, Funds, plus additional information for College Students and Renters.

Thank you Keri Evans for this great link

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Touro Infirmary Rehabilitation Center Neuro Rehab Center M6 Conference Room 1401 Foucher Street New Orleans, LA 70115 Phone 504-897-8642 or 504-897-8476

West Jefferson Medical Center Rehab 1101 Medical Center Blvd., 4 th Floor Rehab Marrero, LA 70072Metairie, LA Phone 504-349-1343 or 504-349-6396Phone 504-736-4924 ATTN: Kris Huber, RN

Stroke Support Group Ochsner Health Center - Elmwood 1201 S. Clearview Parkway, Building B Metairie, LA Phone 504-736-4924 ATTN: Kris Huber, RN

Stroke Support Group Capital Area Region 2 Baton Rouge Head Injury Association (BRHIA) Toni at 225-231-3108 or William Moak at 225-978-3990.

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group - Baton Rouge, LA Tuesday, September 16 (Every 3 rd Tuesday of the Month) 9 am-1 pm (Breakfast and Lunch Provided) Cortana Mall- Entrance 2 (near Virginia College) Roxanne Bingham at 225-231-3123

Sage Outpatient Rehabilitation TBI/Spinal Cord Injury Support Group 5238 Dijon Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808 Phone 225-650-2353 ATTN: Sarah Thames, MS CCC SLP South Central Louisiana Region 3

Acadiana Region 4 A.M.A.Z.E. Support Group A Mental Awareness Zone 4 Everyone (A.M.A.Z.E.) 111 Liberty Avenue Lafayette, LA 70508 Phone 337-456-8696 or 919-656-7928 ATTN: Paul Bosworth Spinal Cord Injury Support Group in Lafayette

Acadiana Brain Injury Center Support Group Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital 4801 Ambassador Caffery Parkway Lafayette, LA 70506 Phone 337-856-1964

Southwest Louisiana Region 5 Central Louisiana Region 6 Northwest Louisiana Region 7 Northwest Louisiana Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Summit Hospital Bossier City Cornerstone Rehabilitation Center 4900 Medical Drive Bossier City, LA 71112 Phone 318-798-8155 or 318-226-0066 ATTN: Kathy Geyer

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group LSU Health Sciences Center School of Allied Health Kings Hwy Shreveport, LA

Northeast Louisiana Region 8 Northshore Area Region 9 Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Support Group NeuroRestorative 46406 W. Lee Hughes Road Hammond, LA 70401 Phone 225-567-6676 ATTN: Terry Dufour, RN

Social Security Disabilities Benefits

Thanks to Gabrielle from The Simple Dollar, a website dedicated to conducting data driven and unbiased research about topics with the goal of helping make an impact in people's lives for these website links:



The Simple Dollar team spent weeks reviewing the US Social Security Administration's documentation to develop their 2016 Disability Benefit Guide. This guide breaks down qualifications and the application process, as well as a calculator that can help estimate monthly and annual benefits.

More Links as of 17/26/2017

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