Helpful Resources, and Credible Organizations and Web Sites

American Heart Association

Works to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke
www.americanheart.org | 800-242-8721

American Stroke Association

Works to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke
www.strokeassociation.org | 888-478-7653

The American Trauma Society

Dedicated to the prevention of trauma and improvement of trauma care
www.amtrauma.org | 800-556-7890

Brain Injury Association of America

Dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury through advocacy, education and research
www.biausa.org | 800-444-6443

Brain Trauma Foundation

Dedicated to improving the outcome of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients worldwide by developing best practices guidelines, conducting clinical research, and educating medical professionals and consumers
www.braintrauma.org | 212-772-0608

Disabled Sports USA

A network of community-based chapters offering sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability

Family Voices

Aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Provides information to the nation on disabilities in children and youth

NTAF

NTAF helps families address financial hardships arising from uninsured medical expenses related to catastrophic spinal cord or brain injury. Established in 1983 by medical professionals, NTAF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides expert fundraising guidance to patients, families and communities nationwide, while offering fiscal accountability for funds raised.
www.ntafund.org | 800-642-8399

Office of Disability Employment Policy

Federal government agency within the U.S. Department of Labor helping ensure that people with disabilities have equal employment opportunities
www.dol.gov/odep | 866-487-2365

If your loved one has a dual diagnosis of both brain and spinal cord injury, you may want to access these organizations:

Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center

Promoting the health and wellbeing of people living with spinal cord injury, mobility impairment and paralysis by providing comprehensive information, resources and referral services
www.paralysis.org | 800-539-7309

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

Leading the way in maximizing the quality of life and opportunities for people with spinal cord injuries and diseases since 1948
www.spinalcord.org | 800-962-9629

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network

The UAB-SCIMS works to maintain and improve a cost-effective, comprehensive service delivery system for people who incur a spinal cord injury. A Model System facility must demonstrate outstanding care to individuals with spinal cord injury, from the emergency medical services to acute care in the hospital to rehabilitation.
www.spinalcord.uab.edu | 205-934-3450