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  • Do you need a Disability or Emergency ID card?

    In an emergency, you may not be able to speak and give vital information to alert others about your special needs.  A Medical Information Card could be helpful to medics and other medical personnel or law enforcement.

    Disability/Emergency ID Cards are professional cards with customized information.  They are quality plastic cards with accessible information you need and would want to share with the medical and law enforcement community.

    For more information, go to:

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  • NASA Eye-Tracking Study

    Researchers at NASA Ames Research Center are looking for volunteers who have mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries willing to participate in a study on the use of a NASA-developed, non-invasive technology to detect and characterize neural impairment. Participants must be able to look at and track small moving targets on a television screen during this 15-minute test. If you are between the ages of 18-60, and have normal/correct to normal vision, you may qualify to participate in the study.

    For more information about the study, click here, or call Lily Wong at (650)604-1446.

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  • Brain Injury Studies are being conducted by the Program in Rehabilitation Neuroscience

    These studies are in collaboration with the Veterans Administration and the University of California.  The primary purpose of this research is to find better ways to treat cognitive problems associated with brain injury and post traumatic stress.  These studies involve testing interventions designed to improve attention, organization, and goal management. Studies are open to people between age 18 - 75. There will be a screening interview.  Participation requires a one day to six month commitment, depending on the study.

    For more info, read the brochure here.

    If you are interested in participating, call 925-372-2498 (East Bay) or 415-221-4810, ext 4129 (San Francisco Area).

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  • HOPE BEYOND TRAUMA . . . a mother's journey by Janie Smith

    The author takes you behind the scenes with her family after their teenage daughter, Tanya, is involved in a fatal auto accident. Tanya is revived in the Life Flight helicopter—only to face an even greater life challenge.  Experience a mother’s agony and fears as her daughter awakens to the realization that she has sustained severe brain injuries.  Read more about the book and purchase it here.

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  • Brain Injury Advocates:  The Emergence of the People with Acquired Brain Injury Human and Civil Rights Movement

    This book is about the lives, struggles, issues, priorities, and rights of people with acquired (including traumatic) brain injuries written by Susan C. Hultberg, President, Brain Injury Network (BIN), an international and U.S. national advocacy organization for people who have sustained brain injuries.

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  • This Beats A Coma

    This video is about Doug Markgraf's journey from coma to an inspiring cross-country bicycle trek. It reflects on the difficulties faced by a traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor and documents the struggles to return to a norm, independent life. It's a story about hope, overcoming debilitating setbacks, and achieving amazing things. Be sure to read Doug's blog at DougTrails Blog.

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  • Traumatic Brain Injury Research Study

    Seeking veterans who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after January 1, 2002 while on active duty and civilians to participate in a research study.  Read more here.

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Welcome to the BIC community!

Visualize the quiet despair and lonely struggle of those affected by brain injury as they attempt to understand their private new reality . . .

Consider the value of a community organization dedicated to empowering and connecting those affected by brain injury to resources . . .

Imagine how easy it would be for you to improve the lives of so many . . .

All brain injuries are traumatic to those affected – both survivors and caregivers – but not all brain injuries are traumatic brain injuries (TBI).  TBI's are one type of acquired brain injury (ABI).  The common denominator is the body's most important and least understood organ, the human brain.  Common causes of brain injury are included here.

The Brain Injury Connection's (BIC) focus is on the ABI community. We are committed to helping those whose lives have been affected by brain injury and we want them to know immediately they are not alone and there are resources available to them.

Brain injury changes lives. Those living with a brain injury are often neglected and misunderstood because the problems are invisible, which makes them easier to ignore or misdiagnose.

Be sure to read the following:

The Brain Injury Connection's Welcome Letter!

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The content of the Brain Injury Connection (BIC) is for informational purposes only and not intended to provide professional advice upon which readers should rely. Prior to making use of any information provided by the BIC, you should consult with an appropriate professional. The BIC may receive donations, fees or other monetary or non-monetary benefits from individuals or organizations mentioned herein. The BIC does not support or endorse any business, method, program, facility or treatment mentioned by the BIC.  Read the full BIC Disclaimer here.