~~~ See below for general tips for those with ABI. ~~~
- The BIC suggests that everyone whose life has been affected by brain injury seek out a local brain injury support group or join an online support or discussion group as soon as possible. Do you need a brain injury support group?
- If you are working, are you having difficulty at work since your brain injury?
- Do you need to apply for disability benefits?
- Are you in school or planning to go to school?
- Do you need legal help?
- Do you need other types of human services, i.e., monetary support, food, housing, etc?
- Are you a veteran?
A. Keep a pen and paper near you to write things down as they come into your thoughts before you forget, especially if you are having problems with your memory.
B. Make a list of your needs and keep your notes in one place OR
C. Add them to an organizational and reminding system that works best for you. It could be a personal calendar, an electronic personal digital assistant (PDA), a special notebook, or sticky notes. If you use scratch paper or sticky notes be sure to keep them in one place, i.e., attach them to a cork board, your refrigerator or a mirror, or place them in a folder or envelope, etc.