Links to Resources
- Brain Injury Association of America
- United States Brain Injury Alliance
- The TBI National Data and Statistical Center website
- The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC)
- The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury (COMBI)
- Mayo Clinic TBI Model System (TBIMS)
- The Brain Injury Research Center of Mount Sinai (BIRC-MS)
- LEARNet-BIA New York State
- The Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM) - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Learning Services Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Resources, Brain Injury Resources
- Lash and Associates Publishing/Training Inc.
- UAB TBI Model Systems Cognitive Stimulation Program
- Tennessee BRAIN Project
- Pennsylvania BrainSTEPS Program
- Accessing Potential Through Assistive Technology (APTAT)
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The TBI Champion Chronicles
TBI Program Aids Auburn Man in Maintaining Employment
Overcoming the challenges of a traumatic brain injury allowed Will Heywood to not only find employment but to serve as an example for others. Heywood, who sustained a TBI in a motor vehicle accident in 2010, made many adjustments over the past 13 years, but his journey and willingness to mentor others is an example of what can be accomplished with a positive attitude and the right fit. He soon found his current spot through information gathered with a VRS evaluation at ADRS Lakeshore and connection to a job placement specialist at the Achievement Center Easter Seals in Opelika. Utilizing these resources made his adjustment to the new job much easier because Heywood said flexibility in scheduling was important. Open lines of communication between the conference center, ADRS, and everyone involved in the job search made this possible.
Click here to read Will's story.
Talladega Resident Focused on Returning to the Workforce
When Jeremy Champion suffered a subdural hematoma and subarachnoid hemorrhage after a gunshot to the head in June of 2020, he was not expected to leave the hospital. Less than two years after meeting TBI Care Coordinator Tammy Lovell, he is considering options to return to the workforce.
Lovell discovered the Marianna Greene Henry Special Equestrian Center as a volunteer opportunity to help Champion regain skills that would help him prepare for a job. Visiting the center helped him establish a routine and follow directions along with the physical benefits of using his hands and other muscles for cleaning stalls, spraying things down, carrying feed, and other activities. Soon, Champion will begin working with a VRS Counselor to assess his strengths and weaknesses as he prepares to find a job.
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Auburn Student Overcomes Obstacles to Pursue Doctorate
When Matt Beth sustained a brain injury in July of 2016 by falling off the roof of a three-story building it was a miracle that he even survived. Beth suffered a traumatic brain injury in his brain stem from the fall but was somehow completely unaffected cognitively. He did acquire several physical disabilities, including the physical inability to speak, walk and use the left side of his body (hemiparesis). After two years of focusing on his rehabilitation, Beth was ready to complete his college education and did just that by enrolling in Auburn University and earning bachelor’s and master's degrees in exercise science. Beth is now pursuing his doctorate and looks forward to many great opportunities in the future.
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