ABIOS - a specialist community-based rehabilitation service to enhance the service system in Queensland Australia for people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and their families.
ABI Services - the largest specialist Acquired Brain Injury service in NSW.
Arbias Ltd. - provides specialist services for people with acquired brain injury and high complex needs which include alcohol and other drug and mental health issues.
Australian Association for Social Workers - professional body for social workers in Australia, which sets the benchmark for professional education and practice in social work.
Brain Injury Association of Tasmania - the peak body for people living with or affected by brain injury in Tasmania
Brain Injury in Australia (BIA) - the central clearinghouse of information and gateway to nationwide referral for optimising the social and economic participation of all Australians living with brain injury
Brain Injury SA - providing a range of services and programs that respond to the needs of those affected by an ABI in South Australia
Brightwater - one of Western Australia’s best known and largest providers of quality residential, rehabilitation and community care for people with disabilities and older people. It is also a global innovator in the area of acquired brain injury (ABI) rehabilitation.
Epworth Hospital – private rehabilitation service (hospital and community based). Located in Victoria, Australia.
Headwest - providing support to people with a brain injury, their family and carers.
The Lifetime Care and Support Scheme - provides people who have been severely injured in motor accidents in NSW with treatment, rehabilitation and care.
Liverpool Hospital Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, New South Wales, Australia.
NSW Brain Injury Rehabilitation Network - working to improve the experience and delivery of healthcare for children, young people and adults of working age with severe traumatic brain injury.
Royal Rehab - provides specialist rehabilitation and disability service for people who’ve acquired a disability or impairment through trauma, accident or illness. Located in Ryde, New South Wales.
South Australia Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service - a South Australian statewide specialist rehabilitation service, which covers South Australia and also provides services for clients from western New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
Specialist Service for Brain Injury Rehabilitation – inpatient, transitional living and community based programs based at Caulfield Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria.
Synapse - dedicated to reconnecting the lives of those affected by brain injury
TBI Staff Training - supports learning for working with people with TBI
Westmead Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (BIRS) - provides comprehensive specialised rehabilitation services to people with traumatic brain injury. Located at Westmead Hospital, New South Wales.
Brain Injury Canada - advocacy and national activity by local brain injury associations, survivors and caregivers across Canada.
Brain Injury Guidelines - Clinical Practice Guideline for the rehabilitation of adults with moderate to severe TBI.
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada - provides support for Canadians affected by all types of brain tumours.
Canadian Association of Social Workers (CAW) - promotes the profession of social work in Canada and advances social justice.
Concussions Ontario - provides high quality post-concussion services.
Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation - supports people in Ontario requiring post-concussion care.
Provincial Associations and Care Services - National Brain Injury Care Services Registry.
Substance Use and Brain Injury (SUBI) Project - provides information for healthcare providers, persons with an ABI, and the general public.
Toronto Acquired Brain Injury Network - connects people with ABI to the services they need.
Toronto Stroke Network Stroke Recovery Guide - a simple guide to daily living after stroke.
MSKTC (Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center) - participates in independent and collaborative research, and provides information and resources to individuals with TBI; their families, caregivers, and friends; health care professionals; and the general public.
Hopeworks – information and resources on brain injury and neurological conditions
Brain Injury NZ – links to local associations, support networks and information
Headway (Auckland) NZ – support, navigation and education for those affected by brain injury living in the Auckland region
Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers – a professional Association for Social Workers in Aotearoa New Zealand. A membership organisation run for and by members
Social Workers Registration Board - a Crown agency that provides public assurance that Registered Social Workers: meet professional standards of competent practice; are accountable for the way in which they practise; undertake ongoing professional development
ABI Rehabilitation NZ – leading provider of brain injury rehabilitation in NZ provides a number of useful links and resources
SG Enable - www.sgenable.sg
SG Enable is an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities. The website provides information on various schemes provided by SG Enable to assist persons with disabilities. They also provide links to other relevant websites in Singapore for resources which complement the needs of persons with disabilities in Singapore.
Agency of Integrated Care - www.aic.sg
AIC seeks to create a vibrant care community, enabling people to live well and age gracefully. AIC coordinates and facilitates efforts in care integration to achieve the best care outcomes. Their website provides information on care resources to help in practical needs, caregiver support and various financial grants to assist with the care of patients in the community.
SPD - www.spd.org.sg
At SPD, formerly the Society for the Physically Disabled, the mission is for the integration of people with disabilities into mainstream society. Through various programmes and in partnering persons with disabilities to maximzie their potential, to help them to be self-reliant and independent.
AbleThrive - www.ablethrive.com
A one-stop platform for people with disabilities and their families to access curated and customized resources from around the world.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) - the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organisation.
Brainline - a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention - research and programs to prevent TBI and help people better recognize, respond, and recover if a TBI occurs.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) - provides support to active-duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with TBI through state-of-the-art science clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.
Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (OVC) - conducts research, provides education and develops programs to improve the quality of life of persons who experience TBI. Located at Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University.
TBI Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) - conducts research intended to improve the long-term functional, vocational, cognitive, and quality-of-life outcomes in individuals with TBI, Spinal Cord Injury, or burn injury.
Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center - a non-profit organization dedicated to support TBI survivors, caregivers and family members.
BISWG (The Brain Injury Social Work Group) - a membership organisation for social workers and other medical, legal and health professionals who work in the field of brain injury.
BISWG aims to connect professionals by:
providing education and resources which enhance skills and knowledge, particularly to social care professionals
raising awareness and standards of information
producing publications about brain injury
working collaboratively with other organisations
The Child Brain Injury Trust - supports families and professionals affected by childhood acquired brain injury across the UK. The charity supports families in hospital, home and school through its Model of Integrated Support, a helpline (0303 303 2248), information, e-learning, conferences and fact sheets.
Children’s Trust – the largest children’s residential brain injury rehabilitation unit in the UK and also offers a nationwide community service for children and young people with ABI. The website has links to specialist ABI information, news, research, blogs and a forum for family members to exchange information and advice.
Head First – an independent provider of specialist brain injury case management services and medico-legal reporting in the UK and Europe (globally in the case of medico-legal work) and runs the UK’s largest one day ABI conference. The website has links to research undertaken by the organisation.
Headway – the brain injury association is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Through a range of frontline services, and via a network of groups and branches across the UK, the charity provides support, information and rehabilitation services to help people rebuild their lives following brain injury, while supporting carers and family members. The charity also supports professionals working in the field.
UKABIF (United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum) – aims to promote better understanding of all aspects of ABI; to educate, inform and provide networking opportunities for professionals, service providers, planners and policy makers and to campaign for better services in the UK. It is a membership organisation and charity established in 1998 by a coalition of organisations working in the filed of ABI.