Traumatic Brain Injury
General Information

Medical Description:
Damage to the brain due to an injury.
More serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain that can result in long-term complications or death. These injuries can affect any or multiple areas of the brain.

Illustrated below are the areas of the brain and their functions

Areas of the brain that could become injured and their specific functions for a person

Website with a tremendous amount of information about TBI (click picture to go to site)


Different types of brain injuries
Contecoup back/front of skull injury

Bullet injury

Hematoma injury

Contrecoup (front) injury

Aneurysm injury

Education and Services

Special Education information specific to TBI
National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) (click on picture to go to the website)


Traumatic Injury-Topic Categories from the Brain Injury Resource Center
Terms associated with TBI
Advocacy Information
Assistive Technology
Books and Publications
Classroom Management
Developing an Effective IEP
Brain Injury Info Center

Educational Conferences
Informing and Designing Education
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Home based and Community Based Programs
disABILITY Information and ResourcesThese pages were created and are maintained solely by Jim Lubin, who is a C2 quadriplegic, completely paralyzed from the neck down and dependent on a ventilator to breathe, using an keyboard/mouse emulator with a sip and puff switch to type morse codes. This site has been online since 1994.

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This site is dedicated to providing the most current and accurate information related to traumatic brain injury (TBI).They are the Maryland state affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America.Their connection provides families with the most current research and best practices from around the country. Also, they have extensive knowledge of local laws and policies, and claim to be the "one-stop shop" for all traumatic brain injury inquiries.

Recent Clinical trials and Brain Injury Research projects
(Click on each picture to go to the respective site for more information)

TBI Standards "harmonizing information, streamlining research"

"Shaping the future of Disability Research.

Research and Developments

Research trials

Research studies

Bloggers' Corner
Read more from others who write about their TBI experiences
FAQ's Children
Beth's Brain Injury blog
TBI Survivors
Jack Sisson TBI blog
A Better Life for Dan
Kara Swanson's Brain Injury blog
Support Group

Local Support Group

Head Injury Hotline

A non profit clearinghouse founded and operated by head injury survivors since 1985. It is a place where visitors can get information, join a discussion group, build advocacy skills, and self-care skills. The site integrates resources from diverse organizations including support groups, rehabilitation, and research sites, as well as lay and professional journals and more.

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A Partner for Information and Guidance

Funding and Legal Advocacy

TASC TRAINING AND ADVOCACY SUPPORT CENTER( legal jargon- not very user friendly, but great for sources.
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