Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon
Services Provided: This organization provides: 1) Information, referral and support, 2) Conferences, 3) Help with Oregon health plans, 4) Veteran help, 5) Hospital visits and 6) Legal issues. In addition, they work on grants and offer training for specialists.
Cost/Funding: Everything is free except some conferences and continuing education. Support groups are free. If there is a charge, the association raises the funds.
Comments: Their goal is to help Oregonians and their families cope with TBI. They are dedicated to TBI prevention, research, education and advocacy.
Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT)
Services Provided: CBIRT conducts research and training to improve the lives of children and adults with traumatic brain injury. The “Ask a Librarian” feature of the website provides assistance for locating resources and information.
Cost/Funding: Ask the Librarian feature is free.
Comments: CBIRT is a research institute and does not provide direct support. To locate resources, you may call, e-mail or visit the website and fill out an information request form.
Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection
Services Provided: Oregon Spinal Cord Injury (OSCI) exists to build community and create opportunities for people affected by spinal cord injury. Those who sustain an injury have an arduous life-long journey of adapting to paralysis, staying healthy, and rebuilding their life while personally coping with social stigma, systemic oppression against disabilities, and navigating a built environment that often isn’t created for individuals with disabilities. A spinal cord injury (SCI) creates a tremendous physical, emotional, psychological and financial burden on their families and communities. OSCI helps those with a spinal cord injury thrive.
Cost/Funding: Free to Spinal Cord injury or people living with paralysis.
Comments: Wheelchair accessible.