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Social Service Resources


Indiana Family and Social Services Administration: http://www.in.gov/fssa/

The mission of the Indiana FSSA is to develop, finance and compassionately administer programs to provide healthcare and other social services to Hoosiers in need in order to enable them to achieve healthy, self-sufficient and productive lives.


Indiana Areas Agencies on Aging: http://www.in.gov/fssa/da/3466.htm

AAA’s serve people of any age with a disability. They provide information and referral to local resources (financial assistance programs, transportation, utility assistance resources, etc.) as well as broker publically funded programs (CHOICE, Aged and Disabled Waiver, and Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver) to help people stay in their home and avoid nursing facility placement.


 Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS): http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/3341.htm

The mission of Indiana DDRS is to develop, finance and compassionately administer programs to provide healthcare and other social services to Hoosiers in need in order to enable them to achieve healthy, self-sufficient and productive lives


Indiana Disability Rights (formerly IPAS):  http://www.in.gov/idr/

IDR’s mission is to protect and promote the rights of individuals with disabilities through empowerment and advocacy. They provide such services as Information and Referral, Advocacy, Investigations of abuse and neglect, Monitoring of facilities, Protection of rights and more.


Independent Living Centers in Indiana: Website: http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/2762.htm

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are consumer-controlled, cross-disability, nonresidential, private, nonprofit agencies that are designed and operated within local communities by individuals with disabilities. They promote the independent living philosophy to empower all people with disabilities.


 Vocational Rehabilitation: http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/2636.htm.

Indiana State agency that assist with return to work/ vocational needs and school.


Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities: http://www.in.gov/gpcpd/

The Indiana Governor’s Council is an independent state agency that facilitates change. Their mission is to advance the independence, productivity and inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society. This mission is accomplished through planning, evaluation, collaboration, education, research and advocacy.


Indiana Department of Child Services: http://www.in.gov/dcs/

The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) protects children from abuse and neglect, and works to ensure their financial support.


Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs: http://www.in.gov/dva/

Since its establishment in 1945, the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) has remained focused on aiding and assisting “Hoosier” veterans, and qualified family members or survivors, who are eligible for benefits or advantages provided by Indiana and the U.S. government.


Social Security Administration:  http://www.ssa.gov


Indiana Medicaid: http://www.in.gov/medicaid/


Brain Injury Resources and Education


Brain Injury Association of America: http://www.biausa.org/

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the voice of brain injury. We are dedicated to advancing awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improving the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury. Through advocacy, we bring help, hope, and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury, family caregivers, and professional clinicians.


United States Brain Injury Alliance: http://usbia.org/

The mission of the United States Brain Injury Alliance is to engage the community in preventing brain injury and improving lives.


Brain Injury Association of Indiana:  biaindiana.org

The Brain Injury Association of Indiana is a nonprofit 501 c (3) service organization dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of brain injury through education, advocacy, support, prevention and by facilitating inter-agency commitment and collaboration.


Resource Facilitation for Individuals with Brain Injury: http://www.resourcefacilitationrtc.com

Prepare an individual with brain injury so they may return to the workforce.  Resource Facilitation assists with access to services and supports to enhance recovery and make informed choices to meet their goals.


Brainline: http://www.brainline.org/

BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. BrainLine includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter, and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about traumatic brain injury.


Lash and Associates Publishing/ Training Inc.: http://www.lapublishing.com/home.php

Lash and Associates Publishing/ Training Inc. is the Leading Source of Information and Training on Brain Injury, Blast Injury and PTSD in Children, Adolescents, Adults and Veterans


Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems: http://www.msktc.org/tbi/ 

The MSKTC is a national center that helps facilitate the knowledge translation process to make research meaningful to those with spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and burn injury (Burn).The MSKTC works closely with researchers in the 16 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model Systems to develop resources for people living with traumatic brain injuries and their supporters.


Center for Disease Control and Prevention- Traumatic Brain Injury: https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/

CDC’s research and programs work to prevent TBIs and help people recognize, respond, and recover if a TBI occurs.


National Resource Center for Traumatic brain Injury- Virginia Commonwealth University: http://www.tbinrc.com/

The mission of the National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury (NRCTBI) is to provide relevant, practical information for professionals, persons with brain injury, and family members. The NRCTBI have more than two decades of experience investigating the special needs and problems of people with brain injury and their families.  With input from consumers and nationally recognized experts, the NRCTBI have developed a wide variety of assessment tools, intervention programs, and training programs.


Family Caregiver Alliance: https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

To improve the quality of life for caregivers and those they care for through information, services, and advocacy.


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/

NINDS’s mission is to supports and performs basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research through grants-in-aid, contracts, scientific meetings, and through research in its own laboratories, and clinics. NIND funds and conducts research training and career development programs to increase basic, translational and clinical neuroscience expertise and ensure a vibrant, talented, and diverse work force. NIND promotes the timely dissemination of scientific discoveries and their implications for neurological health to the public, health professionals, researchers, and policy-makers.

Brain Injury and PTSD Guide – https://tortslaw.com/tbi-and-ptsd-resources/

Resource guide written by Brain Injury Association of Indiana Vice President Dan Buba offering information and insight into TBI, PTSD, and the healing process.