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    Any of a variety of conditions that occur following birth including traumatic damage in the birth process or as the result of an accident (the most common of which are vehicular accidents, falls, acts of violence and sports injuries), anoxia or hypoxic episodes and allergic conditions, toxic substances and other acute medical/clinical incidents that are characterized by significant destruction of brain tissue and resultant loss of brain function. Examples of brain injuries include hematomas, blood clots, contusions or bruising of brain tissue, cerebral edema (swelling inside the skull), concussions and strokes.

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    Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania - Brain Injury Resource LineThe Brain Injury Resource Line (BIRL) is a toll free number, maintained by the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania. It is designed to give resource information to all who call. Since its inception. in 2002, volunteers have handled over 2,000 phone calls. A call to this number will connect you to a recording which invites you to leave your telephone number (including area code). These calls are then assigned to a volunteer who will return the call to provide resource information. The goal of our BIRL volunteers is to return all calls within three work days. The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania does not support, endorse, or recommend any product, method of treatment, or program for individuals with brain injury. BIAPA does not claim that the resources listed encompass all organizations in Pennsylvania serving individuals with brain injury. Programs, services, names, and web sites listed are subject to change without prior notice. To obtain the most recent information on listed services, it is advisable to contact the service directly, and ask questions about the program.CumberlandBrain Injury Association of PennsylvaniaBrain Injury Association of Pennsylvania
    Brain Steps Consulting Team - Central Susquehanna Intermediate UnitTeam includes professionals who have received extensive training on educating students with traumatic brain injury. Team members act as consultants and are available to provide basic training and resources to school districts and families residing in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties. The team provides consultation not only to students with traumatic brain injury, but also to students with non-traumatic brain injury, including strokes, tumors, lightning strike, anoxia/hypoxia and late-term chemotherapy/radiation effects on the brain.NorthumberlandCentral Susquehanna Intermediate UnitCentral Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
    Conemaugh Health System - Brain Injury Support GroupA brain injury occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and food. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.CambriaNeuroscience Specialty ClinicsConemaugh Health System
    Encompass Health Rehabiliataion - Sewickley - Brain Injury and Stroke Support GroupSupport, socialization, advocacy, information, referral and education for persons with brain injury, their family and friends. Support group serves the needs of persons who experienced a stroke, their families, and friends.AlleghenyEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - SewickleyEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
    Pets2Vets, Animal AdoptionOffers two programs for veterans and emergency first responders who have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) or other psychological stresses. P2V Matches is an animal adoption program and P2V Connections is an animal and wounded veteran socialization and visitation program. Pets2VetsPets2Vets
    USA CaresUSA Cares provides financial and advocacy assistance to post 9/11 active duty US military service personnel, veterans and their families. They assist all branches of service and all ranks and components. They do not charge fees nor accept repayment and rely on donations from private citizens, businesses and foundations for all funding. Financial assistance is not given directly to service members or their families; instead, payments are made to mortgage lenders, utility companies, and other vendors. The objective is to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to proactively prevent further financial distress. Typically, USA Cares provides assistance in four major areas:
    • Emergency Assistance - pays immediate, essential bills, including food and utility bills,
    • Housing Assistance – helps to stop and prevent evictions and foreclosures,
    • Combat Injured - pays basic expenses: mortgage/rent, food and home utilities which enables combat injured to receive treatment and be assured their family is taken care of,
    • Jobs Assistance – reduce unemployment among post-9/11 Veterans through job-seeker tools, open to all veterans, limited financial assistance.
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    Veterans Health Administration - Polytrauma/TBI System of Care: Concussion Coach Mobile AppConcussion Coach is a mobile phone application for Veterans, Servicemembers, and others who have experienced a mild to moderate concussion. It provides portable tools to assess symptoms and to facilitate use of coping strategies. The Concussion Coach app is designed to educate users about concussions, related symptoms, treatments and to enable users to recognize and assess symptoms. The app identifies resources for managing symptoms and planning tools to build resilience. It also provides access to crisis resources, including personal support contacts and ways in which the user can obtain professional health care.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic ServicesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    VetsFirstVetsFirst is a program of United Spinal Association that assists veterans and their eligible family members in obtaining the benefits they are entitled to, deserve and need. They advocate nationally for all generations of veterans, including individuals living with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. They connect with over 2,000 veterans annually through our call center and online help desk, Ask VetsFirst. Their staff tackles each case individually, taking the time to discuss self-help tips and assist with questions on military separation, claims appeals, and state benefits. They also offer assistance and representation in claims for benefits and services before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition to providing individual support and counseling services, VetsFirst offers timely news and information across the spectrum of issues presently impacting veterans, including guides on self-help, state benefits, separating from the military, as well as exclusive feature stories on military health care and VA funding and compensation. Ask VetsFirst is a free support service for Veterans and their family members. You can find Knowledge Books on a wide range of veterans issues and topics. You can also submit a request and have one of our counselors answer your questions. If you have questions regarding your Veterans Benefits or benefits that your family members may be entitled to, VetsFirst can help you. VetsFirst Knowledgebooks include:
    • Veterans Guide to VA Benefits
    • Veterans Guide to VA Healthcare
    • Legal Bases of VA Benefits
    • Detailed Overview of the VA Benefits System
    • Advanced Guide to VA Compensation or Pension
    • Unique Aspects of Veterans Laws
    • Specific VA Claim Guidance
    • Disabled Veterans Employment and Education
    • Useful VA Forms
    • How To Ask VetsFirst
    • VA Facilities Locator
    • VA Acronyms & Terms
    • VA Spinal Cord Injury System
    • VA Spinal Cord Injury Centers
    United Spinal AssociationUnited Spinal Association
    Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
    • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
    • Project Odyssey,
    • Restore Warriors,
    • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
    • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
    • Soldier Ride,
    • TRACK,
    • Transition Training Academy,
    • Warriors to Work,
    • Alumni program,
    • Family Support program,
    • Benefits Service,
    • International Support,
    • WWP Packs,
    • Peer Support,
    • Policy and Government Affairs,
    • Resource Center.
    Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
    Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project
    Wounded Warrior Project, PittsburghWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
    • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
    • Project Odyssey,
    • Restore Warriors,
    • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
    • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
    • Soldier Ride,
    • TRACK,
    • Transition Training Academy,
    • Warriors to Work,
    • Alumni program,
    • Family Support program,
    • Benefits Service,
    • International Support,
    • WWP Packs,
    • Peer Support,
    • Policy and Government Affairs,
    • Resource Center.
    Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
    AlleghenyWounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project

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