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        "Making The Impossible Possible"    

BROKEN WINGS, INC.

                                       BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS 

BROKEN WINGS, INC. offers online and personal support or brain injury survivors and their families.  We have online support group that highlights aspects of living with a brain injury as well as education concerning the challenges that accompany brain injury.


INFORMATION & RESOURCE


Hope, Help and Support 

Mobile Resource and Benefits Counselor
Designated as the Brain Injury (TBI) specialist by the Aging and Disability Resource Connection

  • Funded by the Georgia Dept of Human Services BIP grant
         Provides:
  • Assisting with on-line GA Compass program (Medicaid, Food Stamps, etc)
  • Community Resources when transitioning from hospital to home
  • Visits to metro Atlanta hospitals, Rehabilitation Centers or to your home – by appointment

     through  individual or case manager/physician

  • Offers Peer Mentoring… Education on brain injury… Short and long term challenges and strategies…

     Packet of information… Determines your needs… Provides resources.

Contact:

Jane Jackson, Certified Brain Injury Specialist CBIS

Director, Information and Resource Program

404-712-5504 or 800-444-6443

jane@braininjurygeorgia.org


INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS AND BOOKS ABOUT BRAIN INJURY

AMAZON #1 BEST SELLER 

"BROKEN WINGS" - Written by Twylia G. Reid
Self-help Serves Up a Dose of Inspiration for Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors and Supporters.  An Exhilarating Personal Testimony of Hope and Healing From a Mother, Caregiver, Wife, and Retired Army Veteran of Her Journey From Tragedy to Triumph Through Her Son’s Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

www.twyliareid.com / www.twyliareid.com/apps/webstore

AMAZON #1 BEST SELLER 

"WHEN CAREGIVERS NEED CARE GIVEN- Written by Twylia G. Reid

Being a caregiver can be a difficult role. It requires patience, tenderness, selflessness, and hard work. Providing care for someone, whether it’s a parent, a loved one, or as a professional requires a high level of self-love and self-care. But while it may be a rewarding experience to care for a loved one, the emotional and physical stress of caregiving can lead to burnout and exhaustion—causing caregivers to put themselves and their own well-being in the background.  How can you fulfill your role as a caregiver without losing yourself?  "WHEN CAREGIVERS NEED CARE GIVEN", teaches you how to navigate caring for your loved one.  With information on how to talk to your loved ones about situatiuations, handling the emotional stress, and taking the time to care for yourself, this guide can help you care for your loved one and yourself at the same time!   www.twyliareid.com / www.twyliareid.com/apps/webstore

"Affirmations for the Mind, Body & Soul"  A Guide For Survivors of Traumatic Events - Written by Twylia G. Reid


Many times after a traumatic event one feels alone and abandoned. They feel as if life is over and there is no hope for the future. The pain endured often leaves survivors in a state of helplessness and hopelessness.   This book will show you the importance of speaking positive affirmations into your life daily. By doing so you will be empowered to create the life you desire, in spite of health and wealth challenge….by the power of your words. If you are ready to live and not merely exist after surviving a traumatic event, this book is for you!

www.twyliareid.com / www.twyliareid.com/apps/webstore

"A Survivor's Goal Planning Journal" - Written by Twylia G. Reid

A Brain Injury Survivor's Guide to Goal Setting

Are your daily activities bringing you closer to your goals? If not, do not expect the things in your life you need and want to be different and changed, to be different or change.   Outlining your goals, and putting them in writing serves as a constant reminder of what you want to achieve. Goals are set one step at a time, and there is really only one true secret to achieving them which is to SIMPLY START.

www.twyliareid.com / www.twyliareid.com/apps/webstore

"The WORD The Truth & The Light"- BIBLE STUDY Notebook - Written by Twylia G. Reid

The scriptures were inspired by God. They were created to teach us the truth regarding all things. They were written to keep us on the straight and narrow path.   Whether you have no Bible experience or have studied the Bible for years, this handy Bible Study Notebook provides an excellent introduction to personal Bible study.   www.twyliareid.com / www.twyliareid.com/apps/webstore


2019 Dated Planner - Written by Twylia G. Reid

This planner will help you keep track of important deadlines, important dates and more with clear and simple organization.  The But First...COFFEE 12 dated planner covers 12 months from January 2019 to December 2019.  Plan your schedule without fear of ever having to miss an appointment  or important meeting.  Great for long-term planning, each month covers two pages.  Featured ruled and un-ruled daily blocks for open scheduling.  Pages measure 8.5" x 11".  Maintain your schedule with classic style.  Planner has a black, glossy finished, simulated leather cover with bound design to keep pages secure for prolonged use.  Expand your organizational skills with expanded pages.  Includes: 2020 reference calendar. Contacts. Note Taking.  Year End Reflection Page.  MONTHLY - Each monthly spread contains an overview of the month and a notes section, remember upcoming plans at large with the monthly view!  Keep your special dates and important things to do at the top of your mind during the year.  WEEKLY - Weekly spread includes space to write your daily schedule, have plenty of space to detail appointments and keep track of all days clearly with the weekly view.  You can fit the scheduling needs of busy people with ease.   www.twyliareid.com / www.twyliareid.com/apps/webstore


2019 Non-Dated 6 Month Planner - Written by Twylia G. Reid

The BUT FIRST…COFFEE Weekly/Monthly Planner is based on past leading Productivity Principles and Supported Goals Research that are proven to increase efficiency.  This planner will help you keep track of important deadlines, special events and more with clear and simple organization.  Free date, no year limit, for use whenever you need it.  Plan your schedule without fear of ever having  to miss an appointment or important meeting.  There is also a place to jot down your To Do's for the day on each scheduling page.  Plus, extra non-dated pages for your scheduling pages.   

www.twyliareid.com / www.twyliareid.com/apps/webstore

GET IT DONE  To Do List Planner - Written by Twylia G. Reid 
This TO DO LIST PLANNER will help you keep track of important deadlines, special events and more with clear and simple organization. The GET IT DONE TO DO LIST PLANNER covers 52 weeks. Plan your day without the anxiety of ever having to miss an appointment or an important meeting. Features include ruled and daily blocks for open scheduling. Pages measure 8" x 10". Maintain your schedule with classic style. The planner has a beautiful glossy finished cover and bound design to help keep pages secure for prolonged use. Expand your planning with a specialized page to celebrating your wins for the week by jotting down your memorable moments of the week, and other things to include important lessons learned. REDUCE YOUR STRESS AND INCREASE EFFICIENCY - Undated version, you can be more flexible according to your needs to write dates and records. This helps you in utilizing the planner to your own personal needs and avoids masses of blank and wasted space.  www.twyliareid.com / www.twyliareid.com/apps/webstore

"Pray Believe Receive" Prayer Journal (His/Hers) 

Written by Twylia G. Reid

Prayer is our communication channel with God. We are mandated to use it without ceasing. God tell us to not be dismayed, no matter what comes our way, because we can go to Him and make our requests be known. Therefore, I find great joy in knowing that whatever I ask for in prayer, believing that I have received it that it will be mine. The more you use the journal, the more you will notice that your conversations with God will improve. This prayer journal was created as a guide to help you put down on paper, the prayers that you pray to God for you and your family. This useful tool will help you build faith as you seek God in your day to day living. The ability to see your past prayers is both encouraging and faith building. By starting a journal, you are able to go back in time and see your heart, thoughts and prayer life and remember the moment God said yes, no, or wait. This prayer journal is not just designed to record your prayer request; it can be used to help you as you develop your prayer life during your intimate times with God by helping you nurture and cultivate a better prayer life    www.twyliareid.com / www.twyliareid.com/apps/webstore

A Concussion is a Brain Injury:

The Brain Injury Association of Virginias (BIAV) public awareness campaign for Brain Injury Awareness Month focused on sports concussion They emphasize early identification and proper management of sports concussion.
A concussion is a brain injury.mov



BRAIN INJURY AND DISABILITY


Brain Injury Association of Georgia

1441 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: 404-712-5504/800-444-6443  
www.braininjurygeorgia.org

Provides comprehensive services for persons and family members, with brain injuries. Web site, information and referral services, statewide support group listings, helpline referral and support services.


Georgia Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission

2 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 26-426, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-651-5112;
http://www.gatrustfund.org/

Provides funding for persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (brain injury due to external trauma only, illness not eligible) and spinal cord injury. Funding available for treatment, equipment, modifications, services not covered by insurance. Funding is a last resort option. Contact immediately, application processing may take several months.


Georgia Department of Labor, Rehabilitation Services

148 Andrew Young Intl. Blvd. NE, Suite 510, Atlanta, GA 30303-1751
404-232-3910/TTY 404-232-3911
www.vocrehabga.org

Provides assistance for employment, vocational counseling, training, funding and services to assist persons with disabilities to return to work.


Brain Injury Association (BIA) National Office

8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 611, McLean, VA, 22102, 
(703) 761-0750 Family Helpline: 800-444-6443
www.biausa.org

The mission of the national Brain Injury Association is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.


National Association of State Head Injury Administrators

4330 East West Highway, Suite 301, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 656-3500; FAX (301) 656-3530
www.nashia.org

NASHIA assists the state government in promoting partnerships and building systems to meet the needs of individuals with brain injury and their families.


Georgia Department Of Human Resources

2 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 29-250, Atlanta, GA; 
404-651-6314
www.dhr.georgia.gov

State of Georgia agency responsible for Community Mental Health, Department Of Family And Children’s Services, TBI Waiver Program and Food Stamps


Social Security Administration

Call the toll free number for your local office. 800-772-1213
www.socialsecurity.gov

Federal agency that provides financial services for social security retirement, disability and supplemental security income (SSI).

CALL THEM IMMEDIATELY AND INQUIRE ABOUT DISABILTITY, MEDICARE, MEDICAID, AND SSI FUNDING.


Georgia Advocacy Office

150 East Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA; 404-373-0018 800-537-2329
www.thegao.org

Advocates and attorneys working with and for oppressed and vulnerable individuals in Georgia, who are labeled as disabled or mentally ill to secure their protection and advocacy.


Georgia Department of Community Health

www.dch.georgia.gov ; Peach Care 1-877-GA-PEACH, www.peachcare.org

he Georgia Department of Community Health provides healthcare benefits, develops health policies and administers healthcare programs for Georgia citizens; and Peach Care provides affordable healthcare for children under 19.


Disability Link

755 Commerce Dr. Suite 45, Decatur, GA 30030; 404-687-8890
http://www.disabilitylink.org/

Disability rights, advocacy training and support services. Focus is self-determination in employment and community living.


National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Mailstop K65, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724;
1-800-232-4636
www.cdc.gov/ncipc ALSO cdcinfo@cdc.gov

CDC website provides good information on traumatic brain injury. Assists the US government, protects the health and safety of all Americans and provides human services, especially for people who are least able to help themselves.


Friends of Disabled Adults and Children

4900 Lewis Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30083; 770-491-9014
www.fodac.org

Provides durable medical equipment (donated) for the disabled, vehicle modification and building home ramps.


Handicapped Driver Services

1310 Kennestone Circle, Marietta, GA 30066; 770-422-9674
www.hdsvans.com

ells durable medical equipment (new), vehicle modifications, rental and sales of vans for the disabled.




EMPLOYMENT


Ticket to Work Program

Are you Receiving Benefits and Interested in Working? SSA has a Ticket to Work Program, training, job referrals land other ongoing support and services.  Ask a lot of questions and be sure you understand and are aware of any restrictions or limitations such as work hours, money earned, how to monitor, what would cause you to your lose your benefits, etc.
For a copy of the brochure click here.  Click here to be directed to the Social Security website


Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries Social Security (PABSS)

Service Areas – all Georgia Counties

404-885-1234 Toll Free 800-537-2329

Assists individuals with disabilities who receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits in obtaining information and advice about receiving vocational rehabilitation and employment services.


Disability Link (for Employment)

Jessica Long, Employment Specialist 
755 Commerce Drive #415 Decatur, GA 30030 400-687-8298 (Ask for Jessica)

Provides a training workshop on “Getting A Job and Being Disabled”. The participants learn such things as: how to determine what types of jobs they can do; how to write resumes; how to interview for a job; learn about having a disability and working; learn their disability rights as an employee, etc.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE


Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission

2 Peachtree St., NW, Suite 26-426, Atlanta, GA 30303
888-233-5760
www.bsitf.state.ga.us

Provides funding for services and items that will improve the quality of life, increase independence, and allow inclusion in the community for individuals with traumatic brain (must be TRAUMATIC, not tumors, brain bleeds, etc.) and spinal cord injuries. (Priority given to those in at-risk situations).


Georgia Partnership for Caring

PO Box 450987, Atlanta, GA 31145-0987
678-578-2920 800-982-7468 
http://www.mygeorgiacares.org/Home/tabid/37/Default.aspx


Credit-Able/Getting Ahead Association

Georgia Department of Labor/VR Tools for Life Program
1700 Century Circle, B-4, Atlanta, GA 30345
800-497-8665

Provides guaranteed loans for assistive technology, home and vehicle modifications to Georgians with disabilities, their families, caregivers, and/or employers.


Medicaid

Contact 800-869-1150 or your local Dept of Family and Children Services Office

Medicaid Website  Click Here

As the largest division in Community Health, Medicaid Division administers the Medicaid program, which provides health care for children, pregnant women, and people who are aging, blind and disabled


Medicare

800-MEDICARE - (800-633-2273)

Official US Government Site for Medicare or to locate resources click here

Provides health insurance (hospital and doctor’s services) to people ages 65 years and older, and some disabled people under 65 years of age (eligibility begins 2 years after date of injury).


Part A: (Hospital Insurance) Helps cover inpatient care in hospitals and cover skilled nursing facility, hospital and home health care.


Part B: (Medical Insurance) Helps cover doctors’ services, hospital outpatient care and home health care. covers some preventive services to maintain your health and keep certain illnesses from getting worse.


Part D: (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage) – Offers a prescription drug option run by Medicare approved private insurance companies, helps cover cost of prescription drugs, may help lower your drug costs and help protect against higher costs in the future.



Georgia Free Clinic Network

678-553-4939

http://www.gfcn.org

A Free Clinic is an organization who primary mission is to provide health care services free or with a minimal administrative fee to individuals with limited resources. Volunteer health professionals provide a significant portion of health care services. Call or visit their website for a clinic nearby, and to see if you qualify.



DRIVING EDUCATION AND RECERTIFICATION


Warm Springs

706-655-5075
www.rooseveltrehab.org

They have a driver’s education program for the disabled.


Shepherd Center

2020 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-352-2020
www.shepherd.org  (Click on PATIENT CARE/ then click on ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY/ then read about Adaptive Driving School, Dependent Passenger Evaluations, Van driving evaluations, Car driving evaluations, etc.



PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE


The Partnership for Prescription Assistance

1-888-477-2669

https://www.pparx.org/Intro.php


Healthwell Foundation - http://www.healthwellfoundation.org/ - 1-800-675-8416


Pharmaceutical Assistance Program -https://www.medicare.gov/pharmaceutical-assistance-program/index.aspx – 800-486-2048


Patient Assistance Foundation helps the uninsured access medicines – 888-222-6885



HOME MODIFICATIONS


National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

213-740-1364 www.homemods.org

Includes an information-rich “Frequently Asked Questions” page and a state-by-state
resource directory.



RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS


ALLTERNATIVE GYM

www.allternativegym.com -  allternativegym@bellsouth.net - 678-945-4662
Allternative Gym is the pioneer in strength training while utilizing the
Adeli Suit. Allternative Gym customizes each exercise routine to fit the
individual's specific needs and goals. They offer fitness classes to
children and adults with developmental disabilities and related conditions
(brain injury). We offer Hyperbaric Oxygen therapies.  Work with Pediatrics,
Teens and Adults. Dallas, GA


HOPE AND DREAMS RIDING FACILITY

http://www.hopesanddreamsridingfacility.com/ - 229-263-4773
Hopes and Dreams Riding Facility - A dedicated and Loving
Facility for Wounded Warriors, Veterans and Active Duty Personnel and others
with a brain injury. Visit our website to learn about our facility and what
we do to help. FREE!!! Quitman, GA


SHEPHERD CENTER - Therapeutic Recreation Services

http://www.shepherd.org/resources/therapeutic-recreation  -  404-350-7375   



KEY LOCAL AND NATIONAL LINKS:

Brain Injury Association of America www.biausa.org

Georgia’s Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission www.bsitf.state.ga.us

Georgia Advocacy Office www.thegao.org

Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov

Defense & Veterans’ Brain Injury Center www.dvbic.org

Social Security Administration www.ssa.gov

National Association of State Head Injury Administrators www.nashia.org

Brainline.org – preventing, treating and living with TBI  http://www.brainline.org/



PREVENTION


CDC Injury Prevention & Control – Concussion & Mild TBI, Concussion & Sports http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/index.html



STROKE


Mayo Clinic Stroke Information http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stroke/DS00150

American Stroke Association http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/


National Stroke Association Careliving an online social network designed for caregivers and family members of stroke survivors: http://careliving.stroke.org/

Click here http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/WarningSigns/Warning-Signs_UCM_308528_SubHomePage.jsp for warning signs of a stroke.



SUPPORT GROUP LINKS


Broken Wings Brain Injury Empowerment Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrokenWings01/?ref=group_cover


Georgia Brain Injury Support Groups 
Click Here