Helpful Website Links
Below you will find website links for resources and information we have found useful. Click anywhere on the website link addresses to access the corresponding information.
Traumatic Brain Injury
- www.calbia.org–Website for the California Brain Injury Association
- www.biausa.org–Website for the Brain Injury Association of America
- www.tbimatters.org–Homepage for Traumatic Brain Injury Matters; contains online resources and materials related to brain injury
- www.givebackla.com–Website designed to provide information and chat room for persons recovering from a traumatic brain injury
- www.tbiguide.com–Online traumatic brain injury survival guide book written by a neuropsychologist; emphasis upon presenting information in clear, easy to understand language
- www.tbts.org–Website for the Brain Tumor Society; provides resources for patients, survivors, families, friends and professionals
- www.braintumor.org–Website for the National Brain Tumor Society; provides patient resources, education, and brain tumor research project information
- www.brain-surgery.com–Website for the Brain and Neuro Surgery Information Center; provides non-technical information about the conditions which may require brain surgery and overview of brain surgery intervention options
Regional Caregiver Resource Centers
Each of the non-profit Centers listed below provide information and community resources for family caregivers coping with the physical, emotional, and financial responsibilities for a family member/significant other with chronic illness or adult onset of brain impairment. This system was established under special California statewide legislation signed into law in 1984. Each Center services a specific geographical area.
- www.losangelescrc.org–Website for the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center; telephone number is 800.540.4442
- www.caregiveroc.org–Website for the Orange Caregiver Resource Center; telephone number is 800.543.8312
- www.coastcrc.org–Website for the Coast Caregiver Resource Center serving San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties; telephone number is 805.962.3600
- www.inlandcaregivers.com–Website for the Inland Caregiver Resource Center serving Riverside, San Bernardino, and Inland Empire Counties; telephone number is 800.675.6694
- www.familycaregiving101.org–Website providing ideas and resource assistance regarding the challenges of caregiving
- www.caregiving.com–Website providing information to help persons caring for family members and friends with chronic illnesses
- www.nfcacares.org–Website for the National Family Caregivers Association; provides education, support and advocacy for persons who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability; includes virtual library of information and educational materials
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Asperger’s Syndrome/Language-Learning Differences
- www.LDOnline.org–Interactive informational guide focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other types of language-learning difficulties; designed for parents, teachers, and other professionals
- www.LDAnatl.org–Homepage for the Learning Disabilities Association of America; provides information and helpful resources to parents, professionals, and individuals with language-learning disabilities
- www.LDAca.org–Homepage for the Learning Disabilities Association of California; provides information, articles and links with emphasis on local resources and educational forums
- www.ncld.org–Homepage for the National Center for Learning Disabilities; provides current information on language-learning disabilities and resources in communities nationwide to parents, professionals, and affected children and adults
- www.chadd.org–Website for Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; provides information about AD/HD to parents, educators, professionals and the general public
- www.SmartKidswithLD.org–Website for children and adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; provides information about AD/HD to parents, educators, professionals, and the general public
- www.thehealthychild.info–Website sponsored by Swanson, Conti and Associates and written for parents by professionals; discussion topics vary from newsletter to newsletter with example topics including managing aggression, strategies for improving sleep habits in children, food allergies, and helping children to express feelings
- www.aphasia.org–Website for the National Aphasia Association; provides information about aphasia, available resources, and community support groups
- www.stroke.org–Website sponsored by the National Stroke Association; provides information regarding the incidence and impact of stroke
- www.strokeassociation.org–Website sponsored by the American Stroke Association; provides educational information
Senior Services for Adults with Dementia or Normal Age-Related Cognitive Decline
- www.onegeneration.org–Describes the resources available at the ONEgeneration multipurpose senior center in Van Nuys, CA; ONEgeneration offers a range of programs including adult day care, family support groups, and services for home-bound seniors
- www.aging.ucla.edu–Website sponsored by the UCLA Center on Aging; provides community education and life-long learning through a range of programs
- www.nora.cc–Website for Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association International; provides information regarding common visual difficulties and approaches to vision rehabilitation following a neurological event or onset of developmental learning differences
- www.epilepsyfoundation.org–Homepage for the Epilepsy Foundation of America; provides practical information regarding daily living with seizures, treatment methods, and current research
Medical Equipment/Assistive Technology Resources
- www.wheelchairnet.org–Website sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center; provides information about wheelchair resources including adapting to wheelchair use and locating mobility products
- www.donjohnston.com–Provides online catalogue for proprietary learning intervention resources for students with special needs in the classroom setting
- www.BIndependent.com–Resource site created by and for brain injury survivors and families; provides products to assist with daily living.
- www.abilityhub.com–Provides a directory to adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing the computer for persons with disabilities.
- www.infogrip.com–Provides a product directory for people with special physical and ergonomic needs who use the computer.
- www.rehabtool.com–Provides listing of high tech assistive, adaptive and accessibility aids for children and adults with disabilities and special needs.
- www.atnet.org–Website for the Assistive Technology Network developed by the California Foundation for Independent Centers; provides a listing of state-wide services and resources to help increase independence.
- www.resna.org–Website for the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America; provides current research, educational events, and directory for locating certified Assistive Technology practitioners.
- www.seniordrivers.org–Provides screening tools to measure functional skills important to driving and offers driving fitness tips
- www.roadwisereview.com–Provides screening tools to measure functional skills important to driving and offers driving fitness tips
- www.drivesharpnow.com–Website sponsored by Posit Science; provides free and for purchase software that is designed to help drivers improve cognitive foundational skills important for safe driving (such as visual scanning and reaction time)
Brain Fitness/Mind Fitness
Each of the resources below provide computer-based brain exercises directed at maintaining or strengthening cognitive skills..
- www.cognifit.com–Monthly use fee
- www.positscience.com–Brain training software for purchase
- www.psychological-software.com/psscogrehab.html–Brain training/cognitive rehabilitation software for purchase
- www.brain-train.com–Brain training/cognitive rehabilitation software for purchase