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.biacal.org–Website for the California Brain Injury Association
  • www.biausa.org–Website for the Brain Injury Association of America
  • 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.thebrainsite.org–Website for a non-profit recovery and resource center for people who have experienced a brain injury
  • www.brainline.org–Website for a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • www.mayoclinic.org–Website content page for overview information regarding mild cognitive impairment

Brain Tumor

  • 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

Dementia

  • www.theaftd.org–Website for educational information and resources related to frontotemporal dementia
  • http://www.alz.org–Website for educational information and resources related to Alzheimer’s dementia

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.fcscgero.org–Website for the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center; telephone number is 855.872.USC
  • www.caregiveroc.org–Website for the Orange Caregiver Resource Center; telephone number is 800.543.8312
  • www.cottagehealth.org–Website for the Coast Caregiver Resource Center serving San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties; telephone number is 805.879.8980
  • www.inlandcaregivers.com–Website for the Inland Caregiver Resource Center serving Riverside, San Bernardino, and Inland Empire Counties; telephone number is 800.675.6694

Family Caregiver

  • 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.caregiveraction.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
  • www.caregiving.org–Website for the National Alliance for Caregiving; provides a range of caregiving resources

Autism Spectrum Disorders/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/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.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.autismspeaks.org–Provides educational resources related to autism spectrum disorders

Stroke/Aphasia

  • 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

Other/Concomitant Conditions

  • www.noravisionrehab.com–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.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.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.

Driving Fitness

  • 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)
  • www.roadsafeseniors.org–Website for educational information to promote safety for senior drivers

Brain Fitness/Mind Fitness

Each of the resources below provide computer-based brain exercises directed at maintaining or strengthening cognitive skills..