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All Brain Injury Survivors, Family and Friends are encouraged to attend our SUPPORT GROUP. We meet the THIRD Wednesday of every month from 5:30-7:30 PM at the National Rehabilitation Hospital, 102 Irving St, NW Washington, DC. Everybody is welcome. Email ellenwramsay@verizon.net with any questions.

Additional Resources

Serving Washington, D.C.

Please take a moment to check out this recovery guide authored by two of our Board Members. All proceeds from the purchase of this book go to the National Rehabilitation Hospital.

Managing Brain Injury: A Guide to Living Well with Brain Injury
Michael R. Yochelson, M.D., Penny Wolfe, Ph.D.

Publication Date: 6/1/2010

Managing Brain Injury is a reader-friendly guide to help brain-injured patients, their families, and caregivers face the challenge of life following a brain injury. The book is part of a highly-regarded series of books on living with disability produced by National Rehabilitation Hospital.
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There will always be accidents, injuries, violence and the unpredictability of life. But one thing that can ease the journey is a book like Managing Brain Injury: A Guide to Living Well with Brain Injury, which offers patients and families practical, useful information and helps to make some sense out of what is often, especially initially, a senseless situation.

The brain injury experts at National Rehabilitation Hospital have drawn on their years of clinical experience to help patients and caregivers cope with the process of rehabilitation. It’s a realistic look at what patients and families can expect throughout the journey... Especially helpful are the personal stories of hope from men and women who have suffered brain injury, moved through the rehabilitative process and successfully rebuilt their lives. I applaud NRH for compiling such a critical resource.

– From the Foreword, Bob Woodruff, ABC News


Preventing brain injury can spare individuals and their families from a life of hardship. Taking precautions against slipping and falling and sports and transportation accidents is a positive step.

Fact Sheets And Further Information About Brain Injury
Public Service Announcements

Short videos created as public service announcements provide more insight into TBI:


The lasting results of a brain injury are internal – frequently leaving the person affected by brain injury with no outward signs of a disability. Hence it has been labeled “the invisible injury”.

Additional literature addressing that issue and advocating for higher levels of awareness:

The United States Department of Health & Human Services, and the United States Department of Education have worked diligently to bring attention to traumatic brain injured individuals and the families who care for them. The TBI Act of 1996 authorizes DHHS agencies to conduct studies and establish innovative programs for TBI. Since the enactment of this act, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have conducted research to ameliorate the effects of TBI.

Other Brain Injury Associations

In addition to the national organization, the BIAA, there are two regional affiliates in the Washington metropolitan area that provide local resources and events. Additionally, a list of ALL affiliated brain injury associations can be found on the BIAA website:

Local Resource Guide

There are many services and support resources available to individuals with brain injury and their families within the local Washington, DC area. This guide is under development and will be available on this web site in the future.

Brain Injury Association of Washington, D.C. (BIADC)

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