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Neurological Impairment

The capacity of the nervous system is limited or impaired with difficulties exhibited in one or more of the following areas: the use of memory, the control and use of cognitive functioning, sensory and motor skills, speech, language, organizational skills, information processing, affect, social skills, or basic life functions. The term includes students who have received a traumatic brain injury.

Brain Injury Association (BIA)
BIA is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.

Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIAMA)
Offering information, hope, and support to persons with brain injuries, their families, and the professionals who care for them in Massachusetts.

Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF)
BTF is improving the care of traumatic brain injury patients from the scene of the injury through the emergency room and in the intensive care unit.

CDC - Traumatic Brain Injury
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services. This site presents information and resources on traumatic brain injury.

The Centre for Neuro Skills
Offers rehabilitation programs for individuals suffering from all types of brain injury.

Statewide Head Injury Program
A public program that identifies, cultivates and develops resources and services for Massachusetts residents who have sustained an externally caused traumatic brain injury.

TBI Help Desk for Caregivers
For caregivers and survivors of traumatic brain injury.

Last Updated: August 22, 2008

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