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Welcome to BIAC’s directory of Connecticut-based community resources, state and national organizations, and publications with important information related to brain injury education, prevention, and recovery. If you need further assistance, please give our helpline a call at 860-219-0291 to connect with a Brain Injury Specialist, or email general@biact.org.

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    Concussion Publications

    Recognizing a concussion is not just one person’s responsibility. Each sport is a team sport, and each player needs to look after each other. What a coach may miss a teacher may notice in the classroom or a parent may see at home. Teammates, coaches, trainers, parents, school nurses and teachers all need to be aware of the seriousness of a concussion and how to recognize when a child or young adult has sustained one.

    The following materials were created by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and made available for organizations and teams to customize.

    Concussion Education Plan & Guidelines for CT Schools

    Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport – the 5th International Conference on Concussion in Sport Held in Berlin, October 2016.

    Concussion: A Guide for Parents

    This booklet, adapted with permission from the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, was developed as a guide to help parents of children who are recovering from a concussion, to educate them about concussion, and to describe some of the complexities of concussion management.

    Concussion: A Guide for Parents

    Concussion: A Guide for Parents – This booklet, adapted with permission from the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, was developed as a guide to help parents of children who are recovering from a concussion, to educate them about concussion, and to describe some of the complexities of concussion management.

    Concussion

    Protect Your Brain: High School Toolkit

    On the Road to Adulthood

    Learn what your brain does. Learn why protecting your brain is so important. Learn simple steps to protect your brain every day. Have fun!

    Brain Injury 101: How to Guide

    Brain Injury 101 for High School Students

    Jeopardy-style classroom game for High School Students about Brain Injury facts.

    Scenarios: What Would You Do?

    These activities are intended to engage students in the critical thinking process regarding safe behavior currently confronting middle school students. The real-life scenarios below are designed to generate dialogue around issues they might face daily. These may be used in either a classroom discussion format or small group discussions. You may also incorporate role plays in these exercises as these scenarios easily fit this format.

    Protect Your Brain / The Middle School Years

    Brain Injury Prevention Activities

    What is Brain Injury

    TBI: A Guide for Caregivers of Service Members and Veterans

    Guide Produced by The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. Additionally, document can be viewed at and searched by section.

    DVBICFamilyCaregiverCurriculum_Full.pdf

    Brain Injury, A Guide for Educators

    This booklet provides information for school professionals about brain injury and how it affects students, including accommodations and strategies to assist students in the classroom.

    Brain-Injury-Guide-for-Educators-CT-8_17_publications.pdf

    Brain Injury, A Guide for Families about School

    This booklet provides information for parents of students with brain injury about the services available through the school system following brain injury, including information on the initial referral to special education services, the Planning & Placement Team, and the differences between the IEP and 504 Plan.

    Brain-Injury-Guide-for-Families-About-School-CT-8_17_publications.pdf

    Helping Students with Brain Injury

    The Helping Students with Brain Injury Series is meant to be a tool for school professionals and parents. Each sheet in the series addresses various areas that can be affected after brain injury and includes strategies for the classroom and sample IEP goals. The series was originally developed by the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, and adapted, with permission, by the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut.

    Helping-Students-with-Brain-Injury-Complete-Series-8_2016_publications.pdf

    Road to Rehabilitation after Brain Injury: Your GPS for Navigating CT’s Healthcare, Social Service and Disability System

    This comprehensive publication, compiled by one of BIAC’s Brain Injury Specialists, is intended to assist individuals with brain injuries and their families in negotiating the CT Healthcare system.

    Road-to-Rehabilitation-3_2022_publications.pdf

    Acute Brain Injury Guide

    This booklet provides basic information about brain injury and its treatment. Please read it at your own pace. As you learn more about the brain, you will have many questions. Members of the health care team will do their best to answer your questions. Definite answers may not be known because the long term effects of brain injury can be difficult to predict.

    BIACT_AcuteBrainInjuryGuide-003_publications.pdf

    Making Life Work After Brain Injury

    This new publication was adapted, with permission, from the Brain Injury Association of Florida. This booklet is designed to help make the transition from rehabilitation facility to home, and to assist family members in managing cognitive and behavioral changes that often occur with brain injury. This booklet is intended to assist family members in coping with brain injury on a long-term basis by providing everyday practical suggestions for living with brain injury.

    makinglifeworkCT6-16_publications.pdf

    Concussion A Guide for Parents

    This booklet, adapted with permission from the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, was developed as a guide to help parents of children who are recovering from a concussion, to educate them about concussion, and to describe some of the complexities of concussion management.

    Concussion-Parents-Guide-CT_publications.pdf

    Social Security Administration & Disability Benefits

    This booklet contains information on disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). If an indiviudal is unable to work for a year or more as a result of their disability, then they may be eligible for benefits.

    Social-Security-Administration-SSA-Disability-Benefits-Brain-Injury-2016_publications.pdf