The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana offers support to individuals who have sustained a brain injury or spinal cord injury, their families and friends, professionals, service providers, and the general public.
After a brain or spinal cord injury, confusing issues may arise in returning to school or work, changing family relationships, and with physical, behavioral, emotional and financial concerns. Our Resource Coordinators are available to help guide persons and their families through these difficult situations. The Coordinators will provide information, resources, advocacy, and other types of support as needed. This service is free and referrals are welcome.
Our Resource Coodinators can also provide:
- Assistance in locating appropriate services.
- Brain injury and spinal cord injury resources, books and brochures including BIALA's Resource Guide.
- Information about how brain injury and spinal cord injury may affect an individual’s return to home, school, work and their community
- Help you find the nearest Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Support Group in your local area.
- Tell you about upcoming BIALA sponsored events and programs, including.workshops, trainings and conferences.
- Send you information about other BIALA services such as membership, advocacy, outreach and other BIALA programs.
- Provide information on brain injury research.
Funded by the Louisiana Traumatic Head Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund through the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Aging and Adult Services, the Resource Center's goal is to provide the best available information about brain injury or spinal cord to Louisiana residents. Information about brain injury or spinal cord injury, their effects on the family, physical, cognitive, behavioral and emotional changes on the individual, child or adolescent injuries, specialized services, are provided with practical suggestions for living with a brain injury or spinal cord injury.
Life after brain injury is challenging for the individual and their family and friends. Many times families feel unprepared to deal with the many questions being asked of them. Questions often arise about available resources, funding, housing, employment, etc. The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana's Helpline helps answer many of these questions by pointing callers toward resources, services, and supports. We will help you find the answers you need to make an informed decision!