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BIALA Resource Guide for Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

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Lending Library

Nation Wide
800-539-7309 x7204

The Reeve Foundation offers a free lending library of over 5,000 books and videos on paralysis- related topics. Our catalog is available online at the above website. Items can be ordered online for delivery to your home with return postage included.

Home Modifications

Nation Wide

Education, resources, and directory

Benefit Finder

Nation Wide

Discover which benefits you may be eligible for.

National Financial Resource Directory

Nation Wide

Comprehensive resource website for individuals with disabilities

Disabled American Veterans

Nation Wide

Support for veterans and their families including medical support

Work Your Motor

Nation Wide

Work your M.O.T.O.R. is a series of home exercise videos for anyone who has suffered a neurological disorder. Created by occupational therapists, these videos are fun and engaging, and will keep you motivated as you continue your rehab from home.

Good RX

Nation Wide

Use GoodRx to find the price of your prescriptions at pharmacies in Louisiana and save up to 80% with our free coupons. Even if you have insurance or Medicare, GoodRx's discount prices are often lower than your co-pay.

Cure Medical

Nation Wide

Catheter and urology supply company

Quantum Rehab

Nation Wide

Designs and manufactures high-end complex rehabilitation solutions that allow end users to achieve their mobility goals. Wheelchairs and seating.


Nation Wide

Hill-Rom is a leading worldwide manufacturer and provider of medical technologies and related services for the health care industry, including patient support systems, safe mobility and handling solutions, non-invasive therapeutic products for a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions, medical equipment rentals, surgical products and information technology solutions.

Government Benefits

Nation Wide

Website to assist with government benefits


Nation Wide

Allergan is a pharmaceutical company.

Enemeez Bowel Care

Nation Wide

Bowel care


Nation Wide

A medical company that sells ostomy, urological and incontinence supplies

North American Brain Injury Society

Nation Wide

NABIS is a society comprised of professional members involved in the care or issues surrounding brain injury. The principal mission of the organization is moving brain injury science into practice. NABIS was created specifically to address the needs of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to brain injury - providing education programs, scientific updates and a platform for communication and professional exchange.

Closing the Gap

Nation Wide

An assistive technology blog highlighting the products, tools and strategies that are making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Help, Hope, & Live

Nation Wide

Help Hope Live has been showing clients and their families how to bring people together in order to fundraise to help cover the cost of medical expenses that insurance won't cover. These efforts play a critical role in helping our clients recover and maintain their health and independence. Helps thousands of people raise millions of dollars for Help Hope Live to pay a wide range of expenses, including out-of-pocket costs for: medications, durable medical equipment, home health care, wheelchair-accessibility modifications, physical therapy, innovative treatments, medical travel and temporary relocation, even emergency living assistance.

Intendu Functional Brain Trainer

Nation Wide

The Intendu Functional Brain Trainer (FBT) is the first adaptive, motion-interactive brain training platform designed to enable people with TBI to train their cognitive skills in functional, engaging, and interactive environments in the comfort of their homes. The platform is used by leading rehab centers and is based on clinical and scientific paradigms.


Nation Wide

Medicaid website

Vets Prevail

Nation Wide

Behavior change platform where veterans earn rewards for helping each other overcome challenges


Nation Wide
800-211-9136 Option 2

Bioness is the leading provider of innovative technologies helping people regain mobility and independence. Bioness solutions include functional electrical stimulation (FES) systems, robotic systems and software based therapy programs providing functional and therapeutic benefits for individuals affected by central nervous system disorders and orthopedic injuries.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Nation Wide

Application for student aid for education


Nation Wide

Bookshare is an ebook library that makes reading easier. People with reading barriers can customize their experience and read in ways that work for them.

General Motors Mobility Program

Nation Wide

Through the GM Mobility Reimbursement Program, new vehicle purchasers/lessees who install eligible adaptive mobility equipment on their new Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles can receive up to a $1,000 reimbursement for the cost of the equipment.

Centre for Neuro Skills

Nation Wide

Our mission is to reduce disability, maximize independence, and achieve the maximum possible quality of life for patients who have suffered a brain injury.

Locations in Texas and California

Comprehensive therapies address every aspect of rehabilitation, including physical, psychosocial, educational, occupational, behavioral, cognitive, aquatic, and speech therapy.

Inpatient, day treatment, continued care and telerehab programs provide intensive, outcome based care tailored to each individual’s needs.


Nation Wide

Adaptive technology for children and adults with disabilities

Louisiana Domestic Violence Crisis And Support Resources Hotline

Nation Wide

Support Resources Hotline - Domestic Violence


Nation Wide

Provides ostomy care, urology and continence care and wound and skin care.

Able Data

Nation Wide

Database for unbiased, comprehensive information on products, solutions and resources to improve productivity and ease life's tasks.

Veterans Crisis Hotline

Nation Wide

24 hour hotline for veterans


Nation Wide

Wheelchair ramps and lifts

Disability Benefits Center

Nation Wide

Information about applying for disability benefits with a traumatic brain injury and information about disability application process overall.

Chrysler Automobility Program

Nation Wide

Our goal is to assist in lessening the burden of the financial cost of modifying your vehicle.


Nation Wide

Improving the lives of people with disabilities by enabling them to actively participate in everyday life.

Explore the spectrum of individually configured manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, medical supplies and lifestyle-enhancement products for adults and children.

Check here for contacts throughout the state:

Need Help Paying Bills

Nation Wide

Resource for assistance in paying bills

Joseph Groh Foundation

Nation Wide

Foundation for spinal cord injuries.

Disability Secrets

Nation Wide
1 (855) 747-6075

Helping people navigate the disability world since 2010. We work with in-the-field disability experts to provide legal information that helps guide people through the journey of getting disability benefits.Legal and disability assistance

Veterans Justice Outreach Program

Nation Wide

Legal assistance for veterans

Veterans Aid & Attendant Program

Nation Wide

The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of the needs of nature.


Nation Wide

The Medical Equipment Donation Agency

National Resource Directory

Nation Wide

Directory that connects veterans to programs and services that support them

K9s For Warriors

Nation Wide

Service dogs for veterans

Family Caregiver Alliance

Nation Wide

Family Caregiver Alliance supports and sustains the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.

Reeve Foundation : NeuroRecovery Network (NRN) program

Nation Wide

These facilities are accepting individuals with walking difficulties related to any cause (not just SCI) and are hosting activity-based exercise programs.

Social Security Offices

Nation Wide

Social security offices list

National Association of State Head Injury Administrators

Nation Wide

Assisting state government in promoting partnerships and building systems to meet the needs of individuals with brain injuries and their families.


Nation Wide

Wheelchair provider and seating

Patient Care Medical Scholarship

Nation Wide
888- 726-5066

Patient Care Medical is pleased to offer (3) $1,000 scholarships to students across the U.S. Their scholarship program (  aims to ease the financial burden of attending an institution of higher education by helping students pay for tuition and education-related expenses. To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be enrolled in, or plan to enroll in, an accredited college or university with the intent to pursue an Associate's, undergraduate, or graduate degree. Patient Care Medical encourages students who suffer from spinal cord injuries or mobility issues to apply for this scholarship. For more information regarding application details, visit their scholarship page online.

National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury

Nation Wide

National resource guide for individuals with traumatic brain injuries

The Brain Injury Recovery Network

Nation Wide

This site provides practical, actionable advice for brain injury survivors and families. The goal is to see that survivors of brain injuries are given every possible chance to recover. There are numerous manuals, explanations, resources and ideas.


Nation Wide

Medicare website


Nation Wide
800 -333-6900

"Invacare focuses on products and services that help people move, breathe, rest and perform essential hygiene. These are important parts of care for people with a range of challenges, from those who are active and going to work or school each day and may need additional mobility or respiratory support, to those who are cared for in residential care settings, at home and in rehabilitation centers."

Make the Connection

Nation Wide

Online tool to connect veterans and family members with support, resources and information

Recycled Medical

Nation Wide

A FREE listing site for you to list and buy pre-owned medical supplies

National Seating & Mobility

Nation Wide

National Seating & Mobility's core business is custom mobility, Rehab and adaptive seating systems

STL Medical

Nation Wide

Discount healthcare supplies

Military One Source

Nation Wide

24 hour support for anyone in the military

Neuropsychology Information

Nation Wide

Association for neuropsychology and information

The American Legion

Nation Wide

America's largest online directory for veterans

Discount Ramps

Nation Wide

Discount ramps and other supplies

Social Security Disability Income

Nation Wide

Website informing about social security disability

Restorative Therapies

Nation Wide

Restorative Therapies helps people with neurological impairments using the FES therapy system. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a well established rehabilitation technique that uses pulses of electrical current to stimulate peripheral nerves evoking muscle contractions and patterned muscle activity.


Nation Wide

Wound care, ostomy, and continence products

Love Your Brain

Nation Wide

Love Your Brain is a foundation devoted to improving the quality of life of those affected by TBI (& concussion). Retreats, yoga, and resources can be found on their website.

National Center for College Students with Disabilities

Nation Wide

The only federally-funded national center in the U.S.for college and graduate students with any type of disability,chronic health condition, or mental or emotional illness.

Email addresses for more information:


Nation Wide

While the challenges are difficult, life in a power wheelchair is difficult. It is, typically, a life full of collisions. But at LUCI, we know every collision avoided could be one less injury, one less repair, one less stressful interaction with the world. That’s why, not only did our team create award-winning technology, we also had the challenge of creating state-of-the-art safety testing.

The Arc's Center for Future Planning

Nation Wide

Special needs trusts and ABLE accounts can help you save money.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Nation Wide

Call: 1-888-373-7888

Text: 233733

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that occurs in every state, including Louisiana. The NHTH works closely with service providers, law enforcement, and other professionals in Louisiana to serve victims and survivors of trafficking, respond to human trafficking cases, and share information and resources.

The National Human Trafficking Hotline supports victims and survivors, friends and family, law enforcement, service providers, government, professionals, practitioners and advocates in the human trafficking and related fields, community groups, and more through the following services:

  • Crisis assistance to victims of human trafficking
  • Report a human trafficking tip
  • Connect with anti-trafficking services in your area
  • Access general information and resources
  • Get involved in your community

Diabled Dealer Magazine

Nation Wide


Brain Injury Caregiver Virtual Support Group

Nation Wide

The Brain Injury Caregiver Support Group meets online from 7:30 to 8:45pm (eastern time) on the Second and fourth Sunday of each month using Zoom Room Internet Conference Software.

Our Mission and Vision:

Our mission is to provide an effective forum for the exchange of ideas and peer-to-peer support that is tailored to meet the special needs of caregivers to the moderate-to-severely-brain injured.

Feel free to contact us for more information:

Tom Gallup 301-502-8420

Click or copy/paste this link to join the Zoom call.

Or Dial by cell phone: 1-929-436-2866

Meeting ID: 854 629 0864
Password: 547272

Nation Wide

Nationwide Resource Guide

Search and connect to support.

Financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, housing, and other free or reduced-cost help.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, chat with them online via their website, or text HOME to 741741 (multiple languages available). If this is an emergency, call 911.

Motion Composites

Nation Wide

Motion Composites has an international reputation as a leader in the design and manufacture of ultralight manual wheelchairs.   

Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 7 pm EST

Assistance Dogs International

Nation Wide

Assistance Dogs International, Inc. (ADI) is a worldwide coalition of not-for-profit programs that train and place Assistance Dogs. Founded in 1986 from a group of seven small programs, ADI has become the leading authority in the Assistance Dog industry. Members of ADI meet regularly to share ideas and conduct business regarding educating the public about assistance dogs, advocating for the legal rights of people with disabilities partnered with assistance dogs, and the setting of standards and establishing guidelines and ethics for the training of these dogs.


Sheri Soltes
Chair, Assistance Dogs International, North America
512-680-4009 (m)

Sheila O’Brien
Chair, ADI NA Legislative and Advocacy Committee
631-672-5895 (m)

iProperty Management

Nation Wide

Louisiana Landlord and Tenant Rights


Nation Wide

Our mission is to improve customer mobility and quality of life by developing a superior product and offering unbeatable service to meet the specific needs of users.

ORDERING INFORMATION : Phone: (888) 453-0311 | Fax : (877) 501-8458 | |

Doman International

Nation Wide

Doman International is a team of leading experts who care about children with special needs and their families. We are an organization that believes in support and education.

The Doman Method is perhaps most famous for helping adults and children diagnosed with brain injury or brain damage.

Many resources available on website such as classes, webinars, recipes, and more.


Nation Wide

NeedyMeds offers a variety of programs:

Free or discounted medicine

Free/Low-Cost/Sliding Scale Clinics: Medical Clinics, Dental Clinics, Mental Health Clinics, and Substance Use Disorder Clinics


Camps and Retreats

Email for more information.

College Consensus

Nation Wide

Resources for college students with disabilities.

All Ways Caring HomeCare

Nation Wide
(866) 737-2273

All Ways Caring HomeCare works with clients who have brain injuries and need extra in-home care.

Link to All Ways Louisiana FaceBook page:

Ian Burkhart foundation

Nation Wide

The Ian Burkhart foundation was established to help other individuals with spinal cord injuries. From the initial trauma to transitioning home to continuing on with your life we are here for you.

A spinal cord injury is an extremely expensive feat even for those who are financially stable. The Ian Burkhart Foundation will help individuals seek out widely accessible funding sources and provide grants for items not usually covered by insurance however they will greatly increase independence and quality of life. Grants will be given after being determined necessary by the board.

Vision Center

Nation Wide

Vision Care Guide for Veterans

Home Repair Grants

Nation Wide

List of housing resources/grants for disabled homeowners to build houses or fund renovations that serve them and their needs.

Virtual Support Groups

Nation Wide

Seeking support online can be very helpful. Whether you are an individual living with a brain injury or a caregiver, it helps to know you are not alone. Visit the website to find virtual support groups for you and your family. (scroll to the bottom to find nationwide groups)

Detox Rehabs

Nation Wide

DetoxRehabs's overall goal is to provide trusted resources, relevant information, and referral services for addicted individuals and their families.

Hope After Head Injury

Nation Wide

Hope After Head Injury exists to provide hope, community, support, encouragement, education, and awareness for brain injury. You are not alone!

Support Group meets virtually on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM Central

Through online support groups, the Hope Survives Podcast, blog posts, and weekly live video broadcasts, survivors and caregivers are encouraged to never give up and to keep fighting.

Created by TBI survivor and advocate Cristabelle Braden


Nation Wide

NeuroCatch® is a medical device company that developed a cognitive assessment tool based on EEG.

NeuroCatch® is designed for healthcare practitioners to measure the cognitive brain function of their clients. It also supports neuro-researchers who require an easy-to-use and convenient cognitive brain function measurement system.


Nation Wide

This guide is for everyone, whether you have a disability or know someone with a disability.

It’s also for people with disabilities who may want to work in healthcare.

ADT Health

Nation Wide
(888) 263-6078

For 148 years, ADT has been the golden standard for security and monitoring services. ADT Medical Alert offers every customer this same standard when helping to protect loved ones so they can maintain their independent lifestyle.


Nation Wide

Kalogon’s founding team , made up of former SpaceX engineers, came together with local wheelchair users to develop their first product, Orbiter and continues to innovate. It took three years to develop Orbiter, and during this time the Kalogon team partnered with local wheelchair users, spinal cord injury clinics, and nursing homes to understand the needs around seating.

Ki Mobility

Nation Wide

Ki Mobility understands that innovative design must always lead to a functional product that improves lives and makes mobility easier. From agility and maneuverability to structural integrity, strength and durability. They don't just make wheelchairs, they make wheelchairs better.


Nation Wide

Penumbra designs, develops, manufactures, and markets novel products that address challenging medical conditions with significant unmet needs.

Psychology Today

Nation Wide is the world’s largest portal to psychotherapy; it includes free access to hundreds of thousands of professionals.

Wheeleez, Inc.

790-B Chadbourne Road
Nation Wide

"GO ANYWHERE with WheelEEZ!  

Our Sandcruiser, Sandpiper All-Terrain / Beach Chairs, and All-Terrain Rollator provide accessibility and fun to enjoy the outdoors with ease.

Beaches, parks, and trails are now at your fingertips. Enjoy your freedom! Go anywhere with WheelEEZ! "

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