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Support Groups, Meetings and Conferences

Oregon support group meetings are listed on the Brain Injury Association of Oregon (BIAOR) website. Click here and the schedule will open in a new window.

Washington support group meetings are listed with the Brain Injury Association of Washington (BIAWA), click here then choose "Support" from the links on the left side of the page. Schedule will open in a new window.

 

Links to other helpful websites

bulletTraumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide, available to read or download at www.tbiguide.com, is a collection of articles for survivors and their families by Dr. Glen Johnson, clinical director of the Neuro-Recovery Head Injury Program. It includes simple explanations of how the brain works, how injury occurs, and the symptoms, tests and therapies for brain injury.  
 
bullet Companioning Philosophy presented by Dr. Alan Wolfelt on his Center for Loss and Life Transitions website is a simple but touching list that may be helpful to the family and other concerned people who want to help a TBI survivor without robbing them of their dignity.
 
bulletThe Brain Injury Association of Oregon (BIAOR) at http://www.biaoregon.org and Brain Injury Association of Washington (BIAWA) at http://www.biawa.org are the local chapters of the national Brain Injury Association. The sites include information, survivor stories, support and educational resources for injured persons, families, and professionals who work with brain injury.
 
bulletTraumatic Brain Injury Resource Guide, offered by the Centre for NeuroSkills
http://www.neuroskills.com/  
 
bulletTraumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide, available to read or download at www.tbiguide.com, is a collection of articles for survivors and their families by Dr. Glen Johnson, clinical director of the Neuro-Recovery Head Injury Program. It includes simple explanations of how the brain works, how injury occurs, and the symptoms, tests and therapies for brain injury.  
 

Household and other Services

TRANSPORTATION
Portland:  TriMet special services
C
all 503-226-0700 or visit http://www.trimet.org/guide/accessible/index.htm

Vancouver: C-Tran special services
Call 360-695-8918
or visit http://www.c-tran.com for more information

Salem: CherryLift special services
Call
503-763-0953 or visit http://www.cherriots.org/Special_Services.htm

HOME CARE AND HOUSEHOLD HELP
Helping Hands -- Portland area help with household cleaning, organizing, and home care. Call them at 503-253-8458 or visit http://www.helpinghandshomecare.com

No Worries -- Washington County area service that can provide everything from household cleaning and organizing to skilled nursing care. Call them at 503 968-6363 or 503-641-4949.

Grocery Bags -- in the greater Portland area, this service shops and delivers groceries to your home or business. Order online, by email or by phone. Visit their website at http://www.grocerybags.com/ or call 503-245-4595

Safeway Shop-at-Home, online or telephone ordering and delivery
http://shop.safeway.com/superstore/
 

Other TBI resources

Service providers who state that they work with TBI issues are listed for your convenience only; we do not endorse or recommend these or any other specific service providers. We recommend you check with your doctor or counselor, the Better Business Bureau, or members of your local support group before contracting for services with any organization you don't know. 

bulletThe Oregon TBI Consulting Team provides "Educational services for students with traumatic brain injury." Their brochure is available online at www.tr.wou.edu/tbi/TEAM. For more information, contact Tuck Stevens at the University of Oregon, (541) 346-0597 or toll-free at (877) 872-7246.

 

 

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