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Abused and Brain Injured: A Toolkit Although this site focuses on "Understanding the Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury", it has a wealth of information on brain injuries, care guidelines and community services (searchable by city) suitable for anyone with an acquired brain injury (ABI) or caring for someone with ABI. Brought to you by ABI Research Lab.
Concussion Information for Patients and Families The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) has released the 3rd Edition of the Guidelines for Concussion /mTBI and Persistent Symptoms for adults. The new interactive guidelines hosted on the Brain Injury Guidelines website features a fully searchable platform with upgraded evidence from the 2nd Edition. The purpose of this guide is to help you navigate through the industry after potentially receiving a concussion. Published by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation.
Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport Developed by Parachute and its Expert Advisory Concussion Subcommittee, to ensure that athletes with a suspected concussion receive timely and appropriate care, and proper management to allow them to return to their sport.
Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) Provides awareness, information & support.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Concussion definition and information about treatment, prevention and additional support resources
Consensus statement on concussion in sport. Developed at the 5th international conference on concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016. It is designed to build on the principles outlined in the previous statements and to develop further conceptual understanding of sport-related concussion (SRC) using an expert consensus-based approach.
Recommended Reading
Title Author Note
Concussion & You - A Handbook for Parents and Kids Various Concussion handbook developed by the concussion experts at Holland Bloorview Rehabilitation Hospital.
MINDFULL - Recipes for Brain Health Various Book created by Baycrest Hospital with eating suggestions/information & over 100 recipes for better brain health.
The Brain's Way of Healing Norman Doidge Remarkable discoveries and recoveries from the frontiers of neuroplasticity.
The Brain that Changes Itself Norman Doidge Describes the plasticity of the brain.
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Susannah Calahan A well-written memoir by a woman who developed anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a rare autoimmune disease that can attack the brain.
Navigating the System of Brain Injury Ramona R. Bray, Clinical Psychotherapist Lists various resources available in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) related to brain injury.
New Hope for Concussions TBI & PTSD Dr. Lawrence D. Komer Dr. Larry Komer and Joan Chandler Komer offer new hope to those with brain injuries.
Eat Well Live Well with Spinal Cord Injury & Other Neurological Conditions Joanne Smith & Kylie James A brain injury survivor found this particular book to be helpful in her recovery. Even though it is written primarily for SPI, many of the issues described also occur after a brain injury. She felt her cognition improved considerably when she removed certain grains and refined sugar from her diet.
Brainlash: Maximize your Recovery from Mild Brain Injury Gail Denton MTBI Life Coach Gail Denton's website, blog and book provide helpful information on MTBI.
Over My Head A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out Claudia L. Osborn. Locked inside a brain-injured head looking out at a challenging world is the premise of this extraordinary autobiography. Over My Head is an inspiring story of how one woman comes to terms with the loss of her identity and the courageous steps (and hilarious missteps) she takes while learning to rebuild her life. The author, a 45-year-old doctor and clinical professor of medicine, describes the aftermath of a brain injury eleven years ago which stripped her of her beloved profession.
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life-all within four hours-Taylor alternated between the euphoria of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace, and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized she was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was completely lost. It would take her eight years to fully recover.
Concussion Information Booklet for Patients and Families Various The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) has recently released a new Concussion Information Booklet for Patients and Families. Representatives of the ONF were at the recent Concussion Public Forum in Toronto to distribute copies of it. They indicated the purpose of this guide is to help you navigate through the industry after potentially receiving a concussion. They indicated they would like to receive feedback on it from patients and families at or through Twitter @ontneurotrauma.
OBIA Bookstore Various Additional brain injury resources.
Travelling & Recreation
Canadian Transportation Agency Good information about travelling with a disability.
Access to Travel Transportation between and within cities.
Disability Travel Card Travel card that allows attendant to travel for free on bus or train. There is a form you have to fill out.
Via Rail Canada See "special needs" category and call agent to book.
Bennett Truck Rentals They have accessible van rentals.
Abilities Magazine They have stories of people's travel experiences.
Active Living
New Mobility
ParaSport Providing support to all members of the disability community - regardless of age or stage in life - to find, connect with, and participate in competitive and recreational sport programs and activities of their choice to enhance physical function and quality of life.
Accessible Travel News
Active Living Alliance

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