Please see below for various pages and links regarding general resources and associations.
- Brain Injury Association of Georgia
Provides comprehensive services for persons and family members, with brain injuries. Website, information and referral services, statewide support group listings, helpline referral and support services.
770-676-8654, 404-712-5504, Toll Free: 800-444-6443
The mission of the national Brain Injury Association is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy. BIAG is the Georgia state affiliate for BIAA.
Provides grant potential for persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (brain injury due to external trauma only) and spinal cord injury. You must be a Georgia residence 1 yr or more and a US Citizen. Funding available for treatment, equipment, modifications, services not covered by insurance. Grant award only goes to the vendor, organization or professional providing approved services.
To learn more visit their website.
Primary: (888) 233-5760
Email Us: DPH-INFO-BSITF@dph.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Labor
Provides assistance for employment, vocational counseling, training, funding and services to assist persons with disabilities to return to work.
Resources, services, and technical assistance to help job seekers with disabilities obtain and retain employment.
State of Georgia agency responsible for Community Mental Health, Department Of Family And Children’s Services, TBI Waiver Program, and Food Stamps.
Georgia Aging and Disability Resource Connection ADRC
Georgia's Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) is not a place or a program! It is a coordinated system of partnering organizations that are dedicated to:
- Providing accurate information about publicly and privately financed long-term supports and services.
- Offering a consumer-oriented approach to learning about the availability of services in the home and community.
- Alleviating the need for multiple calls and/or visits to receive services.
- Supporting individuals and family members who are aging or living with a disability.
ADRC Phone Tree: 1-866-552-4464 - Option 0=English 1=Spanish
1 = Food Stamps (SNAP , TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 1-877-423-4746.), Medicaid and other division of Children & Family Services or Child Support Services
2 = Aging and Disability Resource Connection for information about aging and disability services in your area:
1= Development Disabilities Georgia Dept of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities GDBHDD
2= General Information about ADRC (formerly Brain and Spinal Injury)
3= Physical Disabilities and Sensory (or call 404-657-5258)
4= Aging and Disability Resources = looking for services, programs, resources in your area. You may also Click HERE to contact your local area agency
5 = Dementia, Alzheimer
3 = Report abuse, neglect, exploitation of a disabled adult or senior citizen. Adult Protective Services APS (report a health care facility 1-800-878-6442)
4 = Ga Cares for info on Medicare, now called: SHIP State Health Insurance Program or to receive help to select a Medicare and Drug Program
5 = Ombudsman Program - To report concerns about a resident at a nursing home or other long term care facilities
6 = ELAP Elderly Legal Assistance Program free legal advise by phone for seniors 60 and up
NASHIA assists the state government in promoting partnerships and building systems to meet the needs of individuals with brain injury and their families.
- Social Security Administration
Call the toll free number for your local office. 800-772-1213
CALL THEM IMMEDIATELY AND INQUIRE ABOUT DISABILITY, MEDICARE, MEDICAID, AND SSI FUNDING. Often this is a lengthy process. Assistance from a lawyer (specializing in Social Security may be necessary).
© Brain Injury Association of Georgia.
2300 Bethelview Rd., Ste 110-343
Cumming, GA 30040
Toll Free 1-800-444-6443