~~~ See below for general tips for those with ABI. ~~~
- The BIC suggests that everyone whose life has been affected by brain injury seek out a local brain injury support group or join an online support or discussion group as soon as possible. Do you need a brain injury support group?
- If you are working, are you having difficulty at work since your brain injury?
- If you are not working, would you like to apply for disability benefits or look for employment?
- Are you in school or planning to go to school?
- Do you need legal help?
- Do you need other types of human services, i.e., monetary support, food, housing, etc?
The following are general tips for persons with brain injury. Do not rely solely on this information. Please consult with a specialist.
A. Keep a pen and paper near you to write things down as they come into your thoughts before you forget, especially if you are having problems with your memory.
B. Make a list of your needs and keep your notes in one place OR
C. Add them to an organizational and reminding system that works best for you. It could be a personal calendar, an electronic personal digital assistant (PDA), a special notebook, or sticky notes. If you use scratch paper or sticky notes be sure to keep them in one place, i.e., attach them to a cork board, your refrigerator or a mirror, or place them in a folder or envelope, etc.