Resources 
 
 
 

Community Resources

  • Brain Injury and Stroke Support Group
    Pinecrest Cafeteria at Delray Medical Center
    Mary Kaye: (561) 495-3048
    Information/reservations: 1-800-897-9789

  • Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
    Palm Beach Chapter
    Therapeutic Recreation Complex
    2728 Lake Worth Road
    Chris Holcolm: (561) 939-9102
    Fred Sandberg: (561) 714-8500

  • Gulfstream Goodwill: Advocacy and Support
    Provides programming that allows brain injury survivors to learn or relearn the necessary skills for independent living and employment. Other services include case management, social skills training, behavioral intervention and leisure education.
    Phone: (561) 848-7200
    gulfstreamgoodwill.com

State Resources

  • Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology
    FAAST’s goal is to provide individuals with disabilities increased opportunities to access and acquire assistive technology and services. FAAST provides a loan service where individuals can test equipment at no charge in order to make more informed decisions about his/her needs. FAAST also distributes information regarding affordable housing and assistive technology vendors.
    Phone: 1-888-788-9216
    faast.org


  • Florida Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center
    Their purpose is to increase knowledge of SCI related resources, help prevent secondary medical complications resulting from lack of knowledge, foster independence through self-knowledge and provide immediate access to current SCI resource information when needed by consumers throughout their lifetime.
    Phone: 1-800-995-8544
    fscirc.com

  • Florida's Brain And Spinal Cord Injury Program
    The BSCIP provides eligible brain and spinal cord injury survivors with the opportunity to obtain the necessary services required to return to the community. Services include: acute care, case management, rehabilitation, assistive technology, transitional living, home and vehicle modification, and long-term community-based support. These services are made possible through a state funded program which provides monies from traffic fines, driving and boating under the influence conviction surcharges, and special tag fees.
    Phone: 1-800-342-0778
    http://www.doh.state.fl.us/demo/BrainSC/index.html


  • Brain Injury Association of Florida
    The BIAF provides free information for brain injury prevention programs, education and training, a toll free helpline, research, legislative advocacy, support resources, and publications for those who have sustained a brain injury and their families/care takers.
    201 East Sample Road Pompano Beach, FL 33064
    Phone: (954) 786-2400
    Family Helpline: 1-800-992-3442

    biaf.org


  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
    Offer services to increase employment, enhance independence and improve quality of life for individuals with disabilities in the state of Florida. Assist with evaluating capabilities and abilities to gain appropriate employment or re-enter the workforce.
    Phone: (561) 650-6804
    rehabworks.org


National Resources

  • The National Spinal Cord Injury Association
    NSCIA seeks to educate and empower SCI survivors to achieve higher levels of independence, health and fulfillment by providing peer support networks and education programs. NSCIA provides general information about spinal cord injuries, a comprehensive list of educational and support resources as well as publications. Membership is free.
    Helpline: 1-800-962-9629
    spinalcord.org

  • American Heart Association
    Provides information regarding the prevention and warning signs of heart attack and stroke as well as publications and other resources.
    Phone: 1-800-AHA-USA-1
    heart.org


  • Brain Injury Association of America
    The BIAA serves individuals, families and professionals who are seeking information, resources, education and support regarding brain injuries. It has a network of support groups across the nation.
    Family Helpline: 1-800-444-6443
    biausa.org

  • The Amputee Coalition of America
    Their mission is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.
    Phone: 1-888-AMP-KNOW
    amputee-coalition.org

  • National Stroke Association
    The National Stroke Association (NSA) strives to help survivors and caretakers learn about stroke and understand what care and support options are available. This website provides information regarding publications, products, programs and support groups.
    Phone: 1-800-STROKES
    stroke.org