Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities
A Florida, non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the dignity, equality, self-determination and expressed choices of individuals with disabilities.
American Trauma Society
The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For over 40 years, ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and the victims of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Their goals are to prevent injury whenever possible, and to ensure optimal treatment of trauma when it does occur.
Brain Injury Association of America
Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the leading national organization serving and representing individuals, families and professionals who are touched by a life-altering, traumatic brain injury (TBI). Together with its network of more than 40 chartered state affiliates, the BIAA provides information, education and support to assist the millions of Americans currently living with traumatic brain injury and their families.
Brain Injury Association of Florida
BIAF’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all persons with brain injury and their families by creating a better future through brain injury awareness, prevention, research, education, support services, and advocacy.
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program
The BSCIP is administered by the Florida Department of Health and provides direct case management and resource facilitation as its primary services to eligible Florida residents who have sustained a moderate-to-severe traumatic brain or spinal cord injury. This is accomplished by employing statewide case managers and rehabilitation counselors. Children receive services from the employment of Children’s Medical Services nurse care coordinators and human services counselors.
Children’s Medical Services
CMS offers a collection of special programs for children with special needs.
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology
FAAST is a non-profit organization that has worked with thousands of people throughout Florida to provide hands on assistive technology demonstrations and training, financing for assistive technology purchases and assistive device lending program.
Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is an employment resource for businesses and people with disabilities. Their stated mission is to enable individuals with disabilities to obtain and keep employment.
Florida Spinal Cord Resource Center
The Florida Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center (FSCIRC), established in January 1994, serves as the statewide clearinghouse of SCI resource information for persons who have survived an SCI, their families and friends, healthcare professionals, support groups, the media, and the general public. The purpose and benefits in operating such a center are to increase knowledge of SCI related resources; help prevent secondary medical complications resulting from lack of knowledge; foster independence through self-knowledge; provide immediate access to current SCI resource information when needed by consumers throughout their lifetime.
Lash & Associates Publishing/Training
Lash & Associates Publishing/Training Inc. publishes practical, informative, and affordable materials on brain injury in children, youths and adults. They have chosen authors who are experts in their fields to write on the neurological, psychological, communicative, psychosocial and educational impact of brain injuries among children, youth and adults.
Mothers Against Brain Injury
Mothers Against Brain Injury, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 2005 by a mother whose teenaged son had a severe TBI in an auto accident. Her experience during the early days and weeks of this injury prompted her to create a tote bag program whereby large, reusable canvas totes filled with personal toiletries, personal comfort items, useful tools, information and resource materials for families are donated to 21+ trauma centers and handed to families within 48 hours of a loved one’s brain injury.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NACIA) is the nation’s oldest and largest civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease and their families. They educate and empower survivors of spinal cord injury and disease to achieve and maintain the highest levels of independence, health and personal fulfillment. They do this through providing an innovative Peer Support Network and by raising awareness about special cord injury and disease through education.
North American Brain Injury Society
The North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) is comprised of professional members involved in the care or issues surrounding brain injury. The principle mission of the organization is moving brain injury science into practice.
Sarah Jane Brain Foundation
The Mission of the Sarah Jane Brain Project is to create a model system of care for children and young adults with all types of pediatric acquired brain injuries.
Social Security Administration
Social Security Disability (SSDI) pays benefits based on work history. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pays monthly checks to people with disabilities who have limited resources and income. If you get SSI, you usually get food stamps and Medicaid, too. Medicaid helps pay doctor and medical bills.
Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
The Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (SCISG) is a not for profit organization that promotes camaraderie through friendship, education, advocacy and recreation to enhance the quality of life for those affected by spinal cord injuries and disabilities.
Transportation for Children and Adults with Disabilities
Their mission is to ensure the availability of efficient, cost-effective, and quality transportation services for transportation disadvantaged persons.