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 - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Resource Guide 
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Introduction
From The Ashes:
A Brain Injury Survivor's Guide
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INTRODUCTION:  This guide contains information on Brain Injury related services and programs located in your community or other communities nearby that you may want to contact to obtain services. Where possible, toll free telephone numbers, web and email addresses have been provided for your convenience.
The guide provides information on brain injury and disability related services that are available in Washington. Also included is information on federal, state, county, and local agencies. The Guide contains descriptions of services in each section and information on how to access them. 

This guide is intended for anyone with a Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, their family and friends, or anyone who works with people with TBI in Washington State. The table of contents will help you find information quickly. This book may be used by individuals with brain injuries, family members, and friends looking for help and resources. Rehabilitation professionals may use this book to help find resources for their clients. 

Narration about most topics has been added at the beginning of each section. These narratives describe the subject covered in that section and explain why people with TBI might benefit from the services in that section.

These resources deal with some issues common to TBI. Some address the aftereffects of TBI, be they sensory, motor or neural. Others help with general consumer issues such as health, respite, and rehabilitation, in-home care, support groups, and assistive technology to name a few. 

Following are some organizations that may be useful to persons with TBI, their families, caregivers, and the professional service providers. Of course, as with any other consumer item, itís wise to remember the tremendous individuality of head injury and to realize that what may help one, or many, or even most people with TBI may not work for yourself/family member/client. But once again, if one avenue of help doesnít perform as expected, another may well "do the job".

Agencies or resources are listed in alphabetical order rather than in order of importance. 
Many direct service providers who may be in your area are not listed. The organizations listed are statewide organizations that should be able to put you in touch with service providers and other resources in your area.

Tips for Navigating this Guide

This TBI Resource Guide can be navigated by either browsing or searching. The Table of Contents page lists the major topics of the guide.  The links above enables browsing through lists of resources and services in major categories on several of the pages. Information on specific topics can be found with two main types of searches: 

    Each page of this guide contains two silhouettets of Washington State. One is located at the top right hand side of each page and the other has been placed on the left navigation bar. The one at the top of the page has been linked to the guide's Introduction (this) page and the other has been linked to the  Table of Contents.  
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These silhouettes enable rapid navigation from one subheading to the next in either direction. Additionally, this Guide may be accessed by clicking on the N.W. Resources  link found on most pages of this site. 

Links from the Guide to other sites may break when pages are removed or change their web address. You may be able to find the page by going to the relevant domain or by searching the domain with Google's advanced search. If the domain has been removed, formerly posted pages may still be accessible through Google's "cache" links or the Wayback Machine.

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We do not endorse any of the services nor make any guarantees regarding the information or services included in this directory. 
The guide gives you information on the entire range of TBI services in Washington. 

This guide was made possible by a grant from:

Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
Department of Social and Health Services 
Aging and Disabilities Services Administration
PO Box 45600 
Olympia WA 98504-5600

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