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Learn more about life after a brain or spinal cord injury.

Whether you’re a Rehab Without Walls® NeuroSolutions patient, a family member, a case manager or physician, there’s always more to learn about brain or spinal cord injury. These books and websites offer information about injury, recovery and life going forward.

If you’re helping care for someone with an injury or illness, be sure to check out our caregiver resources page, too.

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Brain injury and stroke resources

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)

This organization provides information on brain injury, research, conferences, publications, prevention and education, survivors’ voice, assistive technologies and referral.

Phone: 1-800-444-6443

United States Brain Injury Alliance (USBIA)

The mission of this organization is to engage the community in preventing brain injury and improving lives. In addition to the national organization, there are chartered affiliates in more than a dozen states.


Brain Injury Resource Center

This organization provides brain injury information, education and support to foster self-advocacy and self-care in partnership with families, doctors, rehabilitation facilities and lawyers.

Phone: 206-621-8558 (Formerly The Perspectives Network)

This website focuses on “positive communication” between persons with brain injury, family members, caregivers, professionals and friends of the injured, in order to create positive changes.



Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide

The goal of this online book is to better prepare the injured person and family for the long road ahead.


Brain injury and stroke books

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Acknowledged a Man
Barbara Del Buono, Allen Chatt, and Paul Hultmen

After Stroke: Enhancing Quality of Life
Wallace Sife

Brain Repair
Donald Stein

Brain Injury and Stroke: A Handbook to Recovery
Dr. E. A. Freeman

Brain Storms: Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury
John Cassidy

Children with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Parent’s Guide
Lisa Schoenbrodt

Chipper: More Than a Miracle
Gayla Schmutz and Lorraine Thompson

Coming Home: A Discharge Manual for Families of Persons with Brain Injury
Dana S. DeBoskey

Conquering the Darkness: One Woman’s Story of Recovering from a Brain Injury
Deborah Quinn

Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Diane Roberts Stoler and Barbara Albers Hill

Crazy Visitation: A Chronicle of Illness and Recovery
Saundra Murray Nettles

Cyclops Awakes: A Newspaperman Fights Back After a Massive Stroke
John Mantle

How to Conquer the World with One Hand and an Attitude
Paul Berger and Stephanie Mensh

I’ll Carry the Fork! Recovering a Life After Brain Injury
Kara L. Swanson

In Search of Wings: A Journey Back from Traumatic Brain Injury
Beverly Bryant

Living With Brain Injury: A Guide for Families
Richard Senelick and Karla Dougherty

Living with Brain Injury: A Guide for Families and Caregivers
Sonia Acorn and Penny Offer

Living With Head Injury
M.D. Van Den Broek

Miracles Happen: One Mother, One Daughter, One Journey
Brooke Ellison and Jean Ellison

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey
Jill Bolte Taylor

My Stroke of Luck
Kirk Douglas

My Year Off: Recovering Life After a Stroke
Robert McCrum


Navigating Through a Strange Land: A Book for Brain Tumor Patients and Families

Tricia Ann Roloff

One Handed in a Two-Handed World
Tommye-Karen Mayer

Over My Head: A Doctor’s Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out
Claudia Osborn, PhD

Parenting a Child with Traumatic Brain Injury
Barry Hughes

Plant a Geranium in Your Cranium
Barbara Johnson

Rebooting My Brain: How a Freak Aneurysm Reframed My Life
Maria Ross

Return to Ithaca: A Woman’s Triumph over the Disabilities of a Severe Stroke
Barbara Newborn

Sexuality and the Person With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide to Families
Ernest Griffith and Sally Lemberg

Slow Dance: A Story of Stroke, Love, and Disability
Bonnie Sherr Klein

Someone Stole Yesterday
Helene Wright

Starting Again: Early Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury or Other Severe Brain Lesions
Patricia Davies

Students with Acquired Brain Injury: The School’s Response
Ann Glang

That’s Unacceptable: Surviving a Brain Tumor – My Personal Story
Rebecca Libutti

The Brain Disorders Source Book
Roger Cicala

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales
Oliver Sacks

The Stroke Recovery Book: A Guide for Patients and Families
Kip Burkman, M.D

Through My Head: Essays by a Brain Injury Survivor
Bradley Fralick

To Wherever Oceans Go
Beverly Bryant

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Children and Adolescents
Margaret Semrud-Clikeman

Where is the Mango Princess? A Journey Back from Brain Injury
C. E. Crimmins

Working After Brain Injury: What Can I Do?
Dana DeBoskey


Spinal cord injury resources

Paralyzed Veterans of America

A comprehensive website with information about spinal cord injury, resources for professionals, sports and recreation, research and education, and legislative issues.


University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)

Provides research, education and training, medical and psychological information including employment, sexuality issues, rehabilitation, family and relationships.


Spinal Cord Injury Information Pages

Provides links to books, adaptive technology, travel and leisure, top hospitals, disability communities, online chat and message boards and spinal cord injury organizations.


Spinal Cord Injury Peer Information Library on Technology

Describes the assistive technology experiences of individuals with spinal cord injury through personal stories of life with assistive devices, consumer reviews and idea exchanges.


United Spinal Association’s Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center

Provides information on conferences and events related to spinal cord injury, information for people with new injuries, rehabilitation, and a resource center.



Disability-related resources

Americans With Disabilities Act

Provides information about the ADA including design standards, information line, technical assistance and enforcement.


Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) Program

National center for information, training, research and technical assistance in independent living. Improves the utilization of results of research programs and demonstration programs.


Job Accommodation Network

Increases employability of people with disabilities through worksite accommodation solutions, technical assistance with disability legislation and education about self-employment options.