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This manual is designed to provide resource managers, advocates, and social service personnel with information about the integration of community services for persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The materials encompass the values of independence, productivity, and integration in the delivery of resources and services to persons with TBI. Each of the 12 informational sections begins with an outline of the goal and objectives of the included material. The beginning section provides an overview of TBI, followed by sections addressing the following issues: (1) attitudinal and language barriers; (2) employment issues for persons with TBI, including the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act; (3) necessary supports for independent living for persons with TBI; (4) housing for persons with disabilities, including funding and legal issues; (5) Social Security Administration programs for persons with TBI; (6) state vocational rehabilitation agencies and their implications for persons with TBI; (7) community based services and resources for persons with TBI; (8) substance abuse issues for persons with TBI; (9) sexuality and brain injury; (10) a checklist for writing neuropsychological reports in functional terms for vocational rehabilitation; and (11) motor vehicle driving evaluation issues for persons with TBI. An appendix includes information summary sheets designed for slide presentations. (CR)

Descriptors: Adults, Community Programs, Employment, Etiology, Evaluation Methods, Head Injuries, Housing Needs, Independent Living, Integrated Services, Neurological Impairments, Neuropsychology, Sexuality, State Agencies, Substance Abuse, Traffic Safety, Vocational Rehabilitation, Welfare Services

HDI Publishers, P.O. Box 131401, Houston, TX 77219; toll-free telephone: 800-321-7037; fax: 713-681-9595 ($16.50).

Author: Courtney, Linda J., Ed.


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