- Area Education Agency Brain Injury Resource Teams (AEA)
These 15 teams are a resource for children with brain injury, parents and other family members, local school personnel, rehabilitation, and hospital staff. The brain injury teams help ensure students' social, emotional, education and medical needs are identified and met when they begin to return to school. Call your local AEA and ask for the brain injury contact person or contact
Sue Pearson, Consultant for Brain Injury
University Hospital School
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1011
Brain Injury Association of Iowa (BIA-IA)
BIA-IA is an Iowa resource center and link to support groups throughout the state.
Brain Injury Association of Iowa
2101 Kimball Avenue
Waterloo, Iowa, 50702
Family Helpline 1-800-475-4442
Web site: http://www.biaia.org
Brain Injury Association (BIA) National Office
The mission of the Brain Injury Association is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.
Brain Injury Association
105 North Alfred Street
Alexandria VA 22314
Web site: http://www.biausa.org
Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC)
These agencies provide community support services and individual
counseling. Contact your local CMHC or call Iowa COMPASS, 1-800-779-2001 to locate a center in your area.
Department of Human Services (DHS)
DHS provides information, case management, referral and access to funding for a wide range of community based services. This includes home health support for persons re-entering the community and residential settings for survivors of brain injury. DHS also processes applications to determine eligibility for Medicaid. Contact your local DHS office or call Iowa Compass at 1-800-779-2001 to help find your local office.
Disability Resource Library
This is a special lending library with many resources on brain injury.
1-800-735-2942) (TTY, Relay Iowa)
Web site: http://www.uiowa.edu/uhs/drlmain.html
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
This agency is able to provide vocational evaluation, planning and placement assistance.
510 East 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa, 50319
(515)-281-4311 or 1-800-532-1486
Compass can provide free, detailed information about local, state and national services that can help people with brain injury.
1-800-779-2001 (Voice and TTY)
Web site: http://www.iowacompass.org
Legal Services Corporation of Iowa
This agency helps low income persons with legal questions in civil matters.
1111 Ninth Street, Suite 230
Des Moines, IA 50314