Related Organizations & Support Groups
Sally Johnson LICSW, SRH: 617.573.2539
Maureen Butler CTRS, MENTOR: 800-669-7266 x211
The Boston Acquired Brain Injury Support Group (BABIS) provides socialization for individuals with acquired brain injury, and their families and friends. It also educates the community about acquired brain injury, and supplies members and the community with local and national resources.
30 Lyman Street, Suite 10, Westborough, MA 01581
The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts provides support services to brain injury survivors and their families, offers programs to prevent brain injuries, educates the public on the risks and impact of brain injury, and advocates for legislation and improved community services.
3119 Cranberry Highway, Suite 5F, East Wareham, MA 02538
180 Elm St., Suite C, Pittsfield, MA 01201
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA 02114
Outpatient Center: 617-573-2100
The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network believes that those living with disabilities after illness or injury can rebuild their strength and sense of independence while they increase body awareness, build self-confidence, learn new life skills, and even make new friends by participating in an Adaptive Sports program. Children and adults can participate in Spaulding Adaptive Sports programs under the supervision of adaptive sports professionals as well as Spaulding therapists, providing the perfect environment to try a new sport or get back to one you have always loved.
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA 02114
The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital offers six major inpatient programs in rehabilitation, including one in brain injury and one in spinal cord injury. The Brain Injury Program serves those with open and closed injuries, anoxic and apoxic injuries, as well as injuries that have resulted from illnesses. The center treats patients with a wide variety of injury levels, from coma to mild deficits. The Spinal Cord Injury Program treats spinal cord injuries that result from both accident and injury, with a focus on teaching patients how to physically and mentally cope in the community.
Connect With Care Program
The Home Base Program provides clinical care and support services to Iraq and Afghanistan service members, veterans and their families throughout New England, who are affected by deployment- or combat-related stress or traumatic brain injury (TBI). This program also offers clinical and community education about the “invisible wounds of war,” and the challenges of military families. The Home Base Program conducts research to improve treatment and understanding of Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury.
One Boston Medical Center Place
Boston, MA 02118
The Center for Rehabilitation is located at the Boston Medical Center, and treats patients with a wide variety of illnesses and injuries, including brain and spinal cord injury. The New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center is located at the Center for Rehabilitation, and has been designated one of the National Model Systems Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Centers. It strives to provide, develop, and test cutting-edge rehabilitation therapies for those living with paralysis.
Boston Office (Primary)
165 Cambridge Street, Suite 702
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: (617) 643-3800
65 Landsdowne Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
CIMIT encourages novel approaches to treatment through functional and metabolic imaging and electromagnetic stimuli to localize treatment sites, measure progress, and identify the stages of recovery. CIMIT’s TBI & Neurotrauma Program seeks to explore novel techniques, including systemic and focal pharmacologic regimens, applied energy from lasers and ultrasound, and neuro-technological techniques, as methods to determine the stages at which they may be best applied. This program leverages the innovations of CIMIT Neurotechnology, Traumatic Stress Disorders, and Trauma & Casualty Care Programs, recognizing that many patients suffer from combinations of conditions that require clinicians to draw on a range of specialty resources.
Dennis Moran and Aviva Pruzinsky
Achilles Boston c/o Aviva Pruzinsky, 24 Burning Bush Dr. Boxford, MA 01921
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Achilles International’s mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enchance self esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (click for website)
636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Foundation’s toll-free number: 1-800-225-0292
Paralysis Resource Center’s number: 973-467-8270
The Reeve Foundation’s mission 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. The foundation’s website offers a variety of documents, videos, and other resources to create an interactive and informational environment for those living with paralysis.
Additionally, the Paralysis Resource Center (click for PRC's website) at the Reeve Foundation, offers resources on spinal cord injury, paralysis and mobility related disabilities. It’s dedicated staff seek to provide a comprehensive, national source of information for people living with paralysis and their caregivers to promote health, foster involvement in the community and improce quality of life.
Rehabilitation Center of the Cape and Islands
311 Service Rd.
East Sandwich, MA
The Rehabilitation Center of the Cape and Islands includes a Brain Injury Program and a Spinal Cord Injury Program at its Center for NeuroRecovery. The Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury programs help people with all levels of brain injury return to their communities at the highest level of function possible, using advanced therapy programs, specialized services, and a dedicated and experienced interdisciplinary staff. In addition, the center has developed innovative therapy programs, including an adaptive golf program, that help patients reconnect with their communities through recreation and social activities.
Southcoast Rehabilitation Center
363 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720
The Southcoast Rehabilitation Center, located at Charlton Memorial Hospital, provides inpatient care and rehabilitation for both Brain and Spinal Cord Injury. Together with the patient’s family, an interdisciplinary team works with the patient to determine goals, then develops an individualized program to help meet those goals. Patients receive several hours of therapy each day from nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, social workers, case managers, and other specialists.
Helping Hands Monkey Helpers
541 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 787 4419
Helping Hands Monkey Helpers is a Boston based non-profit that pairs trained capuchin monkeys with adults living with disabilities to help them live more independent lives.