The goal of the Indiana NeuroResource Facilitation program is to provide information and support to Hoosiers who have experienced brain injury.
NeuroResource Facilitation staff provide referrals, resources, guidance, navigation, advocacy and more to individuals with acquired brain injury, as well as family members/supporters of individuals with acquired brain injury.
In addition to working directly with people with brain injury and their supports, the Indiana NeuroResource Facilitation program also provides education and guidance to medical and service providers in the community. NeuroResource Facilitators are available to provide information and education about brain injury specific decision-making, best-practices, and continuum of care planning.
What can a NeuroResource Facilitator do?
- Provide information on brain injuries.
- Help find appropriate support groups.
- Be a non-judgmental sounding board by offering supportive listening and confidentiality.
- Act as a liaison with a medical provider.
- Help file disability or Medicaid paperwork.
- Help to identify barriers and solutions to utilizing resources.
- Help find resources for workplace accommodations.
There is no cost to participate in the Indiana NeuroResource Facilitation program. We do not bill insurance or participants for this service.
The NeuroResource Facilitation team is led by Flora Hammond, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, chief of medical affairs at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, and project director & principal investigator of the Traumatic Brain Injury Model System. Dr. Hammond is assisted by Devan Parrott, PhD, associate professor at IU School of Medicine, and Wendy Waldman, BSW and certified brain injury specialist trainer.
The Indiana NeuroResource Facilitation program is run by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, funded in part from a grant from the Indiana State Department of Health.