The Brain Injury Association of Texas (BIATX) is an excellent resource for those who have suffered brain injuries, and for the families of such unfortunate people. Here is the group’s description from their Web site:
The Brain Injury Association of Texas is an organization which arose from the mutual frustration and sense of helplessness experienced by families in their search for appropriate facilities and support to return loved ones who had sustained brain injuries to maximum functioning potential. It was organized in 1982 as the Texas Head Injury Association by a group of family members and health care professionals in an effort to meet the needs of the survivors of brain injury.
Prior to 1982 there was no public or private agency in Texas dedicated to providing emotional support, advice, guidance or other help for those who were suddenly faced with both the immediate and potentially long-term effects of brain injury. This organization is dedicated to the restoration and maintenance of the dignity of life for persons with brain injuries and their families.
The Brain Injury Association of Texas, chartered as a non-profit public service organization, strives to meet the urgent need to develop programs for public awareness and education, to support research and rehabilitation and to provide family guidance. Funds to accomplish these tasks come from individuals, business and industry, and public donations and grants.
The BIATX has accepted this challenge and is committed to goals designed to bring the problem of brain injury to statewide attention and to provide these programs and services so urgently needed.