Office of Acquired Brain Injury
About the Office
The Office of Acquired Brain Injury (OABI) is Texas’ premier resource for providing education, awareness, prevention and service referral and coordination in regards to brain injury. We serve brain injury survivors, families and caregivers, brain injury service providers, military service members and veterans, and other state, federal, local and private agencies.
What does the Office of Acquired Brain Injury do?
We raise awareness of brain injury to improve the quality of life of those living with one and with the goal of preventing future brain injuries.
Some of our campaigns include:
- Brain Injury Awareness Month
- The Texas Sports Concussion Partnership
- The development of free outreach materials
- Guest speaking engagements for groups including school districts, national and state conferences, mental health coalitions, and many more.
The leading causes of brain injury are often preventable. We are devoted to the development and implementation of programs that encourage prevention. Whether it is an educational program or an awareness campaign, OABI is working diligently to reduce the number brain injuries sustained in Texas.
We believe education is key in both preventing brain injury and ensuring the highest quality of life for individuals living with brain injury. Some of our education programs include:
- Veterans Tactical Response (VTR) — Law Enforcement Guide to Working with Veterans with PTSD, TBI, and Homelessness
- Navigating the Brain Maze Video Series — An overview of the journey after brain injury
- Making a Difference DVD — This instructional video offers useful tips for effective communication and for directing individuals, families and caregivers to needed supports and services.
We are dedicated to ensuring you find the resources you need. Our office provides the highest level of personal attention and will help you find the answer to the questions you have.
We are here to help all individuals interested in brain injury including those living with brain injury, their families and caregivers, professionals and providers, Veterans, and others. Some of the most frequent questions we get are:
- How can I apply for Medicaid and SSI?
- What is my insurance required to cover?
- I am a caregiver who needs to return to work. How can I make sure my loved one is cared for when I am not at home?
- I read a list of brain injury symptoms. I think I might have sustained one, but I don’t know what to do next?
- I want to join a brain injury support group, where can I find one?
- How can I plan for the future of my loved one when I am no longer here to care for them?
OABI is committed to continued research that allows our office to make informed decisions about programs and activities, and to influence policy by educating our Texas legislators. Some of our projects include:
- The TX Juvenile Justice Brain Injury Screening Research Project — A $1 million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has enabled the Texas Office of Acquired Brain Injury to form a partnership with the Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission to conduct a four-year pilot study on youth in the Texas juvenile justice system who may have undiagnosed brain injuries.
- Needs and Resources assessments across Texas
How to Contact Us
Mail:1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 225E, Mail Code 1214, Austin, TX 78723