BirthInjury.org is sponsored by the Midwest Brachial Plexus Network, Inc., a non-profit organization providing support and information to those touched by brachial plexus injury. Brachial plexus injury (bpi) is an injury that causes paralysis to one or both arms. Most bpi's happen during delivery of an infant, however trauma later in life may also result in a bpi. The injury can be temporary or it may cause a permanent disability. At this site you will find the most complete information about brachial plexus injury, available treatments, legal information, articles, FAQ and support services. We are dedicated to helping parents help their injured children. We also strive to provide information to the medical community so that doctors can prevent as many bpi's as possible and give prompt and accurate treatment when the injury does occur.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) is part of the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) conducts comprehensive and coordinated programs of research and related activities to assist in the achievement of the full inclusion, social integration, employment and independent living of people with disabilities. For more information, search the website or contact the NIDRR at 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20202-7100, or Tel: 202-245-7460, 202-245-7316 (TTY)
National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) provides access resources for employment, advocacy, benefits and financial assistance, education, technology, and more. Search their website for Research. For more information, contact the NARIC at 4200 Forbes Boulevard, Suite 202, Lanham, MD 20706-4829, or Tel: 301-459-5900/301-459-5984, (TTY) 800-346-2742, or Fax: 301-562-2401.
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) search the website. For more information, contact the NORD at P.O. Box 1968,(55 Kenosia Avenue), Danbury, CT 06813-1968, or Tel: 203-744-0100, Voice Mail 800-999-NORD (6673), or Fax: 203-798-2291United Brachial Plexus Network (UBPN) is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 organization devoted to providing information, support and leadership for families and those concerned with brachial plexus injuries worldwide. Available resources include: website; online registry, various outreach and awareness programs, and outreach, in-depth publications, an annual comprehensive resource directory and message boards. For more information, contact them at 1610 Kent St., Kent, OH 44240 or call Toll Free Phone Number: 866-877-7004 or Fax Number: 866-877-7004 or send e-mail to email@example.com
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