Welcome to the BIRD A to Z Database

Did you know that even with a TBI or ABI diagnosis, you  may not be eligible for all state offered services?

The Wisconsin Disability Determination Bureau (DDB) is responsible for making the medical decision for Wisconsin residents applying for Social Security Administration’s (SSA) various disability benefit programs as well as several benefit programs offered by the State of Wisconsin. The Bureau operates through the Department of Health Services Division of Medicaid Services.

FIRST – IDENTIFY YOUR AREA OF MAIN CONCERN, Then Contact our Resource Facilitation Team for Assistance

  • Abuse (domestic and Victimization)
  • Academics K-12 (see Education)
  • Adaptive Tools and Technology
  • Advocacy(Assisted and Self-Advocacy)
  • Aging
  • Alternative Medicine (Acupuncture, HBOT, Massage Therapy, Neurofeedback, Supplements
  • Alzheimers/Dementia/Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
  • Assistive Devices and Strategies
  • Behavior Issues (also see Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation Centers)
  • Benefits and Assistance (State of Wisconsin only)
  • BIRC Bulletin Archive
  • BLOGS (Helpful and insightful personal comments)
  • Books (related to specific post-injury topics)
  • Brain  Injury (Types, Understanding, and Consequences)
  • Brain Injury Attorneys (Divorce, Guardianship, Personal Injury)
  • Brain Injury Organizations (National and Government)
  • Brain Injury Identification Wallet Card
  • Caregiving and Caregivers
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialists Training (What does it mean and how to become a CBIS)
  • Checklists and Reminders​
  • Cognitive Functioning
  • Counselors
  • Dentists
  • Depression
  • Driving (Learning to and returning to)
  • Education (Going to College)
  • Education-Academics – K thru 12 (Returning to school)
  • Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) 
  • Employment (finding, keeping, or returning to)
  • Exercise
  • Family Impact
  • Grief and Ideas for Healing
  • Home Improvements (Specializing in Disability Design)
  • Housing
  • Laws and Legislation
  • Legal Advice and Professionals (Attorneys, Guardianship, Advanced Directives, Power of Attorney)
  • Medication
  • Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation Centers 
  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Nutrition
  • ​Prevention Awareness​
  • Recreation
  • Rehabilitation Centers (also see Neurorehabilitation Centers)
  • Rehabilitation Services – (Therapy (PT, OT, ST)
  • Relationships, Marriage,  Friendships
  • Safety at home, at work, in public
  • Service Animals, Therapy Animals, Emotional Support Animals
  • Skills Training (Life Enrichment Skills)
  • Spiritual
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Support Groups (Statewide and media)​
  • Symptoms and Conditions (post injury)
  • ​Transition to (adulthood)
  • Transportation Options
  • Veterans