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
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia/Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
  • Assistive Devices and Strategies
  • Behavior Issues
  • 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
  • Checklists and Reminders​
  • Cognitive Functioning
  • Concussion and Sports Injuries
  • Counselors
  • Dentists
  • Depression
  • Driving (Learning to and returning to)
  • Education (Going to College)
  • Education-Academics – K thru 12 (Returning to school)
  • Employment (finding, keeping, or returning to)
  • Exercise
  • Family Impact
  • Healthcare and Coverage (State of WI – DHS)
  • Grief and Ideas for Healing
  • Home Improvements (Specializing in Disability Design)
  • Housing Options
  • Laws and Legislation
  • Legal Advice and Professionals (Attorneys, Guardianship, Advanced Directives, Power of Attorney)
  • Medication
  • Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation Centers
  • Neurology
  • Neuro-optometrist (Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrists, eye doctors who specialize in braininjury-related visual problems)
  • Neuropsychology
  • Nutrition
  • Optometrist (see neuro-optometrist)
  • Parenting after Brain Injury
  • ​Prevention Awareness​
  • Recovery (DHS Approved TBI Units in WI)
  • Recreation
  • Rehabilitation 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 and Friendship
  • Symptoms and Conditions (post injury)
  • ​Transition to (adulthood)
  • Transportation Options
  • Veterans