Preparing for Employment

An Advancing Employment Initiative. Their goal is to increase the number of Georgians with newly acquired (less than four years) spinal cord injuries (SCIs) access to information and support regarding re-entering the workforce.

Housing - Rental Assistance from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs

Housing and Rental Assistance resources for residents of the state of Georgia.

Participants wanted in a Univ. of Washington research study on concussion

The HIPRC team is proud to conduct a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded study testing a flexible, accessible, and comprehensive Return to Learn (RTL) after concussion based protocol on best practice designed for academic accommodations to get high school students back in the classroom.

The study is enrolling now. Compensation will be provided. Visit the Univ. of Washington website for complete details - click the link below.


The Trust Fund grant application process is open!

Update: 6-1-21 

The Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission is at work but it is not business as usual. The Commissioners and staff of the BSITFC continue to work every day to perform our mission to provide direct grants to eligible Georgia citizens. Staff is currently teleworking due to the Covid-19 emergency as we practice social distancing. 

COVID-19 information

COVID-19 information

In remembrance of James H. Shepherd Jr.

The Commission sends their deepest condolences and sincerest sympathy to the family of James Shepherd Jr. and the Shepherd Center.

LaQuan's Story

LaQuan, just 27 years old, had so much to be grateful for. He had a wonderful, loving family. He had graduated Valedictorian of his high school class and proudly enlisted in the Navy to serve his country as so many others in his family had done before him.

Annalyn's Story

In the summer of 1999 Annalyn Peele, a rising 8th grader from Eastman, was riding in the car with her parents and two younger sisters going to visit friends. It was anticipated to be a great day full of fun and adventure. But in a split second, life changed right before their eyes.

Molly's Story

At 21 years old, Molly Welch of Alpharetta had big hopes and dreams for her life. She was studying to be a journalist at Auburn University. In her junior year she was starting to dive into her major studies and the assignments were getting more and more rigorous, yet exciting.

ABLE Accounts and federal housing assistance

Federal officials are weighing in on how money saved in a relatively new type of savings account for people with disabilities influences access to housing assistance.