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Our Daddy is Invincible!
By Shannon Maxwell

When Shannon Maxwell had to tell her children their father had been seriously wounded in Iraq with a penetrating traumatic brain injury, she found no available resources to help her explain what life would and could be like.
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Until Tuesday:A Wounded Warrior & the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him
by Luis Carlos Montalvan

A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalvan never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home from combat, however, the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury, and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll.
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The Stranger In Our Marriage: A Partner's Guide To Navigating TBI
by Dr. Colleen Morgan

Each year, more than 1 1/2 million people in the U.S. alone are treated for traumatic brain injury, or TBI, in emergency rooms. Over 5 million TBI survivors living in the U.S. are so affected by their injury that they require assistance with daily activities. In addition, TBI is considered the signature injury of the wars in Irag and Afghanistan, resulting in almost one-third of the medical evacuations to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. TBI disrupts lives and impacts our society in innumerable ways, but the partners of survivors are the most affected.
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Social Thinking at Work - Why Should I care?
by Michelle Garcia Winner and Dr. Pamela Crooke

Social Thinking at Work: Why Should I Care? is helpful to all adults in the workplace who wish they could blend in and have a better relationship with the others they meet or work with every day.
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I'll Carry the Fork
by Kara L. Swanson

In January 1996, a van speeding through a red light ended the life Kara Swanson had known. She suddenly joined the 2 million Americans who suffer brain injury each year. It was like being thrust into a foreign country with no map, no way to speak the language, no directions home. "This is the book I wish I could have read when I was first diagnosed with a brain injury," Kara writes. "I tried to take the information that it took me months and years to learn and put it into a short, easy-to-read book that would help survivors and their loved ones better understand the process of recovery." Written with laugh-out-loud humor, candor, and technical input from medical and legal profesionals, I'll Carry the Fork! offers inspiration and practical help to anyone dealing with the aftermath of brain injury. Because, as Kara says, "Sometimes when your life ends, you don't actually die."



...more to come!