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Air Travel and Lodging Assisitance

January 21, 2018
Air TransportationOccasionally children must travel long distances in order to receive the specialized medical care they need. Many airlines provide free airline fares for a child and an accompanying parent. Social workers may assist you with this information, but it may also be helpful to contact...

Low Income Utility Assistance

May 13, 2016
The following is a list of resources that can help with utlility assistance for certain low-income families. Campaign for Low Income Energy AssistanceProvides national assistance for home energy needsNational Energy Assistance Director's Association: State Energy Assistance Directors...


February 28, 2016
The following are a list of brain tumor and brain injury resources listed alphabetically by state.

Scholarship and Education Information

February 2, 2016
The following resources can help survivors locate scholarships and find pertinent information regarding educational needs that may be unique to them. Scholarships are listed on order of their deadline. Please note that some may be limited to certain regional areas.Scholarship Resources:FEBRUARY 2016

Camps and Wish Granting Organizations

April 28, 2015
The following is a list of camps and wish granting resources offered to pediatric cancer survivors and their families.Camps for children and their familiesCamp Mak-a-DreamCamp Mak-a-Dream offers a cost free, medically supervised retreat in Montana to children and families affected by cancer.

Questions to Ask Your Child's Doctor

April 13, 2015
Keeping track of all the incoming information after your child has been diagnosed with a brain tumor can be a challenge. It can be difficult to remember everything you’re told. This is especially true when it comes to talking to your doctor. To help out the conversation, we have compiled a...

Financial Aid Resources for Patients and their Families

April 3, 2015
The following is a list of organizations and government funded programs that offer information and support for families dealing with cancer. They cover a wide range of needs including medical equipment coverage, costs of travel, utility assistance and more. Some of these are specific to certain...

CBTF Resource Guide

March 30, 2015
A Comprehensive Resource Guide for the Parents of Children with Brain or Spinal Cord TumorsThis small but comprehensive book is our most recognized and embraced of support services for children and families affected by brain and spinal tumors. Physicians, social workers, nurses, and parents alike...

AYA Survivor Resources

April 23, 2014
Dealing with a brain tumor when you are a teenager or a young adult brings about a whole new set of challenges. Whether you were diagnosed when you were a child, a teenager or a young adult, these resources may help you.

Bereavement Support Groups, Programs and Resources

February 18, 2014
 *Please Note: All lists of resources provided by CBTF include information gained from general research. This list does not imply endorsement.  

Brain Tumor Organizations

September 18, 2013
The following are a list of resources that are available to address the needs of brain tumor patients and families.  They cover topics such as awareness, advocacy, education and support.  Some of them are region specific.

Understanding Health Insurance

August 7, 2013
Navigating the health insurance system with a child who is newly diagnosed with a brain tumor can be overwhelming. The following resources offer information about many of the questions you may have as well as options for low-income families and the uninsured. 

Teen Resources

August 7, 2013
2bMeThis site is excellent for teenagers, especially ages 13-16 years old. It has lots of helpful tips on hair loss, wigs, skin care, and appearanceAmerican Cancer SocietyASC has online groups for childhood and young adult survivors.ChemoCare Head Wear

Financial Assistance for Bereaved Families

April 10, 2013
Financial AssistanceThe following list of organizations may provide financial assistance toward funeral and burial expenses Andre Sobel River of Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund 

Peer to Peer (P2P) Bag Program

December 3, 2012
The CBTF tradition of parents reaching out, offering support and information to others, so no one needs to be alone, was the reason the P2PBag program was developed in 2004. Board Member Bonnie Adlman suggested CBTF create a P2P Bag that includes information and supplies she felt would have been...

Employment Resources

December 3, 2012
Looking for a job can be intimidating.  If you are in need of some form of accommodations in order to do your job, asking for them can be embarrassing and may feel awkward.  Here are some resources that will let you know what your rights are, give you ideas on modifications, and help you...

Books on End of Life, Loss, Grief, and Bereavement

July 24, 2012
The following books may be helpful to parents, siblings, grandparents, family members and friends who have lost a loved one. Please note that we are not familiar with every book on this list. However, all books have been recommended by parents and professionals. When possible, we included a...

Support Partners

March 15, 2012
Children's Brain Tumor Foundation provides families with educational information, various types of resources, and referrals to other support services they may need. We partner with different organizations to strengthen our community and build the support networks available for families....

College Services for Students with Disabilities

November 12, 2009
Most high school seniors will agree that finding the perfect college is a cumbersome, intimidating task. Those students who have either a physical or learning disability have the extra burden of finding a college with the appropriate support staff and accommodations necessary willing to meet the...

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