Traumatic Brain Injuries

Introduction

We envision a society where all people with Traumatic Brain Injuries, live free from abuse, neglect and exploitation and are empowered through self-determination and self-advocacy.

What We Do

We can assist individuals with TBI’s who have been discriminated against or denied services through case work, legal representation and self-advocacy training. Staff also work to improve laws, regulations, policies and practices that affect people with TBIs through litigation and advocacy.

What is a TBI

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. The severity of such injury may range from “mild,” meaning a brief change in mental status or consciousness, to “severe,” meaning an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. A TBI may impact balance, coordination, attention span, short or long term memory, stamina, ability to speak clearly and the ability to control emotions.

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Rights for People with Traumatic Brain Injury

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