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science has only just begun to unravel the mysteries of brain injury.
More questions remain than answers.
Therefore, it stands to reason that the general public wouldn't have a
clue as to what
they are in for.
Consequently, when it happens to you, or someone you love, you find yourself
ill-equipped to deal with the sweeping, life changes it brings.
We have answers; call our information Hotline 206-621-8558.
to do; where do you turn for help?
A study by the National Institutes of Health found that 85% of brain
do not receive any treatment or counseling concerning the long term
by brain injury.
That same study found that the high
cost of rehab services has placed them out of reach
of many who would seek help.
A related study showed that simple interventions could provide effective
for many of the difficulties caused by brain injury.
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This shocking situation, points to the vulnerability of patients and their
families during this
This regrettable situation underscores the need for consumers to be wise
and that's where we come in.
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Thanks to the creative leadership and innovative
approach to problem solving by staff and
friends of Brain Injury Resource Center WashingtonState
now has a legal definition of Traumatic Brain Injury. This means
that TBI is now officially
recognized as a separate and distinct disability, as such it has been
accorded legal standing in
state law. Under the direction and vision of our founder, Constance
Miller, managing director of
She initiated and lead the effort to
put traumatic brain injury on the legislative agenda. Under the skillful
advocacy of Washington’s
brain injury survivors their families and friends, the Washington State
Legislature passed a bill
supporting those living with the effects of traumatic brain injury.
We drafted and introduced House Bill 2055 under the sponsorship
of Rep. Dennis Flannigan.
Surprisingly, a competing bill, Senate Bill 5024. was introduced at
the same time by Sen. Ken Jacobsen.
After careful analysis and comparison we concluded that the "other"
bill would do
little to advance the cause of TBI.
This turn of events caused us to re-double
of efforts with legislators. We were able to
convinced them to merge the best of each bill and in the end the resulting
document was the
bill that gained final approval in the House and Senate, HB 2055,
would create a Washington
Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council that
would report to the Governor,
the Legislature, and the Secretary of the Department of Social and
Health Services (DSHS).
HB2055 created a Traumatic Brain
Injury Account, funded by an additional $2 fee on all
traffic infractions, DSHS was granted authorization to spend monies
from the fund on information
and services related to a public awareness campaign, support groups,
or information and referral
It is estimated that this fund would receive
$1.5 million every year. Such funds were to be
made available to community-based organizations through a request-for-proposal
The stated legislative intent was to provide
services to meet needs of TBI survivors.
The bill, HB2055 directed the council to consider the merits of developing
a statewide TBI registry.
The bill is officially named “The Tommy
Manning Act,” after a tragically injured survivor.
However, to read how the bill actually came about, click here to read
"History of HB
We really owe quite a bit to Marty Oroshiba,
Keith Nicholson John Ernest Berry, III,
Eloise Holden and to the other survivors, friends and families of TBI.
It was their persistent advocacy
and passion that inspired this legislation.”
Now that this project is behind us we
are poised to launch our next big adventure.
This time we hope to avoid the legislative and bureaucratic processes
all together. Building
on lessons learned we are loojing toward the private sector.
Ultimately, the intent is to change the face
of Traumatic Brain Injury, We in tend to elevate
the status of TBI from one of pity and shame to one of admiration and
For more information on our next big adventure and to get involved
watch this space. We are looking for partners for this exportable,
green project. We are: Brain Injury Resource Center 206-621-8558.
purpose of this site is to share with you lessons we learned long ago.
Our intention is help you avoid much of
the grief and loss of brain injury, and perhaps to inspire you to
To achieve these goals we offer you the
benefit of our considerable knowledge and Experience.
Most importantly, we learned that pro-active
involvement, knowledge, self-awareness, and self-advocacy are key to quality
of life following brain injury.
We strongly urge you to learn everything you can about brain injury
and its life-long after-effects.
Learn about how it
effects you, and how to limit its impact on you.
Set individual and family rehabilitation goals.
plans and timelines.
Learn about your treatment,
and how it is supposed to benefit you.
and track-records of professional service providers.
Work hard to achieve your rehabilitation
Embrace challenges, instead of giving up when thing things don't come easily.
Take remedial and/or refresher course work in areas of your core competencies.
Ask questions, search out information, and get answers.
Thank those who've
Keep your Personal
Safety Net in good repair.
Acknowledge your losses,
give yourself time to grieve, and then pick up the pieces and move on with
your new life.
Moreover, get to know and, learn to love your new
Re-affirm your values and priorities, and trust your instincts.
If you do these things you will achieve your rehabilitation goals,
get the help you need, and make informed decisions.
If you adopt and apply these practices your life will change for the better.
Our goal is to help you maximize
To achieve our goal we have placed much of what we've learned on this web
Its contents have been drawn from our personal experiences, along with
years of esearch and consultations with our medical
and legal advisors.
We provide information on brain injury and the impairments caused by it,
as well as sadvocacy, and self-care, centered on collaborative partnerships
family, loved ones, and professional service providers.
After you've been checked medically
your next stop is here.
This is where you will find information on the brain, and
how injury changes brain functioning and behavior.
This is where you'll find links to brain injury resources, services, and
Additionally, you will find guidelines for choosing and evaluating
professional services, as well as links to sites to check out, and/or file
complaints about doctors, lawyers, and rehab facilities.
This is where you can assess your own situation and learn effective interventions
Additionally, you'll find guidelines for creating and maintaining your
personal safety net.
This site was designed
for those who want to learn about the effects of brain injury n daily life.
It is based on the premise that physically surviving brain injury is
just the first step in a lifelong process of adjustment and accommodation.
Our intent is to give you the benefit of our considerable knowledge, skills
Our mission is to help you avoid some of the unnecessary losses and
devastation caused by the effects of brain injury.
Meet our consultants
collaborators include the:
of Neurology -- we assisted e development of heir diagnostic and treatment
guidelines on Concussion
National Institutes of Health TBI Rehab Consensus Conference
Click on the following link to read our report to this 1998 gathering
on the long term
effects of brain injury in daily life. NIH-TBI
Conference on TBI 2000. Consultation
We offer factual, authoritative information on brain injury, the
impairments caused by it and treatment
The site is divided into several major
topics see the navigation bar on the left side of the
screen. On it you will find information to help you achieve
your rehabilitation goals.
We provide self-tests, checklists, and strategies to meet the challenges
of living with brain injury.
We empower you to know when you need help -- including self help
-- and, we enable ou to find help and to make informed decisions concerning
We bring together those seeking specialized, professional services with
qualified to provide such services.
We strive to advance understanding of brain injury and the impairments
that result from it.
We encourage collaboration between consumers and professional service providers.
e provide guidelines and checklists for selecting and monitoring
We provide resource directories, of social services, and kindred souls
for chat and support.
We promote prevention of brain injury.
Claims Advice in the UK
If you are based in the United Kingdom and need
legal advice for any brain related
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claimants with specialist brain injury lawyers
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Learn about the brain and how injury affects brain functioning.
Resources, including medical and rehabilitation
Advocacy including life skills and legal resources.
Additionally, you can learn about us and the services we offer
Use the scroll bar on
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These highly recognizable navigational aids can be found on
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You can browse the site and print out pages
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are several ways to access the wealth of information and resources on this
The best way to is to click on the: Tool
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The information and resources on this
site are designed to
enhance your brain
power, and to change your life for the better.
It achieves that goal by providing a framework for reconstructing lives
y traumatic brain injury.
This site was designed to serve a broad audience.
To that end it provides information and resources on brain injury for
the individual, he family and the professionals that serve them.
It provides information and resources on brain injury from the point
of injury to its sffects on daily life.
Other information and resources help you recognize and minimize its impact
nd your family.
Still other resources help you select and monitor professional, as well
as social services.
Finally, it provides resources for those seeking expert guidance
and/or self-help options.
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believe that collaboration between consumers and professional service
greatly reduce the misery and waste of brain injury. Additionally,
we believe, that such
collaboration will lead to better treatments and perhaps, one
day, a cure. To that end we share
our talents, skills, knowledge and personal qualities to promote our
goal of public empowerment.
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this site was designed primarily for traumatic brain injury it contains
information relevant to many types of brain injuries. You'll find information
on, and /or, links to resources on various neurological disorders. Support
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