About The Brain Injury Association Of California
Our motto, “we rise by lifting others”, is a reflection of our commitment to raising the standard of education, resources and community support for Californians affected by brain injury. It is this commitment to lifting others that distinguishes the Brain Injury Association of California. We are committed to durable long term outcomes through a focus on education and establishment of community support systems and by connecting Californians with necessary brain education and support. Our programming and services are geared to support survivors community family and community members where they live, work and play, and to connect them with available services and resources as close to home as possible.
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The Bc Brain Injury Association Celebrates 40 Years Of Service & Forms A Strategic Alliance With The Cgb Centre For Traumatic Life Losses
Brainstreams.ca is the official website of the BC Brain Injury Association . We are excited to announce fourty years of service in British Columbia. BCBIA was founded in 1982 and incorporated in 1983.
Throughout the years, BCBIA has been the voice of the brain injury community, evolving from providing direct services to joining forces with the Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference Society in 2012, to becoming the provincial resource for online education and networking through Brainstreams.ca.
BCBIA is evolving again. We have formalized a Strategic Alliance with the Constable Gerald Breese Centre for Traumatic Life Losses under the leadership of Janelle Breese Biagioni.
For more information on our milestone and the newly formed alliance, check out our blog.
How To Search The Directory
Below is a list of community resources sorted alphabetically by organization name. To search by a specific category, use the drop down menu below.
These services are not offered by or affiliated with Schurig Center. Please contact the organization in the listing directly for more information about their services.
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A Father’s Abundant Love
Susan Stork was 19 years old and a freshman in college when a near-fatal automobile accident smashed her young body and plunged her into a six-month coma. Only the superb work of several surgeons and her family’s unfailing love and attention kept her alive. Sue did miraculous awaken but found that she was forever changed by a profound and permanent brain injury.
A Father’s Abundant Love tells Sue’s story from childhood, through her trauma and into years of rehabilitation and adaptation. Very little was known about brain injury in Ventura or anywhere in the country, for that matter but Sue’s father, David Stork visited Washington, D.C. and Sacramento many times each attempting to encourage legislative action to help people with this major disability.
When not enough was being done, David, his wife Midge and a few other local families founded the Brain Injury Support Group of Ventura County which later progressed into today’s Brain Injury Center. Stories and pictures of those initial days are real highlights of this book, as is their plan for an inspiring future.
Sue Stork was one of the original survivor/members in the Brain Injury Center of Ventura County and author David Wilk served as BIC president for eight years. All proceeds from book sales go to support the Brain Injury Center.
Actor Bruce Willis Diagnosed With Aphasia
In March 2022, Bruce Willis family announced on social media that he is stepping away from a long career as an actor following a diagnosis of aphasia. Willis family, in the past, had made comments on the actors memory challenges. The Los Angeles Times reported that in recent years, accommodations were made on film sets because of these struggles.
To read the full blog post click here.
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Icbc Coverage Concerns Regarding The Enhanced Care Model
The Cridge Centre for the Family Brain Injury Program and the BC Brain Injury Association is most concerned in regard to the issues raised in this article. Innocent crash victims must be fully protected and compensated by ICBC and its Enhanced Care Model. The BCBIA will be bringing this story forward to appropriate authorities at ICBC and those others concerned about the Enhanced Care Model.
Should you or those within your network experience similar, perceived unfair treatment or support from the ICBC Enhanced Care Model, please let us know. Send concerns or issues to: Geoff Sing care of – email@example.com.
Click here to read the full article on Jess Holland-Roy’s crash and the challenges he is experiencing with ICBC.
California Brain Injury Association Directory Of Community Resources
Schurig Center is pleased to provide this directory to assist acquired brain injury survivors in identifying services in the community. Listing in this directory is not intended to be an endorsement. While we have tried to verify these resources as thoroughly as possible, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information. If you find you are in need of a resource that is not listed or know of other resources that are not included, please contact us at .
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Covid19 Impact Update Resources & Info
During these challenging times, the BCBIA will attempt, as best as possible, to maintain its strong presence and voice for the brain injury community in BC. To help the brain injury community navigate these unprecedented times we have created an information page with links to various provincial and national resources. Visit this page to learn more about the support resources available and to find more information about current best health and safety practices during the pandemic.
Read news articles about the evolving knowledge of the impacts of COVID19 on brain health. Learn about how people affected by brain injury are coping during these uncertain times.
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Cultivating Community Is Cultivating Kindness
BCBIA was pleased to release a new video on an amazing garden project in Langley at it’s AGM on September 15th. The video features the Kreiter family and demonstrates the amazing benefits of creating community.
Cultivating Kindness is the story behind Opportunity Landing, a non-profit society dedicated to developing and maintaining a space for inclusive, accessible community gardens in Langley BC.
To read the full blog post and to watch this beautiful video, click here.
Bc Brain Injury Association Is Seeking New Board And Committee Members
Do you have an interest in brain injury and skills to help us in our work?
BC Brain Injury Association fuels brainstreams.ca and we are actively seeking volunteers. If you have an interest and skills to help, please consider putting your name forward.
BCBIA is a well-established charity in BC. To learn more about our vision, mission, and strategic priorities, click here.
To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, click on the arrow below.
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Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region Preparedness Plan
As the situation with COVID-19 has continued to evolve, we have worked closely with the Ministry of Health and with Public Health to stay current with the latest updates. The health and safety of all our clients, staff team, and our community partners are our greatest concern as we continue to monitor public health developments associated with COVID-19.
We want you to know that we are committed to supporting the needs of those living with acquired brain injury and their families during this difficult time. Both our ABI Day Services and our BIAPR Outreach Staff continue to support clients either remotely or face to face as needed and by appointment only. Our BIAPR CSC Staff continue to remotely support and see clients as needed to ensure that you have the support to get through these challenging times.
The Coordinated Care Café clients are scheduled for onsite visits for case management and complex client support as required. CC Café ABI Day Service clients are also scheduled for onsite visits. Our regular ABI Day Service programs have moved primarily to virtual supports, with staff assessing client needs and providing onsite visits in scheduled appointment times when requested and needed. The number of clients onsite at one time remains low to ensure safety protocols are followed. Our onsite ABI Day Service clients continue to be connected to their fellow BIAPR community members through the support of staff and the use of Zoom Technology.
Parent Training And Information Center
Parent Training and Information Centers help parents of children with disabilities, including brain injury, understand their rights and obtain appropriate services for their children within the school system. Services can include peer to peer support and assistance, advocacy for services, parent or school training, and referral to available community resources.
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Bc Brain Injury Association Annual General Meeting
Join us for BCBIA’s Annual General Meeting. We are celebrating 40 years of service in British Columbia.
We encourage all members to renew their annual membership commitent, attend and vote. Non-members are welcome to attend, but are not entitled to vote. A short presentation and refreshments will follow the business portion of the meeting.
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