BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS DAY IN VERMONT DECLARED MARCH 15TH

On March 15th, 2019 the Vermont House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring that day be the official Brain Injury Awareness Day in Vermont. March being Brain Injury Awareness month, the BIAVT team visited the State House to raise awareness for Brain Injury, our Walk & Roll Fundraiser, and the upcoming Video series. We met many politicians of Vermont and learned how brain injury has affected so many of them and their families. It was immensely rewarding being recognized by our local representative and all the members of the house.

Frank Holiber, Jane Souza Hulstrunk, Carla Tepper, and Jess Leal

Frank Holiber, Jane Souza Hulstrunk, Carla Tepper, and Jess Leal

Vermont House of Representatives

Vermont House of Representatives

Resolution HCR 78 officially declaring March 15th, 2019 as Brain Injury Awareness day in Vermont

Resolution HCR 78 officially declaring March 15th, 2019 as Brain Injury Awareness day in Vermont

Brain Injury Awareness Month

In March 2019, representatives for Vermont’s brain injury community made the trip to our Nation’s Capital. Jane Hulstrunk, survivor, along with Jess Leal, BIAVT Operations Director & Sara Lane, VT State TBI Program Manager, met with the Vermont Senate and House delegates during Brain Injury Awareness week at Capitol Hill to emphasize the importance of increasing funding to brain injury programs. The team attended all day conferences and events with BIAUSA, NASHIA (National Association of State Head Injury Administrators) and the ACL (Administration for Community Living) to learn more about brain injury programs and their results on a federal level. They will return to DC in March of 2020.

Jane Hulstrunk & Jess Leal

Jane Hulstrunk & Jess Leal

Sara Lane, Jane Hulstrunk, & Jess Leal

Sara Lane, Jane Hulstrunk, & Jess Leal

Meeting with the Vermont Senate and House delegates

Meeting with the Vermont Senate and House delegates

Bernie!

Bernie!

MEMBERS

The Brain Injury Association of Vermont is also a member of the Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights. We also participate in Disability Awareness day each year which is held at the Vermont State House each February.