Brain Injury Advocacy Day at the Vermont State House
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 was Brain Injury Advocacy Day at the Vermont State House. The BIAVT staff and members of the TBI community worked very hard to educate Legislators and Policy Makers about the needs of Vermonters with brain injury and their families. The BIAVT would like to thank everyone who attended this event and for helping raise awareness of Brain Injury.
Dedicated members of the Brain Injury Association of Vermont (BIAVT) work together to increase the public's awareness of brain injury and its consequences, develop support systems, encourage appropriate rehabilitation for survivors and disseminate information about brain injury. BIAVT believes that everyone who faces life after brain injury deserves the opportunity to achieve maximum functioning. BIAVT advocates for statewide public and private services and the funding to pay for them.
We advocate for and with people who have sustained a brain injury and their family members by responding to their challenges and representing their concerns through legislative efforts and active support of programs created for their needs. The Association participates with the Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights (VCDR), State TBI Program and other state agencies, and the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) program in efforts to improve Vermont’s capacity to support and serve Vermonters experiencing brain injury and their families.