Public Service Announcement

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“In one year alone, TBIs accounted for approximately 2.2 million emergency department visits, with 280,000 hospitalizations and 50,000 deaths” in the United States as reported by the CDC in March 2015. It has been recorded that 2 percent of the American population, approximately 30 million have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, but hidden TBIs could potentially increase that number to over 60 million in the U.S.A.

Disability Action Center has supported independence and provided no charge services and programs to people with disabilities since 1980 in Northern California communities.

Today, Disability Action Center is pleased to announce our new free community service in Shasta and Butte Counties. Our Traumatic Brain Injury Program (TBIP) is open to individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, as well as their family members and caregivers.

Traumatic Brain Injury Program “TBIP” services will be provided through a person centered system which respects and responds to the individual’s needs, goals and values. Core services include service coordination, supported living, community integration, vocational supports, information and referrals, while providing both public and professional education.

For more Information, call Butte Coordinator (530) 893-8527 or Shasta Coordinator (530) 242-8550 or email TBIP@actionctr.org

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Options for disabled adventurers on rise in California

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More than 200 parks in California to be revamped for disabled use by 2022

Disabled also enjoy wider access to rock climbing, water-skiing, off-roading

Trail improvements range from wheelchair access to blind-accessible websites

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/sports/outdoors/article30749373.html#storylink=cpy

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Thank you Black Bear Diner for donating to Spotlight Gala!

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August 13, 2015 · 11:43 AM

Pageant winner wants to help disabled community

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“WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KTVU) — A Walnut Creek woman who is the newly crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2016 has made pageant history by becoming the first winner to have a speech impediment in the pageant’s 43-year history.” (FOX KTVU.COM article Posted: Aug 10, 2015 10:40 PM PDT By Amber Lee, Reporter)

Please check out full article here -> http://wn.ktvu.com/story/29755811/winner-of-unique-pageant-wants-to-help-disabled-community

You may see more information about the Ms Wheelchair America Pageant here -> http://www.mswheelchairamerica.org/

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Quote for the Day!

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August 11, 2015 · 3:29 PM

Brain Injury Guidance Group Flyer and Meeting times for 2015

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August 4, 2015 · 1:10 PM

Traumatic Brain Injury Report to Congress – March 2015

Traumatic Brain injuries affect millions every year.  Some prevention is possible.  Some not so possible.  These reports were created by the CDC for Congress and was presented recently in March 2015.  The statistics seem staggering.  For more information, please go to http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/

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