The Disability Action Center offers Traumatic Brain Injury support group services out of its Chico and Redding offices. The Redding group had its biggest turnout in months on Monday with attendees staying past 5 p.m., sharing their life experiences and doing artwork, among many other activities.
The Redding group meets every first and third Monday of the month, starting at 3:30 p.m. (2876 Park Marina Drive).
The Chico group meets every second and fourth Monday of the month, starting at 1:30 pm at DAC’s 1161 East Avenue headquarters.
You can RSVP in Redding by calling (530)-242-8550. Call 893-8527 to RSVP for the Chico support group. DAC’s TBI specialist Teresa Rios leads both groups.
The center’s TBI Program is provided through a person-centered system which respects and responds to the individual’s needs, goals and values. It benefits individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, as well as their family and caregivers.
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For more information, contact Disability Action Center Offices in Chico or Redding to speak to a Traumatic Brain Injury Program Specialist.
TBI by the Numbers
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a subset of a brain injury and is caused by trauma to the brain from an external force.
More than 12 million Americans live with the impact of a brain injury. At least 2.5 million children and adults sustain traumatic brain injuries each year:
- 2.8 million are treated in emergency departments for TBIs each year
- 282,000 hospitalizations and 2.5 million ED visits each year
- 50,000 die because of TBIs each year