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Business of Brain Injury Webinar: A Review of Medicaid Waivers
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific

Janet Williams, PhD, will address the philosophy behind Medicaid Waivers, how they differ from state to state, how rehabilitation providers may provide services under the waivers, and how people with brain injury may access services through waivers.

Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers Webinar: Discharge Planning: What Families Need to Know to be Advocates
Wednesday November 16, 2016 
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific
Discharge Planning is a major stressor for families. Unfamiliar language and systems can make families feel powerless over the choices made for their loved ones. Join us as we discuss the challenges of discharge planning and how families can be advocates. This webinar will cover:

  • What can families do if they do not agree with the discharge plan?
  • What information do families need to know to be effective advocates?
  • What issues do families need to plan for as the discharge from a program becomes a reality?
Join Prissi Cohen, Director of ProPatient Advocacy services as we discuss these issues using case examples and discussion of important resources families can use to advocate for their loved one.

Robert Sbordone Memorial Lecture on mTBI and Concussion: Recovery After Concussion/mTBI
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific

Recovery after a concussion/mTBI can vary from person to person. Often people are given basic information, and not much else. This webinar will discuss some of the best practices when it comes to recovery after a concussion/mTBI, and ways people can create the best possible environment for healing to take place. 

Robert Sbordone Memorial Lecture on mTBI and Concussion: When Patients Don't Get Better: What are We Missing?
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific

Most people who have sustained a concussion/mTBI return to normal work, school, and life as pre-injury. Some individuals, however, experience continuing symptoms incongruent to the initial diagnosis. What contributes to this disconnect? Can these symptoms find resolution? Dr. Jonathan Silver, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, presents.

Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers Webinar: Pooled Special Needs Trust Planning: What Families Need to Know
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
3:00 p.m. eastern/12 (noon) pacific
A pooled special needs trust is administered by a nonprofit organization and, as you will learn, offers many advantages. Join the presenter as she provides an overview of the following:

  • How pooled special needs trusts work
  • How to set up a pooled special needs trust
  • The responsibilities of the trust administrator
  • The types of trusts that are available
  • How Medicaid and SSI benefits are protected
  • How funds from a trust can be used
  • How a pooled special needs trust differs from an ABLE account
There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Brain Injury Business Practice College

The Brain Injury Association of America will present the 2017 Brain Injury Business Practice College from February 8-10 at The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202. Click here for more information.

Bowling for Brain Injury

Bowling for Brain Injury is the signature fundraising and awareness event for the Brain Injury Association of America and its affiliates. Events are scheduled in Indiana, Virginia, California, New York, Nebraska, and Missouri. Money raised through Bowling for Brain Injury stays in the state where the event is held and is used to assist those living with brain injury, their families, caregivers, and the professionals who work with them.

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