Posts Tagged 'TBI'

A First-person Account

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Maria Romanas, MD, PhD, writes about living with the symptoms of traumatic brain injury. Dr Romans is a pathologist at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City.


 

My story is an example of what it takes to salvage a life and career from severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). It took me 13 years to diagnose myself with a brain injury and 16 more years to find the cognitive rehabilitation I needed to maximize my functional recovery. For ...

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A Few More Facts About Disabilities

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A Few More Facts About Disabilities

1.The World Health Organization has indicated that in the next few years, neurological disorders, most of which are invisible, will affect one billion people worldwide.

2. The National Institute of Mental Health states that nearly half of all adults are likely to experience a mental health issue over their lifetime.

3. US Census reports have identified that at least 1 in 5 individuals has a disability, and approximately 75% of these disabilities are invisible.

4. According ...

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A Few Facts About Disabilities

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A Few Facts About Disabilities

There are 60,000,000 people in America with disabilities, of those:

  • 48,000,000 have invisible disabilities
  • 20,000,000 have cognitive disabilities
  • 7,000,000 have Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • 500,000 are veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury or Post-traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), or both
  • 65% of companies do not track these disabilities

Federal regulations may soon require that companies with government contracts demonstrate that at least 7% of their workforce is comprised of people with disabilities.  Because of the ...

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