Join host Deborah Crawley, Executive Director of Brain Injury Alliance of Washington, for insightful and inspiring conversations with members of the brain injury community.

The Ultimate Guidebook for Brain Injury Survivors, Caregivers and Professionals (Pt. 2)

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24: Reflecting on 2021

2021 has been another challenging year, but there is plenty of good to reflect on as we head into a new year full of new possibilities. In this episode, Deborah chats with BIAWA Board Member and former Board President Allison Mollner about some of their favorite Brain Injury Today episodes and the power of using personal stories to educate and build community. They also discuss their takeaways from this year that they plan to carry forward into 2022, in hopes that you’ll find a kernel of wisdom to incorporate into your life, whether you’re a survivor, caregiver, professional, family member or friend. 

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Brain Injury Today Podcast 

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The Pooled Alliance Community Trusts 

Brain Injury Art Show 

This episode of Brain Injury Today was produced by Goal 17 Foundation and sponsored by the Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Council.

23: The Ultimate Guidebook for Brain Injury Survivors, Caregivers and Professionals (Pt. 1)

This is the first of a two part episode about a groundbreaking new book called Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Survivors and Families. BIAWA Board Member Richard Adler, who authored the book, joins Deborah along with Brandon Blake and Sabrina Bonaparte, who contributed their perspectives as a survivor and caregiver, to discuss how it can serve as an invaluable resource for those navigating the difficulties of brain injury. Richard, Brandon and Sabrina discuss how they worked together to create this comprehensive, step-by-step guidebook and their hopes for getting it into the hands of as many people as possible.

The Ultimate Guidebook for Brain Injury Survivors, Caregivers and Professionals (Pt. 1)

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22: Going Back To Work After Brain Injury

Work is one of the biggest challenges for brain injury survivors. It’s common for survivors to lose or leave jobs after a brain injury. And even those who maintain employment will likely need accommodations. In this episode Deborah speaks with Dr. Bob Fraser, a psychologist who runs the Neurological Vocational Services Unit (NVSU), a nonprofit that helps people with brain injuries and other neurological conditions find and maintain employment. Dr. Bob, as we like to call him, talks about the different challenges brain injury survivors face with work and the various resources available to help.