The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held at 10am on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities (TACID. TACID is located at 6315 S 19th Street, Tacoma WA 98466. Please note that the date is subject to change at the Board’s discretion and post updates here if a change in the Board meeting schedule is made. The Board meeting agenda will be posted prior to the meeting.
Futurity.org posted a great article about a Carnegie Mellon study … When injury causes one area of the brain to lose function, secondary brain areas activate to fill in the gap. “The human brain has a remarkable ability to adapt to various types of trauma, such as traumatic brain injury and stroke, making it possible for people to continue functioning after key brain areas have been damaged,” says Marcel Just, professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and director of its Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging. “It is now clear how the brain can naturally rebound from injuries and gives
Recently, the Herald Everett ran a small piece about brain injury; Edmonds puts attention on brain injuries Thanks to Lou, Jim, and everyone for all you do to support others and raise awareness. Here’s what they wrote… Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling on March 5 declared March 2013 to be Brain Injury Awareness Month, highlighting the work of the local Edmonds Brain Injury Group. The support group’s theme this year is “For Us, By Us.” Approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury annually, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Edmonds support group meets 6:30
Wow! We’re the featured story on The Ranger’s website; northwestmilitary.com. Check out the article at https://bit.ly/109iY76. Did you know that 30% of soldiers admitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center have been diagnosed as having had a TBI? Did you also know that Veterans’ advocates believe that between 10 and 20% of Iraq veterans, or 150,000 and 300,000 service members have some level of TBI? And according to the CDC blasts are a leading cause of TBI for active duty military personnel in war zones. We help our veterans returning home from conflicts abroad and transitioning back into civilian life
We had a great time at the Tools 4 Success Conference last week. Tools 4 Success is an annual conference for persons with disabilities that focuses on employment prep. BEST was one of the many community organizations present for the conference. Karen and Penny were terrific as they engaged with visitors to our table and other vendors. Here are some photos you might enjoy… Want to know more? Contact us at 877-719-2378 Another successful event. Thank you Karen, Penny, and the entire Stitiching It Up crew.
Today we celebrate Amy Davis. Amy is a BEST hero because of her drive to excel and her enthusiasm for life. Amy was a junior at Weber State University when she was hospitalized for 10 days after a cheerleading accident. After her release from the hospital Amy struggled with her balance and coordination. She couldn’t focus and had a hard time concentrating. After returning to school and to classes as a musical theater/piano performance major, it was hard to return to normal activities and study habits, but she persisted. She was determined to succeed. As a Cum Laude graduate, she