Lauren Costello

Wellness Wednesday

By Lauren Costello / February 19, 2020 /

Each Wednesday of Brain Injury Awareness Month, BIANC will be posting information about wellness to support thriving after brain injury. Here are some tips and resources to help you on your journey after brain injury. These are to be viewed as potential information or ideas; however, be sure to talk to your doctor before any…

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Blogs in a Blog

By Lauren Costello / February 17, 2020 /

What is a blog? A blog is a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style. The main purpose of a blog is to connect the author to the relevant audience. There are many blogs and groups out there…

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Magazine Cover Art Contest

By Lauren Costello / February 5, 2020 /

Calling all artists in NC with lived brain injury experience! Can you create an artistic cover for our Magazine?

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DRNC Brain Injury Needs Assessment

By Lauren Costello / January 29, 2020 /

If you have a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), please consider taking a few minutes of your time to take this survey, created by Disability Rights NC – or share if you know someone with a TBI! The purpose to this survey is to achieve a better understanding of whether individuals with TBI have been able…

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Work & Brain Injury Experience Survey

By Lauren Costello / January 29, 2020 /

The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina needs your help! One of our training emphasis in the next two years is on having a job after brain injury. We are creating a training video that we hope to capture the true experience of what it is like to find a job, go back to work,…

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Providing that Bridge between the Individual, Family, and Provider

By Lauren Costello / January 8, 2020 /

I’ve been working for Community Partnerships, Inc. (CPI) for 16 years and am currently the Director of Vocational Services.  Currently, I provide full oversight to the Brain Injury Support Services (BISS) program, designed to help individuals who have sustained a brain injury prepare for and return to the workforce.   A couple of years after…

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ReBirth Day

By Lauren Costello / January 8, 2020 /

About the Author   Angela Leigh Tucker is a North Carolina native.  She has written columns in past editions of the Brain Injury Association of NC’s  publication, Starting Point.  Angela was living and working in New York when she was in a car crash that caused her brain injury.  She lost her husband in that…

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A Family’s Journey

By Lauren Costello / October 22, 2019 /

A Lesson to Show me How Good Life is Marcus & Cousins A man, a son, living with Traumatic Brain Injury Hello, my name is Marcus Hart and I have a traumatic brain injury (TBI). My life has changed completely. Before my accident, I played basketball, danced, sang and was pursuing a future as a…

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Blessed in Many Ways

By Lauren Costello / October 21, 2019 /

On February 26, 2001 I was at work and received a phone call from Mary 3:00 AM that our son, Jeff was in a serious car accident. Mary was in bed and woken with a knock on our front door. When we arrived at Wake Med Hospital we were told that Jeff had only a…

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Striving to Support

By Lauren Costello / October 21, 2019 /

I began my journey supporting individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury when I met Sam. Sam was a soft spoken independent contractor who had small business and had supported himself by gaining a reputation as a talented wood craftsman. Sam sustained his injury when he was approximately 55 years old, while helping renovate a client’s home.…

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