BRAIN BLOG

When Writing or Calling your Legislators

October 21, 2019

Keep it brief Strive to keep your letter close to a single page addressing one issue or bill. If you are referring to bills, do so by number, title, and sponsor. Avoid putting in additional information that may distract the reader. Follow your introduction with a brief statement of your issue and explanation of why…

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Contacting Your Legislator

October 21, 2019

What is Advocacy? The act of speaking up and taking action is called advocacy. Services for individuals living with brain injury are often determined by decisions made at the legislative level of government. Every citizen in North Carolina has a right to share their voice and be heard by public officials. Even though it may feel…

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Fighting for a Diagnosis

July 16, 2019

Many individuals with a brain injury are faced with the daunting and exhausting task of navigating the services system, sometimes in the presence of challenges with organization, motivation, planning, and memory. Brain injury symptoms are often not seen by the naked eye or masked by other conditions such as mental health. Physical Changes Fatigue Weakness/Paralysis…

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