States Could Decrease Teen Fatality Rates by Adopting GDL Components

States Could Decrease Teen Fatality Rates by Adopting GDL Components IIHS as taken from Children’s Safety Network, April 15, 2015 It’s been nearly two decades since graduated driver licensing (GDL) programs began to take hold in the U.S., and these novice driver laws have proved extremely successful in reducing fatal crashes among teenagers. http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/news/states-could-decrease-teen-fatality-rates-adopting-gdl-components-iihs

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USBIA to Participate in Federal Working Group

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, in collaboration with VA’s Office of Rehabilitation Research and Development, will sponsor a one-day TBI research workgroup on June 18, 2015 in the Washington, DC area. The topics identified through this meeting will serve as the basis for the 4th Federal Interagency Conference on TBI.

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State of Montana – Building your Brain Injury Toolbox

Professionals Conference Flyer A one-day conference for you and your staff April 17, Kalispell • May 8, Miles City • May 22, Great Falls Service providers will increase their understanding of brain injury and related symptoms, learn strategies to enhance their work with survivors and families, and receive resources and information to increase community awareness. […]

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Policy Committee Following Legislation

The USBIA Policy Committee is monitoring the following legislation. Any questions or comments to Policy Committee Chair Gavin Attwood Gavin@USBIA.org LEGISLATION: NEWLY INTRODUCED S.516: A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to permit alternate standards and assessments for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Prime sponsor is Christopher Murphy […]

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Responding to King v. Burwell: What Policy Levers can States “Pull” if the Supreme Court Sides with King?

RESPONDING TO KING V. BURWELL: WHAT POLICY LEVERS CAN STATES “PULL” TO MAINTAIN COVERAGE IF THE SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH KING? This week,our In Focus section reviews approaches states could consider in the event the Supreme Court eliminates federal marketplace subsidies for certain states. It was prepared by Claudine Swartz and Angelique Hrycko of Day […]

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nTIDE Jobs Report: Rising Tide Continues to Raise Workers with Disabilities

Kessler Foundation News WEST ORANGE, N.J. – March 6, 2015. For the fifth consecutive month, employment for workers with disabilities continued to grow, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Corporations and nonprofits are supporting opportunities for […]

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The Ready to be Steady Project

The Ready to be Steady Project is a research study looking at how using a commercially available virtual-reality gaming system, the XBOX Kinect, may improve balance for people with TBI. Study participants will be asked to participate in an in-home balance therapy program and attend 4 assessments over a 6 month period at Craig Hospital […]

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Craig Hospital Research Opportunities (Colorado)

Anger and Irritability Research Study for Brain Injury Survivors Participants Needed for a Research Study: Do you get angry with yourself or others since you had your brain injury? Are you more irritable with family, friends or co-workers than before your injury? If so, you might be able to participate in a research study about […]

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Post-Concussion Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety in Division I Collegiate Athletes

Post-Concussion Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety in Division I Collegiate Athletes | Developmental Neuropsychology as taken from Children’s Safety Network February 17, 2015 This study examined the effect of baseline psychological symptoms on post-concussion symptoms among 67 concussed collegiate athletes. Depression at baseline was the strongest predictor of post-concussion depression and anxiety. Post-concussion depression and […]

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Vision and Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans and Athletes

Saturday, May 2; 10am – 12noon Colorado Convention Center Denver, Colo. Registration is free The functional relationship between the eye and the brain is established during the early stages of human embryonic development in all vertebrate species. Nowhere is this connectivity more evident than in the biology of human aging and the visual response to […]

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Colorado Springs Workshop: ‘Tools for Navigating Recovery’

Target Audience: Survivors of a brain injury, family and caregivers In partnership with HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. Speakers include: Dr. Michael Nunley, PhD & Terri Cassidy, OT – Ten tips for your injured loved one, and a family beginning the marathon Dr. Kiran Pandit, MD – Behavioral, Emotional, and Mood issues in TBI and Neuroimaging Modalities […]

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Tuesdays at the Capitol in Minnesota

Advocate at the State Capitol! Every Tuesday through the end of the 2015 legislative session, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance Public Policy staff meets with citizen advocates in the Department of Transportation cafeteria at 10 a.m. We provide a policy update, help write personal stories and facilitate meetings with legislators. For more information on Tuesdays […]

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Job Opportunities at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

Job Opportunities at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is hiring for a Case Manager and Care Coordinator in our Case Management department. A Care Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and implementing comprehensive; proactive; consumer directed systems of support and advocacy for individuals, including all ages and cultures, which have survived […]

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Brain Injury Educational Classes in the Twin Cities

Brain Injury Educational Classes The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offers a variety of educational classes – including our monthly Brain Injury Basics class – for families, individuals and professionals in the Twin Cities. Our educators can also train your staff on-site at your facility with our Traveling Workshops. Brain Injury Basics Caregiving: February 26, 2015 […]

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Age of First Exposure to Football and Later-Life Cognitive Impairment in Former NFL Players

Age of First Exposure to Football and Later-Life Cognitive Impairment in Former NFL Players Neurology (as taken from Children’s Safety Network) February 4, 2015 To determine the relationship between exposure to repeated head impacts through tackle football prior to age 12, during a key period of brain development, and later-life executive function, memory, and estimated […]

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The Trajectory of Long-Term Psychosocial Development 16 Years Following Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury

The Trajectory of Long-Term Psychosocial Development 16 Years Following Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury Journal of Neurotrauma (as taken from Children’s Safety Network) Jan 27, 2015 Childhood traumatic brain injury (CTBI) is one of the most common causes of impairment in children and adolescents; with psychosocial difficulties found to be the most persisting. http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/news/trajectory-long-term-psychosocial-development-16-years-following-childhood-traumatic-brain-inju

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Sleep Disturbances in Athletic Concussion

Sleep Disturbances in Athletic Concussion Informa (as taken from Children’s Safety Network) Jan 27, 2015 Sleep disturbances are a common symptom following concussions to include athletic concussion. This review applies literature on sleep following traumatic brain injury and concussion to sport concussions and places these considerations in the context of sleep and athletic performance. It […]

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School-Based Consultation to Improve Concussion Recognition and Response

School-Based Consultation to Improve Concussion Recognition and Response Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation Jan 27, 2015 (as taken from Children’s Safety Network) Many students who have sustained concussions return to school requiring academic adjustments while their brains heal. However, school personnel often are not trained to accommodate these students. This exploratory project examined the […]

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Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut Annual Conference

BIAC’s 2015 Annual Conference will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015. BIAC is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Cantu, Boston University School of Medicine, will be our plenary speaker, presenting on concussions, and he will offer an additional workshop option on biomarkers. Dr. Cantu is one of the world’s foremost authorities on concussions […]

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Trajectories of Physical Health in the First 5 Years after Traumatic Brain Injury

Journal of Neurology as taken from Children’s Safety Network Dec 16, 2014 The aims of the study were to examine whether self-reported physical health changes over the first 5 years after traumatic brain injury (TBI), and whether the trajectories of physical health over that time period could be predicted by demographic and injury-related variables. http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/news/trajectories-physical-health-first-5-years-after-traumatic-brain-injury-journal-neurology

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Sports Concussion Diagnosis and Management

Contiuum as taken from Children’s Safety Network Dec 16, 2014 As the issue of brain injury in athletes has emerged and developed, shifting the landscape of public concern, neurologists have become more directly involved in the diagnosis and management of sports concussion. http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/news/sports-concussion-diagnosis-and-management-contiuum

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Join Facebook Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

When: March 23 – 27, 2015 Where: CDC’s VetoViolence Facebook Page You’re invited to join this week’s “Ask the Expert” Facebook Forum on Youth Violence Prevention with CDC and Students Against Violence Everywhere during National Youth Violence Prevention Week. Ask questions, share ideas, and discuss solutions on CDC’s VetoViolence Facebook page and get feedback from […]

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