Lauer Testifies on Capitol Hill

Geoffrey Lauer, USBIA IA, Executive Director, testified before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on barriers to people with brain injury and other disabilities. Click the title above to see a picture of Lauer with Committee Chairman, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA).  

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S.2539 – TBI Reauthorization Act of 2014 – Additional Information Added

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced S. 2539, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act, which would authorize appropriations through fiscal year 2019 for traumatic brain injury (TBI) prevention and surveillance or registry programs. That bill also heads to the House. https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-bill/2539?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22TBI+Act%22%5D%7D Senators Pass TBI Act Reauthorization The Senate passed the TBI Reauthorization of 2014, S. 2539, […]

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USBIA Welcomes New Board Member

Marilyn Price Spivack joins USBIA as its newest board member.  She is the Neurotrauma Outreach Coordinator at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, and she is the co-founder and past president of the National Head Injury Foundation, now known as the Brain Injury Association of America. In 1975, she was a wife, mother, and business owner. Her […]

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Congress Passes Bill Limiting Sheltered Workshop Eligibility

by Michelle Diament, Alliance for Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities A bill that would significantly limit young people with disabilities from entering sheltered workshop programs is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 415 to 6 Wednesday to approve the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Included in the bill are […]

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USBIA Supports Bill to Serve Veterans

USBIA is pleased to announce that provisions of a bill designed to serve veterans with brain injury is expected to become law in short order.  The bill, Senate Bill No. 2607 (S.2607) is sponsored by New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, is known as “The Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury Extension Act.” […]

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Lauer Testifies on Capitol Hill

Geoffrey Lauer, Executive Director, USBIA Iowa, testified before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on barriers to people with brain injury and other disabilities. Here, Lauer is pictured with US Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman, of the committee.

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People with more education may recover better from brain injury

New research suggests that people with more education recover significantly better from serious head injuries. Scientists from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries who had earned at least an undergraduate degree were more than seven times as likely to completely recover from their injury than those […]

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