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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

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

Cedar Rapids Gazette Published: April 17, 2014 The truth can often be quite harsh. More than 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 will need long-term care services at some point in their lives, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If that doesn’t open eyes, consider

The percentage of people killed in motorcycle crashes in 2011 who were not wearing helmets is higher in states without a mandatory helmet law. More than 8 million motorcycles were registered in the United States in 2011, and nearly 500,000 motorcycles were sold in 2012. In 2011, 4,612 motorcyclists were killed in crashes and 81,000

The United States Brain Injury Alliance (USBIA) stands with Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) to support his introduction of the National Brain Injury Research and Treatment Act of 2014. The proposed legislation, which is co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Thomas Rooney (F.L.), will require the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national

The National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN) is excited to share our latest project, Disability and Rural Communities: Making a Difference in Small Towns, a training guide for people with disabilities who live in rural areas. People with disabilities are a rich part of the rural fabric of America.  Yet many people ask why a person

USBIA announced today that it is endorsing the upcoming International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) 10th World Congress.  The World Congress is meeting March 19-22, 2014 at the Hyatt Embarcadero in San Francisco, CA.  USBIA members can register for this important meeting at the reduced rate that is afforded IBIA members.  More information about the World

On December 11, 2013, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted to approve the H.R. 1098, the “Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2013.”  The next step is for the full House to consider the bill, which will probably be early next year. Originally passed in 1996 and reauthorized in 2000 and 2008, the