Category: News

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

Headed for Disaster: What We Know About Traumatic Brain Injury Children’s Safety Network 12/3/14 In the wake of the suicide of Kosta Karageorge, an Ohio State University football player who allegedly suffered from debilitating concussions, questions once again have been raised about the link between brain injury and mental instability.

President Obama signed the TBI Reauthorization Bill into law on November 26th as per the following link on the White House website: The Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act (S. 2539) reauthorizes programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to track and reduce the incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to provide

ACTION ALERT! TBI Act Reauthorization Passes!! November 14, 2014 The U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2539, the TBI Reauthorization Act of 2014, sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and co-sponsored by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). The next step is for the bill to be signed by the President. The bill removes Health Resources and

The New York Times The Upshot November 4, 2014 To the list of issues that divide the country along partisan lines, you can add an unusual item: football.

USBIA Volume 1 Issue 1 2014-Oct   News from Connecticut was mistakenly left out of the news letter. Here is their state news:   Connecticut’s Department of Social Services submitted an application for a second ABI Waiver to CMS on March 31, 2014.  BIAC was heavily involved in providing comments and feedback on the waiver

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention New Data Available on WISQARS Nonfatal Injury and Leading Causes of Nonfatal Injury Modules The Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury data from a variety of sources. Researchers, practitioners, the media, and the general public can

ABLE Act (September 29, 2014) Leading bipartisan Senate negotiators on the ABLE Act (S. 313/H.R. 647) have announced that they have reached an agreement to move forward on the bill. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) released a statement on September 19 that they have “reached a

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