The focus of this final TBI Tuesday session will be on TBI State Advisory Boards/Councils and how to better engage members, especially individuals with brain injury. Two TBI State Partnership Program (SPP) grantees (Tennessee and West Virginia) will present on the TBI SPP Advisory Board Toolkit. We’ll also hear from our federal partner from the Office of Independent Living Programs on the importance of consumer engagement. Representatives from the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) and the TBI Advisory and Leadership Group (TAL-Group) will lead a facilitated discussion about the importance of having consumer-guided council practices and how individuals with TBI and others can become ready to serve on boards.
In observance of Brain Injury Awareness Month this year and in lieu of the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) annual in-person Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Stakeholder Day, we are hosting virtual TBI Tuesdays during the months of March and April. With an overarching focus on equity, each TBI Tuesday session highlights the work of the TBI State Partnership Program (https://tbi.acl.gov/Program-partnership) grantee workgroups and their resources for stakeholders, federal partners, and will involve individuals with brain injury. We have structured each TBI Tuesday session to include panel discussions, question and answer sessions, and generous breaks in between.
Each TBI Tuesday session will be live-captioned and ASL-interpreted. If you require additional accommodations to participate or if you have any questions about the sessions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.