Life After Brain Injury.

         Where survivors
                   re-invent themselves.


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Individual Support

Give a person a fish, he eats for a day.

Teach a person to fish, she eats for a lifetime.

Imagine being unable to organize your thoughts, or generate ideas or plans, or unravel a knotty problem. People with altered cognitive abilities struggle to keep up with a fast-paced, intolerant world.

They must marshal all their mental resources to survive. But there's a catch: Most brain injuries impair the brain's "executive functions," including the ability to problem-solve. (How cruelly ironic.)


(The other executive functions include decision-making and judgment, as well as the aforementioned planning, organizing, and generation of ideas.)

However, with the proper support from loved ones and organizations like ours, and with compensatory tools, strategies and accommodations, survivors can become more self-reliant.


This is why we created our Survivor Support program: so that consumers who need help with complex issues ― such as living on a fixed income, getting around on public transit, adding meaningful and productive activities to their life ― can expand their autonomy and improve their quality of life. 

We work with each survivor, on a one-on-one basis, to develop a step-by-step action plan to fix problems or achieve personal goals. Each plan contains strategies that compensate for the survivor's specific cognitive impairments. The plan can be modified in the future to address a variety of common problems or goals.

 

Not only does this make a survivor more independent, it also encourages neuroplasticity (the growth of new neural pathways) and helps rebuild critical-thinking skills.


There have been unexpected positive outcomes as well: Survivors who have used the program not only solved their problem or achieved their goal but also reported improvements in other areas of their lives as well, such as becoming more punctual, efficient, or self-confident.