FACT:


Every brain injury is unique and the extent of the brain injury can vary from “mild” to “severe.” People who experience a “mild”
brain injury often appear fine, yet may have some lingering effects that impact their ability to resume their normal life activities at
home, school or work. They may exhibit difficulties with concentration, organization, managing multiple tasks, memory, relationships
with family, business associates and friends, and/or personality changes.  People whose injuries are considered moderate or severe exhibit varying degrees of difficulty in cognitive (thinking), emotional, behavioral, physical and social areas. They suffer permanent disabilities, which affect their ability to return to a pre-injury lifestyle.  Not all outcomes of brain injury are immediately obvious, which is why brain injury has been called the “Silent Epidemic.” In children and teenagers, some impairments do not become obvious until future growth and maturity require more complex skills and reasoning abilities that may have been affected by the brain injury.
One of the best defenses after an injury occurs is to arm oneself with the best information and resources available for timely treatment, rehabilitation and support.


Wisconsin sources of information:


BIRCofWI Resource Library and Resource Facilitation Specialists are here to help


Aging and Disability Resource Centers of Wisconsin  (ADRC)


Childrens Community Option Program (CCOP)


Family Care- (Options for long term care)


IRIS - (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct)


Katie Beckett Program (for children)



Other Sources of information:





Benefits and Assistance (State of WI)