Your Weekly Dose of #5ThoughtsFriday: A description of what we think is important at BIAMD
BIAMD's #5ThoughtsFriday - 02/24/2017
Here are the 5 things we thought were
worth sharing with you this week:
MARCH 1, 2017
5March 1st for Brain Injury Awareness Day - Annapolis
Please stop by and Join Us

Celebrating the
First Day of
Brain Injury Awareness Month
6   Bladen St,
Annapolis, MD 21401​

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Come for refreshments and conversation about the needs of individuals with brain injuries, their families, and communities in the state of Maryland.  

To find out more CLICK HERE 

4) Celebrate Black History Month by Remembering one of the United State's Most Famous and Inspirational
Brain Injury Survivors...

Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820, and successfully escaped in 1849.

Yet she risked her life and freedom and returned many times to rescue both family members and other slaves from the plantation system. Tubman led hundreds to freedom in the North as the most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, an elaborate secret network of safe houses organized for that purpose.

She also helped the Union Army during the war, working as a spy among other roles. After the Civil War ended, Tubman dedicated her life to helping impoverished former slaves and the elderly, establishing her own Home for the Aged.

In honor of her life and by popular demand via an online poll, in 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 bill.

To see a brief video about her life,  CLICK HERE.

To Read More about this amazing woman, CLICK HERE.

3) Take a Short Survey to Help the University of Kansas Explore Privacy Concerns when Using Telemedicine to Provide Services to Individuals with Disabilities. 

Dr. Denys Brand and Dr. Florence DiGennaro Reed are researchers in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas.  They are looking for participants to complete a short survey that will help them understand the concerns that people have with respect to privacy when using technology to provide services to people with disabilities (physical, intellectual, sensory, or developmental). 

The survey involves a brief demographic questionnaire, a 2-minute video, and a short questionnaire that will take 1-2 minutes to complete. 

To watch the video and take the quick survey, CLICK HERE.

The Doctors Thank You, in advance, for your participation in this survey!

  2) What We Are Reading That You Might Find Helpful...

With a happy family and millions in assets, Barry Milazzo seemed to have it all.
Like that fairytale egg, his second child, Bryson, was suddenly shattered by catastrophic brain-injury. It was predicted that he would never walk or speak, and he would be virtually uneducable.
An unwanted divorce resulted in his raising his children alone.
Financial ruin came and he lost his family home.
Shocking episodes of bullying and abuse caused his impaired son to threaten suicide.
Finally, physical disease and collapse nearly ended this single father’s life.

All The King’s Horses will empower you not only to endure, but embrace your trials with hope and faith. Barry shares his journey with brutal honesty rarely seen in Christian books, yet with charm and wit. This inspiring story will make you laugh and it will make you cry. One thing you will not be able to do is put this book down.

For More, CLICK HERE. 

  (If you decide to buy anything mentioned in #5ThoughtsFriday, don't forget to use  Amazon Smile  and select the Brain Injury Association of Maryland as your donation beneficiary.) 
1) Quote We Are Contemplating...

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

                                                      - Harriet Tubman
  "Partners in Progress" on March 23-24, 2017, is a multi-track neuro-conference focusing on issues related to: individuals with brain injury and family members, children and adolescents in the school system, advocacy, and professional and clinical training. The purpose of the two-day conference is to provide state-of-the-art information about brain injury treatment, services, research, and advocacy, and to improve collaboration and networking between individuals with brain injury, families and professionals.
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