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January 2020
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NEWS & NOTES
For caregivers:

Our Ready, Relax, Eat program for family caregivers is underway and the response has been tremendous! BIALA wants to extend this complimentary nutritious meal delivery program to as many family caregivers and their loved one as possible. We will have our partner Swegs Kitchen call you and set up a convenient time for delivery. As funding permits, we try to accommodate each qualified family for meals for three to four weeks to give caregivers a break from meal preparation. To learn more and sign up, CLICK HERE

REGISTRATION FOR OUR 13TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS NOW
OPEN!
12 CEUs approved for
OT, PT, SW, CCMC, CRCC
5.5 approved for ST

"TOGETHER TOWARD TOMORROW"

MARCH 27-28, 2020
KENNER, LA


To schedule a personal appearance with
TAMARA GREEN,
MS. WHEELCHAIR
LOUISIANA 2020,
call: (225) 436-6711


If you are a wheelchair user and passionate about advocacy and educating people about life with a disability, consider participating in the Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2021 competition. Stay tuned for more details. If interested, email: info@biala.org.
WHAT'S UP NEXT?

GOING, GOING…

Don’t let your exhibit space be gone for the 2020 annual conference. Space is limited this year, so we need to hear from you if you plan to participate. Exhibit space will be released to our new-request exhibitors by Feb. 3.   Click here i f you need a copy of your packet with forms and payment information.
If you plan to sponsor or exhibit, please contact Kathleen Mulvihill, Kathleen@biala.org
SOMETHING WORTH SHARING

Louisiana's Traumatic Head & Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Program

The Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund (THSCI) was created by the Louisiana Legislature in 1993 with Act 654, which imposes additional fees on motor vehicle violations in Louisiana for the offenses of driving under the influence, reckless operation, and speeding. These fees provide the funds for this program.
Louisiana's Traumatic Head & Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Program provides services in a flexible, individualized manner to Louisiana citizens with traumatic head or traumatic spinal cord injuries.The program enables individuals to return to a reasonable level of functioning and independent living in their communities.

To learn more about criteria and how to apply for services, Visit our website.

For a TH/SCI Trust Fund Application packet, CLICK HERE .
SCI SEGMENT
United Spinal Association
is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals.

We believe no person should be excluded from opportunity based on their disability. Our goal is to provide people living with SCI/D programs and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities.

United Spinal transforms the lives of people with SCI/D by:
  • Advocating for greater access to healthcare, mobility equipment, public transportation, rehabilitation, community services and supports, and the built environment
  • Empowering our members with resources, one-on-one assistance, and peer support
  • Promoting independence through employment opportunities and community integration of wheelchair users into mainstream society

One of the many benefits of becoming a United Spinal member is a free monthly subscription to New Mobility Magazine.

For a sneak peak at New Mobility Magazine, CLICK HERE.

FOR A FREE MEMBERSHIP TO UNITED SPINAL ASSOCIATION AND FREE MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION TO NEW MOBILITY MAGAZINE, JOIN HERE.
TBI TALK
BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
THE VOICE OF HELP, HOPE, HEALING

MISSION:
To advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.

VISION:
Everyone in the U.S. who sustains a brain injury is diagnosed, treated, and accepted.

INTERESTED IN BIAA'S ACADEMY OF CERTIFIED BRAIN INJURY SPECIALISTS?

BIAA's Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) improves the quality of brain injury care by equipping providers with training and continuing education. For professionals, acquiring the CBIS is the next step in ensuring you remain a valuable, marketable, and well-informed asset in the field of brain injury services . Students enrolled in an accredited University program that wish to join the expanding group of professionals seeking to offer optimal care for individuals with a brain injury can go through the provisional CBIS program. ACBIS also offers their fundamental program which is a training and certificate program for direct care staff and individual caregivers.

TO LEARN MORE, CLICK HERE.

Motivational Moment

“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” Laini Taylor

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