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Promoting Brain Injury Survivor Self-Advocacy and Collective Advocacy


August 1, 2006: Brain Injury Network (BIN) is calling for a system of regulation, review and standards nationwide for utilization in college and other post-secondary disability programs. The Brain Injury Network, a survivor-led and operated association of people with acquired brain injuries from traumatic brain injury (tbi), stroke, tumor, illness and other abi categories, is advocating for national standards for acquired brain injury programs at colleges and universities. Indeed, international standards are needed. But since the Brain Injury Network originates in California, U.S.A., we are first calling for standards to be implemented in the United States of America.... It has dawned on us that new laws are needed to protect adults with cognitive challenges who attend colleges all across the United States.
Regulation, Review and Standards For College and Other Post-Secondary Level Disability Programs Are Needed
National Standards
Regulation of College Disability Programs
Review of College Disability Programs
Public Access to Information about College Disability Programs
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Post-Secondary Education Brain Injury Program Protocols as developed by the Brain Injury Network (BIN)
Article dated 9-9-09
This section discusses the Brain Injury Network recommendations for nationwide protocols for postsecondary level college programs for students with brain injuries. These protocols were developed by the Brain Injury Network in the years 2005-2006. Let us keep in mind that many people with brain injuries have very few options for rehabilitation from their injuries. One of the few available, affordable, resources for cognitive retraining, or training, is the postsecondary educational system....Therefore, we recommend the creation of nationwide protocols for all postsecondary education programs for students with brain injuries. (In fact, we espouse “national standards for college programs”.)
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Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse
1010 N. Hooker St.
Suite 302
Chicago, IL 60622
Telephone: 312-932-1120
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Brain Injury Network Post-Secondary Brain Injury (B. I.) Program Recommendations
These program recommendations are for service providers conducting post-secondary educational programs for adult students with cognitive challenges that have resulted from traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury and other causes. (Published 2006.)
"We would like all chancellors, universities, colleges, state-wide college networks, AHEAD (the Association on Higher Education and Disability), the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and CAPED (the California Association for Post-Secondary Education and Disability) to take the following actions and instigate appropriate procedures for students with brain injuries in all colleges under their jurisdiction, direction, influence or control. Create system wide protocols regarding adult college students with cognitive challenges for all of the colleges under your jurisdiction, influence, direction or control...."
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