Promoting Brain Injury Survivor Self-Advocacy and Collective Advocacy
Return to a normal life, or is it move on to a new life? Well, after a brain injury it is more likely to be an evolvement to a new life. It helps some people to realize that no one in life has the same life or is the same person he or she was ten or twenty or thirty years ago. We all evolve, those of us with brain injuries, and those of us without brain injuries. Everyone experiences life changing events. We survivors just got a heaping dose.
FAAST, Inc. (The Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology)
BSCIP and FAAST track brain and spinal cord injury survivors through the health care system, offer transitional supports and funding for those persons who have the potential to live in a community setting rather than a nursing home. They track all acute injury cases that are pending closure as “institutionalized” and monitor individuals who currently reside in nursing homes and other intuitional settings. They help consumers, etc. benefit from assistive technology. Additional information: 850-487-3278 or Project Coordinator, Dan Newman at 941-708-6189.
FAAST is a non-profit organization funded in part by the US Department of Education through the Assistive Technology Act of 2004, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).
FAAST, Inc. (The Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology) 325 John Knox Road, Building 400, Suite 402 Tallahassee, Florida 32303