Brain Injury Awareness Month

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The month of March is dedicated to Brain Injury Awareness Month

In the United States, more than 5.3 million children and adults have a brain injury. That is about 1 in 60. Acquired brain injuries (ABI) are those that happen after birth and can result in physical, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive impairments. The primary causes of ABI are trauma, stroke, tumors, degenerative diseases, alcohol and other toxins, and lack of oxygen to the brain.  

BFAIR offers quality residential programs for individuals with acquired brain injury in Berkshire County and the Pioneer Valley

We provide enriching experiences to individuals of all abilities and ages through distinctive, individualized, and quality services. As part of our Residential Services, we have 6 homes dedicated to those individuals with ABI. As Director of ABI Residential Services, Christine Meiklejohn states, ‘Most of our residents lived independent lives before their ABI. The services we provide and the way we interact with each resident has to be unique to meet their own needs.” 

We are excited to have the opportunity to share brain injury awareness and prevention to our communities. Below is where you can find us this March:  

Follow us on Facebook for brain injury prevention tips during the month of March and our collaboration with the Brain Injury Association of MA.   

What Brain Injury Survivors Want You To Know

What Brain Injury Survivors Want you to Know

Bike Helmet Distribution

Through our partnership with Greylock Federal Credit Union, we will be distributing bike helmets to promote brain health and safety. 

Helmet distribution will be on March 29th from 12-5 PM at All Out Adventures at 297 Pleasant St., Northampton.  With generous funding from Greylock Federal Credit Union, they will be distributed at no cost.  The helmets to be distributed are adult-sized.

All Out Adventures staff and volunteers will ensure that anyone picking up a helmet on March 29 knows how to properly fit and wear their helmet.

 

BFAIR provides individualized services to persons with developmental disabilities, autism, and acquired brain injury every day of the year. Your donation will help create accessibility, promote independence, and offset of-out-pocket costs for people of all abilities. Consider making an impact today.

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