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Governor Deal Declares March 2016 "Brain Injury Awareness Month" in Georgia

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Governor Deal has issued a proclamation declaring March 2016 to be "Brain Injury Awareness Month in Georgia"

This proclamation offers special recognition to the Brain Injury Association of Georgia for its many programs and services providing education, resources and support to individuals, veterans and families impacted by brain injury. They provide help with education, prevention, community integration and custom resources so that they may live as independently as possible.

Pictured below is Brain Injury Association of Georgia board member Jeff Hopp, Jane Jackson, BIAG Director, Support Group members from North Fulton, Riverdale and Marietta and Governor Deal 

Trust Fund News:

Congratulations for the passage of Amendment B “Reckless Driving Surcharge” introduced by Representative Tanner in November 2014. This allows a surcharge fee to be assessed on any reckless driving penalty imposed in the state. Passage of this amendment allows the Trust Fund to provide a greater “helping hand” to TBI/SCI eligible grant requests, which provide support services, medical equipment, etc. not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

To view information about the amendment click here

Representative TannerRepresentative Tanner (R) 9th of Dawsonville, GA was recently presented the 2014 Pathfinder Award for his Outstanding Contributions to Georgians with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Representative Tanner was cited by Commission Chairman JD Frazier for his desire to see that Georgians with traumatic brain (TBI) and spinal cord injuries (SCI) have access to urgently needed goods and services for their continuing rehabilitation and post-acute care.

Working with disability groups - most notably the Brain Injury Association of Georgia; Representative Tanner was instrumental in sponsoring legislation that culminated in Amendment B to the state constitution to provide funding from reckless driving convictions that would be directed to the Trust Fund for direct grants to Georgians that have been diagnosed with TBI and SCI. Commission Executive Director Craig Young cited Representative Tanner's knowledge of the difficulties faced by Georgians with catastrophic injuries and the challenges they and their families face as key to Tanner's determination to insure that these Georgians are not left in dire circumstances.

Representative Tanner's ability to articulate a genuine need to his fellow legislators and create a consensus among both parties in the General Assembly speaks volumes about his dedication to the health of this state," said Young. "His leadership and concern for all Georgians make him a most worthy recipient of this award…Source: BSITFC

A Great Way To Support the Brain Injury Association of Georgia!

Support brain injury by enrolling your Kroger Plus Card to earn donations for Brain Injury Association of Georgia, #62214.

Kroger will donate a portion of every dollar you spend to BIAG as long as you use your card each time you shop or use the phone number that is associated with your Kroger Plus Card.  Click here for sign up instructions  

Other News

 

Current Medical News in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury - click here

 

Science Daily - Your source for the latest research news -click here

 

Brainline.org - Preventing, treating and living with brain injury - click here .

 

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Camp News 

See a short Slide Show of Camp Hardgrove 2011 (YouTube)
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Camp Hardgrove 2012 video - click here

Disability News

See photos and highlights of Disability Day 2011 (pdf)

See photos and highlights of Disability Day 2010 (pdf)


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Physical Address: By Appointment Only: 1441 Clifton Road NE, #R106A, Atlanta, GA 30322

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