In July we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, yet equality for people with disabilities is in reality still a generation away in the future, especially for those of us with brain injury and other cognitive disabilities such as developmental and mental disabilities, and autism. I hope this article will continue to broaden public awareness and to give validation to those struggling to live life with brain injury.
This article from therapist Luann Jacobs is the most concise and comprehensive description of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury that I have read, as a MTBI survivor. MTBI can be caused by strokes, wounds to the brain, tumors, diseases, concussions (whether from explosions, contact sports such as hockey and football, auto accidents, or falls), and anything which compromises the circulatory or neurological functions of the brain.
At the onset of my brain injury due to a stroke, now 14 years ago, I had to learn to walk again, read again, use the telephone again, and do almost all the daily and other tasks of life too.
It is impossible to imagine, no matter how intelligent and creative one might be, just how overwhelming this challenge is. It is impossible to know the constant fatigue, exhaustion, frustration, and pain which must be endured daily still. It is impossible to know of all…
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