Brain Injury

Disability Rights Maine's Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury program is a federally funded initiative.  DRM works to protect and enforce the rights of people with brain injuries and to improve access to health, employment, education, and other services for people with brain injury in Maine.  

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Graduate School Success for Students with Disabilities

From GoGrad.com:

"The NCES reports that graduate students with disabilities make up just eight percent of the student body. Disabilities – defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities – don’t have to act as a barrier for prospective graduate students aspiring to further education.

The following guide provides funding sources, resources for students with visual and hearing impairments, and an expert interview discussing how to excel in graduate school as a student with a disability."

GoGrad.com - Graduate School Success for Students with Disabilities

Brain Injury Association of America, Maine Chapter

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1980. BIAA's mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. BIAA established its Maine Chapter in 2013 to address the needs of individuals with brain injury and their families who live in Maine.

The BIAA - Maine Chapter works to increase awareness of brain injury, provide information, resources and support, and advocate for prevention and improved funding and services across Maine.

For more information, visit the BIAA - Maine Chapter website: http://www.biausa.org/Maine

A Basic Guide to Self-Advocacy

This manual is intended to provide a simple yet informative overview of how to be a self-advocate. This manual is not a substitute for legal advice. If you have specific questions or need assistance with a particular issue, please contact Disability Rights Maine.

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