Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI)


Purpose

To provide advocacy to persons with TBI and to enhance and improve access to services, including providing training for self-advocacy.

Eligibility

Persons with traumatic brain injury.

Priorities

  • Individual Advocacy for TBI Survivors Living in a Facility: Identify and provide individual advocacy to TBI survivors in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, the Vermont State Hospital and private inpatient facilities to obtain appropriate community based services and supports.
  • Individual Advocacy for TBI Survivors Living in the Community: Provide individual advocacy to TBI survivors living in the community to obtain appropriate services and supports.
  • Education and Training: Increase awareness of TBI through education, trainings and media.
  • System Advocacy: Enhance access to comprehensive and coordinated supports and services for people with TBI and their families through system advocacy with partner agencies.