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Mission StatementOC Friends of the Fair

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To coordinate services and help improve the quality of life for adult survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to promote awareness in the Orange County community of TBI issues.St. Jude TBI Support Group 2017

 

Our Purpose

The purpose of the St. Jude Brain Injury Network is to demonstrate the effectiveness of a coordinated service approach assisting persons with a traumatic brain injury to attain access into gainful employment, appropriate community reintegration programs, accessible housing, and research-related education.14054054_718908364932638_1043059911167564260_n

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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury to the head arising from a blunt or penetrating trauma or from acceleration-deceleration forces. This is associated with any of the following signs:

    • Deficits in Attention & Short-term memory

    • Decreased Level of Consciousness

    • Slowed Thinking

    • Skull Fracture

    • Difficulties in frustration tolerance

    • Amnesia

    • Problems with┬átime management and decision making

    • Neuropsychologic Abnormalities16729080_766126370210837_3322744523420638115_n

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Senator Bill Monning Proposes Legislation to Support Traumatic Brain Injury programs:

SB 398 – Deletes the July 1, 2019 sunset date for the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) program and makes it a permanent state program. The bill also requires ongoing grants to TBI sites under the existing program if they are compliant and meet operational certification standards.”

To read more, click here or contact us if you woud like to send letters of support to Senator Monning.