The Brain Injury Connection's (BIC) mission is to enrich the lives of people affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI) through education and connection to community resources. This includes connecting to state, national and international brain injury advocacy associations and other nonprofits that provide programs and services to those affected by brain injury.
The ultimate goal of the BIC is to meet the direct needs of those affected by an ABI by:
1. Working with brain injury specialists to help us enhance doctor-patient relationships and the public’s perception of brain injury.
2. Contributing to existing programs to help them further their missions through our fundraising efforts, and initiate programs where they are needed but do not exist.
Initial programs and services of the BIC include:
1. An informational, educational and community website that connects those affected by brain injury to information and resources, and provides an online community for survivors and caregivers, professionals and others interested in preventing brain injuries or learning more about brain injury to network and educate the public at-large about ABI related issues.
2. A publication where those affected by brain injury guide the content, with articles written by medical, legal and disability specialists.
Future BIC Programs and Services will be geared to meet the direct needs of the brain injury community. Ideally, premier programs and services offered in other communities would be emulated where they are needed.
The Brain Injury Connection (BIC) is a 501(c)(3) organization located in Alameda, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. BIC is a tax exempt/non-profit organization founded by Debi Palmer. The BIC was incorporated because of the Founder’s Experience After a Traumatic Brain Injury and the experiences of many of her peers who participate in the East Bay Brain Injury (EBBI) Support Group. Read about BIC's history here.
For more information about registering on the BIC website , go here. If you'd like to help the BIC grow, go here and learn how you can join the BIC Team or make a donation.