October 22, 2007
Acquired Brain Injury the Topic For Upcoming Public Meetings
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AUGUSTA – Public meetings have been scheduled in early November to learn more about the unmet needs of people with brain injuries in Maine.
The Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Council will host meetings at Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center on Tuesday, November 6 and at the Department of Health and Human Services, 161 Marginal Way in Portland on Thursday, November 8. Both hearings begin at 4 p.m.
“The goal is to gather information from persons with brain injuries, their families, rehabilitation experts, providers of services and the public,’’ said Gary Wolcott, Brain Injury Services Program Manager at the Office of Physical and Cognitive Disabilities Services at DHHS. “If people cannot attend, we welcome written comments through November 9.”
Written comments should be forwarded to the Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Council, Attention: Deb Caron, Brain Injury Services, OACPDS/DHHS, 11 State House Station, 2nd Floor Marquardt Building, Augusta, ME 04333. They can also be e-mailed to Deborah.E.Caron@maine.gov .
The Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Council, established by the Legislature, has set the following priorities for 2007-2008:
Prevention of brain injuries;
Education and training of service professionals;
Case management/care coordination for persons with brain injury;
Support for family caregivers, in-home support and supported living apartment services;
For further information please contact Gary Wolcott, Program Manager, Brain Injury Services, at (207) 287-4242.