Advocacy by and for People with ABI (Acquired Brain Injury)
Fall 2008 (Archived) Version:
Brain Injury Advocacy
Advocacy is the act of supporting or arguing in favor of an issue, idea, cause or person. We are of the opinion that survivors of brain injury are able to advocate on behalf of ourselves, individually. This is called self-advocacy. We also believe in collective-advocacy by and for our survivor community. Collective-advocacy is the process by which we people with acquired brain injuries organize, formulate, collaborate, reach consensus and articulate for our collective survivor community's interests. Here at the Brain Injury Network we collaborate on our brain injury SABI forums. One product of our collaboration is our Public Policy section on this website. Our advocacy reflects our concerns and spells out some particular policies and protocols that we believe will be in the best interests of our community. Please study our position statements. Please initiate and carry out policy that will promote our policy concerns. Thank you.
See also: Our Own Advocacy
If you are a member of our survivor community please see also: the Survivor of Acquired Brain Injury forum