Advocacy by and for People with ABI (Acquired Brain Injury)
Public Policy of the Brain Injury Network Policy dated 6-13-09
State Brain Injury Survivor Councils: Every state should have a state survivor council. The public should have access to state survivor councils. Please make contact information to access state survivor councils available online.
States should publish the names of the members of any state (brain injury) survivor councils. We ask that all survivor councils have actual survivor participation. Surely every state and every agency responsible for setting brain injury survivor policy can enlist survivors who have the ability, knowledge and experience to serve on their councils. The presumption in this instance must be that there are some survivors of brain injury who are competent, who can think, who can serve, who wish to serve, and who can be located and encouraged to serve on such councils. We encourage survivor councils with survivor participants in non-profit associations as well.