These resources can be used for advocacy, education, and improved pathways for fair, timely, and equitable access to rehabilitation. Also these resources provide practical tips that healthcare and insurance professionals can implement to support communications with persons with lived experience.
We collaborated with researchers at McMaster University to identify challenges faced by individuals with brain injuries in accessing rehabilitation through their auto insurance benefits in Ontario. This article summarizes those challenges and recommends improved supports. Fair, timely, and equitable access to rehabilitation requires all involved to break down barriers
This 2 page summary provides some of the key issues faced by individuals with brain injuries when trying to access auto insurance benefits for rehabilitation
ABISS Members talk about their
Personal Insurance Challenges
Shortly after the groups beginnings a desire to help others facing the same challenges led to the birth of ABISS
Acquired Brain Injury Survivor Solutions. We evolved into advocacy with our first project to challenge the auto insurance industry.
Knowing from experience how traumatic it had been for us facing life after a brain injury we also wanted to help people to find a way forward and and if possible make their life a little less scary and overwhelming.
Acquired Brain Injury can turn your world upside down It is hard to know where to start to rebuild your life and what resources are available to help you.
If your injury was one that involved insurance you may be facing some serious difficulties that hinder rather than help your recovery. ABISS continues its fight to fix this broken system
A traumatic brain injury can turn your world upside down and suddenly nothing is the same as it was before. This is traumatic not only physically but emotionally. Living with an invisible and very misunderstood injury may be very difficult but not only is it possible but it can be mush easier with the right help and support.
For many, family and friends are a huge part of their recovery. It is very important that caregivers receive both recognition and support.
On our journey as a group we have had the pleasure of getting to meet and work with some wonderful people and organizations. We would like to share some of these resources with you.
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