ABISS began as a small social group for people with acquired brain injury. The ability to connect and share with other people who "got it" made a huge difference for us as it allowed for the sharing of experience and strategy. It helped to know we were not alone in such a huge challenge. It also became clear that while all of our experiences were unique they were all very much alike in the challenges we faced.
As a group we decided that we would like to help others who were facing these challenges for the first time and made the transition into an advocacy group - ABISS.
While there were many issues we wanted to address we decided to tackle the biggest one first - the insurance industry. That was and is a big task and has been our primary focus for many years now.
We are currently working on some new ideas that we believe will be useful for people who just had their world turned upside down.
Perhaps our experiences of what helped and what hurt will allow us to help give a hand up.
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