Army officials have recently cited that one in every nine American soldiers deployed to Iraq suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Last July, Easter Seals, with funding from the Ludy Family Foundation, responded to the news that TBI has become the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts by launching its pilot Veterans with TBI Project in four affiliate markets.
With additional funding from W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Easter Seals is now expanding the pilot project nationwide through a new home-based, remote-access delivery component.
Easter Seals’ Veterans with TBI Project now allows now allows for remote participation, and support for service members and veterans via telephone and email while also providing opportunities for referral to community-based resources as needed, thereby allowing participation from nearly any Internet-capable computer nationwide. The project provides computer-based cognitive rehabilitation through us of Posit Science’s Brain Fitness Program, which has demonstrated significant improvements in memory, communication and clarity of thinking.
The eight-week program is offered free of charge to eligible service members and veterans. To apply or make a referral, please call the toll-free line at 1-866-423-4981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate in this nationwide project.
For more information on Easter Seals services in your community contact www.southerngeorgia.easterseals.com or call 1-800-365-4583.