The Brain Injury Association of New York State is here to help meet the needs of children while supporting the strengths of family. The material in this section will get you started and help introduce you to some of the steps you will be making when your child leaves the hospital.
The FACTS Program:
The Family Advocacy, Counseling, and Training (FACTS) Program is available to assist your family. If you or your child sustained a brain injury prior to the age of 22 and you live in New York State, a FACTS Coordinator can help you! To find out more, contact your local FACTS Coordinator.
- My Child’s Brain Injury: Helping Kids and Families Cope with Brain Injury
- A Guide To Being Heard: How to Advocate for your Child with Traumatic Brain Injury
- Transitioning To The Adult World: Supporting Young Adults as They Grow Up
BIANYS developed a website called Project LEARNet to assist with developing the best educational plan for students with brain injury and troubleshooting issues that may arise. The following additional publications may assist with educational needs:
- The REAP project — How families, schools, and medical professionals can create a Community-Based Concussion Management Program
- Concussion in the Classroom (brochure)
- Building Advocacy Parents As Experts: How to get the Best Education Program for your Child with a Brain Injury
- Supporting Students Recovering from Concussion: A Desktop Reference Guide for Educators