Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. Yesterday I wrote the above article to share some awareness’s and ask several questions of professionals serving the brain injury community. My motivation was and is to encourage inclusion. Individuals living with brain injuries and invisible disabilities provide real life experience, not just information.
Real life experience coupled with information (knowledge) brings about wisdom.
Below is an excerpt from the article. I would strongly encourage you to listen to or read the complete article, not just a portion or part of the article.
“Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to have you around my table. Several days ago I wrote the above article. In the article I shared some of my thoughts surrounding what I need to keep in mind. In my experience, I have found that many “professionals” who work in the field of “helping” individuals living with brain injuries, practically patronize the individuals whom they are charged to empower.
Instead of seeking to learn from our experience, strength and hope – actually living with and succeeding – they practically dismiss, discount, minimize and marginalize who we are as brain injury survivors. It is as though they tell us to sit in the back of the bus, while they take their seats in the front of the bus. It is as though they are telling us to sit down and shut up. My question is why can we not all sit up in the front of the bus?“
To listen to and watch the presentation, please click on the following link: Beyond Brain Injury Awareness Month — Why Are Brain Injury Survivors Told to Sit in the Back of the Bus? Video Presentation
To read the article from which this video presentation is made, please click on this link: Beyond Brain Injury Awareness Month — Why Are Brain Injury Survivors Told to Sit in the Back of the Bus?
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