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Winter 2011

In case you missed it, here is the Winter issue of Headline Magazine: British Columbia's Voice for the Brain Injury Community is available on our website, along with past issues:

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Thanks to everyone who joined us at the 22nd Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference Real People with Real Lives: It takes a Village. Some amazing stories were shared and we're looking forward to working with this outstanding community further.

We were thrilled to share the stage with the students from Sauder Business School and Vancouver Film School Digital Design who have been hard at work on developing digital storytelling projects and marketing plans for - stay tuned for more!

Ask the Expert

Brainstreams 'Ask the Expert" section features a new expert each month, focusing on a particular topic. Coming up:

Topic: Understanding the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

Joel CrockerJoel Crocker is the Director of Planning at PLAN (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network)—an organization that provides families both with the tools to build effective support groups around a person with a disability as well as practical information on important future planning topics like long-term saving and Wills. Much of Joel's work focuses on education, awareness, and policy improvements around the RDSP (Registered Disabilities Savings Plan), a savings vehicle that PLAN designed and lobbied for.

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Featured Story: Debbie features videos of brain injury survivors and their families sharing their stories and lessons learned. Here's this month's featured story.

Debbie Jubb: a stroke survivor talks about how her family supported her through her recovery, the challenges of aphasia, the different therapies that helped her as well as the positive outcomes of new friendships following her stroke.

Doug's story - play video


Brain Injury in the News

Visit our news section to browse new articles posted daily about the brain:

Kobe Bryant diagnosed with a concussion
Feb 28, USA Today

Brain injury survivors find hope at Sudbury facility
Feb 14, Sudbury Northern Life

Brain trauma experts call for 'hit count' to prevent injuries to school athletes
Feb 3, The Guardian (UK)

The Cost of Football Glory
Feb 3, The New York Times

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