Traumatic Brain Injury

The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) is committed to providing services to individuals with disabilities through employment, independence and equality, including those individuals with a traumatic brain injury.

Annually, the DOR serves 2,400 individuals with acquired and traumatic brain injury through Vocational Rehabilitation, Independent Living and most recently the TBI Program. The DOR began administration of the California TBI Program in January 2010 with funding from the Seat Belt Penalty Fund.

The DOR serves persons with traumatic brain injury through these programs and providers:

Since 2010, the DOR has worked with stakeholders not only to support administration but also to look ahead and implement changes called for in AB 398 Assembly Bill - CHAPTERED (Monning, Chapter 439, Statutes of 2009).

 

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a cognitive, psychological, neurological or anatomical change in brain functions caused by an external blunt force trauma to the head. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports approximately 1.7 million Americans sustain a TBI each year in the United States, resulting in 53,000 deaths, 235,000 hospitalizations, and 1.1 million emergency department visits.

The Brain Injury Association of America reports that more than 3.1 million children and adults in the U.S. live with a lifelong disability as a result of TBI.

The TBI Program is managed by the Independent Living and Assistive Technology Section.

Mission and Vision

Mission: Partnering with the community to increase independence, remove employment barriers, and improve the quality of life for persons with acquired brain injury.

Vision: Every person with acquired brain injury has the resources to lead a meaningful and productive life.

 

Traumatic Brain Injury Program Links


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PHONE: (916) 558-5780

EMAIL: TBI_Info@dor.ca.gov