If you are living with a brain injury in California, or helping a loved one who is living with a brain injury, you need access to a variety of resources. The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) has three helpful programs for individuals who are living with brain injuries.
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
This program offers personalized assistance with career education, assessment and career counseling. The vocational rehabilitation program also offers assistance with job search and interviewing skills. Disabled adults can get assistance developing independent living skills and using assistive technology.
More information on the vocational rehabilitation program through the DOR can be found here.
Independent Living Section
The Independent Living Network includes 28 independent living centers (ILCs) and the state’s Independent Living Council. The goal of the network is to ensure that every Californian can live, work and shop wherever he or she pleases.
California Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program
The California TBI program offers support and information for individuals and families whose lives have been affected by a traumatic brain injury. The program offers:
- Supported Living Services
- Community Reintegration Services
- Vocational Supportive Services
- Information and Referrals
- Public and Professional Education
- Housing Services
- In Home Services
- Medical Services
- Education Services
- Transportation Services
The TBI Program has extensive information available on its website and includes a helpful list of resources for individuals and families living with a TBI.
Between the Vocational Rehabilitation Program, the Independent Living Section and the TBI Program, the Department of Rehabilitation serves 2,400 people with brain injuries throughout the state of California.
While it is not easy to adjust to life after a traumatic brain injury, there are a number of California brain injury programs to help with the adjustment process and ensure anyone who has suffered a TBI can continue to live his or her life to the fullest extent possible.
If you have questions about your legal rights after an accident caused a traumatic brain injury, call The Ernst Law Group to discuss your case and learn about the options available to you.