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Brain Injury Today is the official podcast of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. Hosted by BIAWA Executive Director Deborah Crawley, the show brings listeners inspiring conversations with survivors, researchers, counselors, caretakers and more, in an effort to strengthen connections within the brain injury community. 

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Brain Injury Today is the official podcast of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. Hosted by BIAWA Executive Director Deborah Crawley, the show brings listeners inspiring conversations with survivors, researchers, counselors, caretakers and more, in an effort to strengthen connections within the brain injury community. 

    Ableism and Brain Injury

    Ableism and Brain Injury

    Ableism impacts individuals with physical disabilities as well as those who are neurodiverse. In this episode, we discuss what ableism is and how it impacts those with disabilities, particularly those in the brain injury community. Sabrina speaks with Seth Barronian, a brain injury survivor with both physical disabilities and who is also neurodiverse, and Alan Barronian, his father and caregiver, about their experiences with ableism. Seth discusses how he has experienced ableism both in his personal and professional life, and Alan shares his perspective as a caregiver. They also discuss how to help those with invisible disabilities, and how to be an ally and an advocate for those with all disabilities.

    Support Groups | Brain Injury Alliance of Washington - Providing free services to Individuals throughout Washington whose lives are affected by Brain Injury (biawa.org)

    This episode of Brain Injury Today Podcast is sponsored by WA State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Council and is produced and edited by Goal17media.com


    For more resources related to traumatic brain injury visit:
    Brain Injury Today Podcast
    Brain Injury Alliance of Washington
    PACTTrusts.org - The Pooled Alliance Community Trusts
    Brain Injury Art Show

    Additional Resources:
    Invisible Disability Project
    Stanford University Guide
     

    • 31 min
    Ableism and Brain Injury

    Ableism and Brain Injury

    Ableism impacts individuals with physical disabilities as well as those who are neurodiverse. In this episode, we discuss what ableism is and how it impacts those with disabilities, particularly those in the brain injury community. Sabrina speaks with Seth Barronian, a brain injury survivor with both physical disabilities and who is also neurodiverse, and Alan Barronian, his father and caregiver, about their experiences with ableism. Seth discusses how he has experienced ableism both in his personal and professional life, and Alan shares his perspective as a caregiver. They also discuss how to help those with invisible disabilities, and how to be an ally and an advocate for those with all disabilities.

    Support Groups | Brain Injury Alliance of Washington - Providing free services to Individuals throughout Washington whose lives are affected by Brain Injury (biawa.org)

    This episode of Brain Injury Today Podcast is sponsored by WA State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Council and is produced and edited by Goal17media.com


    For more resources related to traumatic brain injury visit:
    Brain Injury Today Podcast
    Brain Injury Alliance of Washington
    PACTTrusts.org - The Pooled Alliance Community Trusts
    Brain Injury Art Show

    Additional Resources:
    Invisible Disability Project
    Stanford University Guide

    • 31 min
    Building Community and Finding Support

    Building Community and Finding Support

    In this episode of the Brain Injury Today Podcast, new host Sabrina Bonaparte explores the importance of finding and building a community of survivors of brain injury. Her husband, Brandon Blake suffered a traumatic brain injury 8 years ago and found a community of people whom he could relate and recover with. One of the people Brandon met in a support group is his friend, Christian Rusby. This episode explores the importance of support groups and community for both survivors of brain injury and their caregivers.

    This episode of Brain Injury Today Podcast is sponsored by WA State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Council, and is produced and edited by Goal17Media.com

    Resources
    Get in touch with Brandon at, brandonblake1@gmail.com
    Website: https://www.bonustimemusic.com/
    Instagram: @bonustimemusic
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpc1v7Hp_nKV3-UFCnIlLcA/videos
    Seattle bike blog: https://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2014/10/07/one-of-too-many/
    Get in touch with Christian at, crusby@gmail.com

    Check out the Walk, Run & Roll event on April 30th 2022
     
    Support Groups | Brain Injury Alliance of Washington - Providing free services to Individuals throughout Washington whose lives are affected by Brain Injury (biawa.org)
     
    For more resources related to traumatic brain injury visit:
    Brain Injury Today Podcast
    Brain Injury Alliance of Washington
    PACTTrusts.org - The Pooled Alliance Community Trusts
    Brain Injury Art Show

    • 36 min
    Dr. Monica Vavilala: A Roadmap for Accelerating Progress

    Dr. Monica Vavilala: A Roadmap for Accelerating Progress

    The labels of “mild,” “moderate,” and “severe” to classify traumatic brain injury (TBI) are imprecise and are ineffective. Dr. Monica Vavilala is a board-certified anesthesiologist and director of Harborview's Injury Prevention and Research Center. Earlier this year Dr. Vavilala served on a task force to help update and personalize traumatic brain injuries to better guide patient care. In this conversation, Dr. Vavilala shares why this update and personalization for traumatic brain injuries is crucial for both doctors and patients. 

    This episode of Brain Injury Today Podcast is sponsored by WA State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Council, and is produced and edited by Goal17Media.com on behalf of Goal17Foundation.org.

    Resources
    Here is a link to Dr. Vavilala’s study:
    https://hiprc.org/blog/traumatic-brain-injury-categories-should-be-updated-and-personalized-to-better-guide-patient-care-says-new-report/
     
    Get in touch with Dr. Monica Vavilala at, vavilala@uw.edu
    Learn more about the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPC)
    For more resources related to traumatic brain injury visit:
    Brain Injury Today Podcast
    Brain Injury Alliance of Washington
    PACTTrusts.org - The Pooled Alliance Community Trusts
    Brain Injury Art Show

    • 33 min
    The Ultimate Guidebook for Brain Injury Survivors, Caregivers and Professionals (Pt. 2)

    The Ultimate Guidebook for Brain Injury Survivors, Caregivers and Professionals (Pt. 2)

    In this episode we continue our discussion about a groundbreaking new book called Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Survivors and Families by BIAWA Board Member Richard Adler. Deborah and Richard discuss the value of the book with two doctors who contributed to its development: Dr. Samuel Browd and Dr. Gary Stobbe. They discuss how the book helps fill information gaps about traumatic brain injury for their patients and fellow medical professionals.
    To get your copy of Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Survivors and Families, visit biawa.org/understanding-traumatic-brain-injury

    This episode of Brain Injury Today was produced by Goal 17 Foundation and sponsored by the Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Council.

    Resources
    Get in touch with Richard at adler@adlergiersch.com

    For more resources related to traumatic brain injury visit:
    Brain Injury Today Podcast 
    Brain Injury Alliance of Washington 
    The Pooled Alliance Community Trusts 
    Brain Injury Art Show 

    • 38 min
    Reflecting on 2021

    Reflecting on 2021

    2021 has been another challenging year, but there is plenty of good to reflect on as we head into a new year full of new possibilities. In this episode, Deborah chats with BIAWA Board Member and former Board President Allison Mollner about some of their favorite Brain Injury Today episodes and the power of using personal stories to educate and build community. They also discuss their takeaways from this year that they plan to carry forward into 2022, in hopes that you’ll find a kernel of wisdom to incorporate into your life, whether you’re a survivor, caregiver, professional, family member or friend. 

    Tell us what you’d like to hear about on the podcast in 2022 by reaching out on social media or sending an email with the subject line “Brain Injury Today” to info@biawa.org.
    You can reach Deborah at deborahc@biawa.org
    Connect with Allison by emailing allison@goal17media.com

    For more resources related to traumatic brain injury visit:
    Brain Injury Today Podcast 
    Brain Injury Alliance of Washington 
    The Pooled Alliance Community Trusts 
    Brain Injury Art Show 

    This episode of Brain Injury Today was produced by Goal 17 Foundation and sponsored by the Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Council.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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I loved it. Everyone will learn and take away something from listening to this show!

I listened to this podcast, Brain Injury Today last night. Deborah Crawley is the host, and, on this show, she invited Sims Weymueller

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Informative & Inspirational

This podcast helps shed light on brain injuries both traumatic and acquired. My family has been affected by both so hear from industry leaders and stories of moving from surging to thriving has been informative and inspirational. Thank you for breaking the silence.

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