If you or someone you know has an acquired brain injury, you may have found it frustrating to find help. In fact, prior to 1995, appropriate post hospital services for people with acquired brain injuries were practically non-existent. Rehabilitation facilities offered a variety of short term therapies, but what happened next? Options were fragmented and followed the medical model—go here and go there. This left people with brain injuries and their families confused, frustrated and unable to transfer the help received into meaningful experiences. The things most people take for granted—work, friends, independent living and family relationships remained out of reach.
NeuroPsychologic Rehabilitation Services and Living Resources Corporation collaborated in the mid 1990’s to create a model that would take the knowledge and skills acquired through cognitive remediation and seamlessly transfer these skills to a person’s home and community. Not a patchwork of isolated services, but rather a holistic, integrated system designed to afford the best chance of optimal function. The result of their efforts was the creation of the Acquired Brain Injury Services.