Self advocates have a human right to health and to have access to health related and leisure activities that promote their well being. In this Institute, we will talk about these rights. We will also be looking at what we can do to help ourselves feel better. Everyone can agree that after we move our bodies and exercise we feel better. We feel more self confident!
We have all heard the latest news on traumatic brain injury and football players and veterans returning from war. But did you know that 1.7 million people sustain a TBI each year in the US alone, with the largest percentage being from falls, violence and traffic crashes. An alarming 21% have no clear origin on causes due to lack of evidence. An estimated 3.17 million Americans – more than 1% of the population – currently live with disabilities resulting from brain injury.