The North Dakota Brain Injury Network and Dakota Center for Independent Living are hosting an open house on March 17, 2016 from 2-5pm for Brain Injury Awareness Day. Brain injuries don’t just happen to professional football teams. People are dealing with the oftentimes debilitating aftermath of brain injuries here in North Dakota.
Brain injuries can present a complicated set of health issues that last long after the initial cause of injury. Changes to thinking, behavior, and emotions are often not readily apparent or don’t present themselves until later. As a result, individuals who have suffered a brain injury find themselves attempting to navigate a labyrinth of health and human services ranging from support groups to rehabilitation.
The open house will have several resource booths available with information regarding brain injuries. There will be activities that let people experience what it could be like to have a brain injury. There will also be food and refreshments available.
North Dakota Brain Injury Network is also partnering with Dakota Center for Independent Living in Dickinson to host a Brain Injury Awareness open house on March 8, 2016 from 2-3:30pm.