Since 1975, it has been the mission of the Delta
Foundation for Rehabilitation and Research to identify those needs
of people with acquired disability from traumatic brain injury that
are not met by present social, medical and government programs and
to develop and implement strategies for responding to those needs
with the goal of providing the missing elements necessary to better
assure the individual's ability to make the full transition from
coma to community.
Our reach extends to the those
individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injury and are
medically and or categorically indigent.
|Present medical research
has indicated that the brain, when damaged or injured by trauma, can
to some degree repair itself if the environment around the
individual is enriched with normal living opportunities. If the
individual is to return to any degree of normal living, they must
have the fullest opportunity to participate in such activities, thereby
stimulating and exercising the skills and abilities necessary to
return to and/or maintain their functional effectiveness in the
community. The term for this is Cognitive Rehabilitation and it is
Delta's Mission to maximize the occurrence of Cognitive
Rehabilitation however, wherever, and for whomever our resources
permit us to endeavor.
On the national front
... the Delta Foundation has made some
small steps in helping collect and disseminate information on
traumatic brain injury by designing and helping to maintain web
sites for the
Brain Injury Association
of America, the
National Association of Head Injury Administrators, and
more than a dozen other TBI related web sites.
We also work behind the scene in less
public ways. We work in governmental advocacy, in the implementation
of useful technologies for TBI related organizations and, often, we
simply work one-to-one with someone in need of the kind of comfort
that can only come from someone who's "been there".
Traumatic brain injuries may never be
entirely preventable but the agony endured by families, the
confusion in the medical and governmental agencies, and the needless
suffering by those who have sustained a brain injury are all things
about which we CAN do something.
That's why were here.
Help us improve life for persons with
traumatic brain injury! Consider helping to support the
work of the Delta Foundation by clicking on the Donate button below: