We’re in your corner
We take brain injury advocacy seriously. Pate is a steadfast advocate for persons with acquired brain injuries. We work diligently to reform reimbursement policies that limit access to appropriate care.
We promote legislative efforts requiring improved quality of care, and support the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services’ (DARS) efforts to supplement inadequately funded treatment plans with effective use of state funds.
If you or someone you love needs treatment, we can help you use these resources to find care.
Your voice matters!
You can help us improve access to quality brain injury care by:
• Joining organizations
• Learning about brain injury
• Sharing your personal story with lawmakers and the media
• Raising awareness by speaking publicly about brain injury prevention
We actively support the following organizations in their dedicated efforts to improve quality of life and access to care for persons with brain injuries:
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the voice of brain injury. They are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury through advocacy, education and research.
With a nationwide network, BIAA provides help, hope and healing for individuals who live with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them. www.biausa.org.
The Brain Injury Association of America - Texas Division is committed to bringing help, hope, and healing to all Texans impacted by brain injury.
- More than 144,000 Texans sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) every year
- More than 5,700 Texans are permanently disabled every year from a TBI
- An estimated 381,000 Texans (2% of the population) live with a disability caused by a TBI
The Brain Injury Network of Dallas, BIND, is a Texas based non-profit corporation and member of The International Brain Injury Clubhouse Alliance (BICA), www.braininjuryclubhouses.net. Joining 16 operating brain injury clubhouses in the United States, Canada and Australia, BIND is the only member of IBICA located in Texas.
BIND provides supportive services for adult survivors of stroke and brain injury, joining the gap between medical rehabilitation with independent community living. BIND's mission is to provide brain injury survivors the opportunity for lifelong, functional gains across all areas of recovery so each may live the most independent, productive life possible.
Its vision is to continue to build our network of connections and open a Brain Injury Clubhouse in Collin County by the end of 2014. For more information about BIND please visit the website: http:www.thebind.org.
RISE's mission is to assist persons with physical challenges to Recover, Inspire, Succeed and Empower themselves and others by providing inclusive adaptive recreational sports programs. All RISE programs are completely 100% free of charge.
No membership fees. No participation fees. No equipment fee. Reservations are required and can be made online at www.riseadaptivesports.org or by calling (469) 762-5075.
All RISE programs are are 100% supported by volunteers. There are events, activities, clinics and training. Programs include: adaptive skating, boating, camping, golf, group outings, handcycling, indoor soccer, kayaking, power soccer, rugby, swimming, tubing and water skiing.
We can help secure funding for treatment
We help people locate and apply for financial assistance from organizations that fund comprehensive rehabilitation services and vocational rehabilitation activities, including filing appeals if a treatment is denied. We will also help prospective patients explore insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. Just contact us.
Individuals who sustain brain injuries must have timely access to expert trauma care, specialized rehabilitation, lifelong disease management and individualized services and supports in order to live healthy, independent and satisfying lives.