Acquired Brain Injury
The Kennedy Center Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program serves individuals 18 years of age and older, who have either a traumatic or an acquired brain injury that may be a result from many different causes such as blunt force trauma to the head, stroke or anoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain). We have supported individuals who have injuries as a result of motorcycle/motor vehicle accidents, gunshot wounds, falls, chemical toxicity, severe concussion, and objects hitting the head, just to name a few. The ABI program accepts referrals from funding sources such as DSS ABI Medicaid Waiver, Money Follows the Person/MFP, workers compensation insurance companies, privately funded contracts and self pay.
The mission of The Kennedy Center Acquired Brain Injury Program is to provide individualized support services to brain injury individuals. We assist individuals in achieving their desired outcome of rebuilding their life. The program uses a person-centered, consumer driven planning model which means program staff, along with the individual, develop an individualized plan tailored to meet the needs and desires of the individual.
The ABI staff supports the individual in his/her own home, workplace and in his/her local community through The Kennedy Center Community Integration Services, which includes: Independent Life Skills Training, Companion Support, Prevocational Skills Training, Respite Support Services, and Transitional Living Services. Individuals who are interested in employment services may receive services through The Kennedy Center Employment Program through team collaboration with our ABI staff.