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  • APPROPRIATIONS UPDATE, January 2009

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 26-Jan-2009

    FY09 Appropriations continues to stall due to the Economic Stimulus Package that has been the focus of both the House and the Senate this week. However, because the stopgap funding of the Continuing Resolution, (that extends funding in FY2009 with FY2008 levels) is set to expire on March 6, 2009, Congress must move quickly to pass FY09 Appropriations soon after the stimulus package has cleared.
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  • BIAA RESPONDS TO NEW NIDRR LONG-RANGE PLAN

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 26-Jan-2009

    Last week the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) released a Notice of its Proposed Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years 2010 through 2014. BIAA agrees with analysis conducted by Bobby Silverstein, a principal at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, that the proposed long-range plan is flawed in that it materially departs from previous plans by focusing on one ...
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  • COALITION MEETINGS INCREASE IN ANTICIPATION OF HEALTHCARE REFORM

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 20-Jan-2009

    As advocacy groups anticipate major activity on healthcare reform this year, multiple disability and healthcare coalitions in Washington are hitting the ground running and convening strategy meetings in January. BIAA is a member of many of these coalitions, and recently attended several meetings. On Friday, January 9, BIAA was represented at the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Annual ...
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  • Make Your New Year's Resolution to Learn More About TBI!

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 9-Jan-2009

    It's Easy as 1-2-3: 1. Register for the February 9-10th First Annual Conference, Moving the TBI Agenda: Change, Challenges & Collaboration, sponsored by the California Department of Mental Health and the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board by going to www.regonline.com/TBIConference. Registration deadline is January 30. Special rates for individuals with TBI, caregivers and students; special ...
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  • 9th Annual State of the Art Medical & Rehabilitative Care in Brain Injury: Clinical & Legal Implications Conference

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Jan-2009

    The 9th Annual State of the Art con­ference was held in Napa, Califor­nia on November 21-22, 2008. Over 100 medical and legal professionals were in attendance, and as the direct ser­vice providers to persons with brain injury, they received continuing education units in relation to their fields and disci­plines. The topics covered ranged from pediatric brain injury and the initial resus­citation ...
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  • CALBIA Legislative Report December 2008

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Jan-2009

    Legislative Report December 2008 by Rick Rollens – Consultant for CALBIA The 2009-2010 California Legislative Session began in early December to swear in the new members elect­ed in November, organize the Assembly and Senate and elect it’s leaders, and most important­ly, to try and tackle the mon­strous and ever growing State Budget Deficit. Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) was ...
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  • CALBIA Website Statistics

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Jan-2009

    CALBIA’s website is the #1 website on Google for search terms “California Brain Injury.” The annual number of visitors is over 10,000, with over 1,151 page views. About 70% of the visitors were new to the site and 39% came from search engines, 33% came from refer­ring sites, and 28% were direct traffic. Visitors originated from 15 countries and 37 states. 2009 will bring changes ...
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  • California TBI Council to Host Conference in February

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Jan-2009

    Save the Date In support of Brain Injury Awareness Month in March of 2009, plans are underway for the following annual events: 3rd Annual Greek Dinner & Dance For Thought on March 7th in Long Beach. Tickets are $100 per person and will be available on the website soon or by contacting Paula Daoutis at the CALBIA office at (661) 872-4903. 2nd Annual Statewide Walk For Thought. This year, walks ...
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  • Caregiver Conference DVD’s Available for Sale in January

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Jan-2009

    In 2007, the California Brain Injury Association (CALBIA) presented a series of five identical conferences around the state, designed to provide valuable information to Caregivers. Thanks to the grant received by the Aera Energy Fund Kern Community Foundation, CALBIA was able to produce a series of DVD’s which covers the following topics: Advocacy: Taking Charge & Influencing Change ...
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