Know Your Rights and Find the Resources You Need as a Person with Traumatic Brain Injury

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Know Your Rights and Find the Resources You Need as a Person with Traumatic Brain Injury

This program provides advocacy services to individuals with traumatic brain injury through information, referral, outreach, training, selfadvocacy assistance, individual and systemic advocacy.

The PATBI Program (Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain injury)

People with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) should be able to live, work, and access services and supports in a setting that they want and is the least restrictive.

People with TBI should be given the facts so they can make informed choices and be protected from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

The PATBI Program investigates complaints and informs people about the many laws which protect their rights and what to do when those rights are violated.

What is the Protection & Advocacy for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI) Program?

This program provides advocacy services to individuals with traumatic brain injury through information, referral, outreach, training, self-advocacy assistance, individual and systemic advocacy.

The major goal of this program is to assure that individuals with traumatic brain injury receive appropriate services and supports within their own communities.

The PATBI Program also represents people with traumatic brain injuries in:

  • Meetings
  • Negotiation sessions
  • Administrative and other proceedings

Call Disability Rights California when you want:

  • Information on the rights of people with traumatic brain injury
  • Referrals to other agencies that might be able to help you
  • Specific assistance in self-advocacy to individuals with TBI, their friends and family
  • Information on Medi-Cal rights relating to TBI
  • Assistance with TBI-related school issues
  • Assistance with employment discrimination and termination issues
  • Assistance with issues at a facility
  • Assistance with service at a mental health facility
  • Help with payee issues

If you think you are being discriminated against because you have a traumatic brain injury, contact:

Disability Rights California
Toll-Free Statewide
1-800-776-5746 (Voice) or 1-800-719-5798 (TTY)

 

 

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