At a conference last year, I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa Keller, an industrious TBI survivor who teamed up with Daytimer to produce a remarkable resource for brain injury survivors and their loved ones: the Brain Injury Recovery Kit (BIRK). Recently, she contacted me to let me know about the exciting strides the kit is making.
The BIRK is often referred to as “rehab in a box,” and offers a wealth of information, tools, tips, and strategies for brain injury survivors at all levels and stages of injury. By engaging the BIRK system, family members and survivors can start making progress on multiple levels. Already, the state of New Mexico is offering the BIRK to its TBI population, and talks are underway in Oregon to extend the BIRK to its residents.
From a case manager’s perspective, I couldn’t be more thrilled about the growing popularity of the BIRK–I recommend it to dozens of people a week. There are millions of survivors out there who can’t access services due to financial and geographic constraints. Thanks to the BIRK, these individuals now have a concrete resource that they can order and immediately begin making gains towards greater independence.
For more information about the BIRK, visit www.daytimer.com/birk