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Brain Injury Services Jeopardized under Trump Proposed Budget

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) issued a press release calling attention to the budget cuts proposed by president Trump and their impact on individuals with brain injury.

These cuts will jeopardize the care and support of persons with a brain injury and their families.  It is critical that you contact your congressional representatives and urge them not to cut essential services for victims of brain injury.

The Brain Injury Association of America said:

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) received an advanced copy of President Trump's budget analysis, which seeks to combine the TBI State Grant Program with the Developmental Disabilities Grant and Independent Living Grant Programs into a single grant, albeit with less funding. Further, the budget proposes a $9 million cut to the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) budget, where the TBI Model Systems are housed. 

BIAA will meet with representatives from the Administration on Community Living (ACL), which houses both programs, on Thursday, May 25, to discuss these matters. BIAA will work collaboratively with NASHIA, Friends of NIDILRR, and other TBI Stakeholders to develop and implement appropriate strategies to fight these harmful proposals by the Trump Administration.

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