It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and long-time CBIRT employee Carolyn Saraceno.
Carolyn began her work with CBIRT as a research participant after she sustained a brain injury. For many years she authored an online column sharing her experiences related to her recovery. Carolyn continued to share her personal journey as a valuable member of the Brain Injury Council of Oregon. The challenges Carolyn faced getting the services she needed after her brain injury were instrumental in documenting the need for Resource Facilitation for survivors of brain injury in Oregon. In honor of Carolyn, we will continue to push for Resource Facilitation legislation for individuals with brain injury and their families.
CBIRT was established at the UO in 2013 as a center whose primary mission is research and training in evidence-based supports for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
A major focus of CBIRT’s work has been in professional development for educators who work with students with TBI. Lack of awareness contributes to many of the challenges of serving students with TBI.
CBIRT is viewed nationally and internationally as a respected source for information, resources, and evidence-based practices on brain injury for researchers, educators, families, and individuals with TBI.
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