Lack of support for people with traumatic brain injuries

An estimated 500,000 people in Ontario who have brain injury are unsupported in the community. Many end up on the streets or in prison, or inappropriately placed in nursing homes or psychiatric facilities. Many individuals post-ABI ‘fall through the cracks’ because society does not provide them with the community resources they need – supportive housing, transportation, sustained rehabilitation, therapy and training, etc.

  • Dr. Mark Bayley, MD, FRCPC, physiatrist, medical Director of the Neuro Rehabilitation Program at Toronto Rehab and a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

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