Exciting things are in the making as the spotlight is on FacingDisablity.com once again, thanks to yesterday’s coverage of our website on ABC 7 News Chicago with Karen Meyer, a long-time reporter on disability issues who has been hearing impaired since birth.
Meyer interviewed founder and president of FacingDisability Thea Flaum and Dr. Elliot Roth, Director of the Brain Injury Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, about their plans to create a new website for people with traumatic brain injuries. This site will be modeled after FacingDisability for families facing spinal cord injuries and will, according to Roth, help to fill a major need for information about TBI.
“It’s estimated that close to 1.7 million people every year sustain some sort of traumatic brain injury,” Roth said.
FacingDisability and RIC are currently working to get a grant for the project, which means development of the new website could begin very soon.
“We’re very excited about working with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago to create a new resource for families,” Flaum said.
Click on the image below to watch the FacingDisability video segment featured on ABC 7 News Chicago:
A new website means new ideas and innovation. What information do you think is important to know about SCI or TBI? Please share your comments below.