SERVICES - TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
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AHRC’s TBI Service, developed in 1992, was the first community-based program of its kind for persons with TBI was built upon the successful model of long-term service delivery to persons with developmental disabilities in New York State.
Since its inception, AHRC’s TBI Services has been consumer driven: services and support provided reflect preferences of the people using the services; are provided to individuals based on their specific needs and not a pre-determined "package" or bundle; aim at overcoming fragmentation and episodic care; and are integrated and coordinated, including both medically-based clinical and non-clinical services. Services and supports offered are not time-limited. Individuals may receive them for as long as necessary.
AHRC’s TBI Services has grown considerably over the years and now serves greater numbers of people in expanded program areas, such as substance abuse treatment and supported employment. The array of services now offered also includes in-home services, as some individuals prefer support in settings that are not “programs,” are individualized and provided in their homes. And a new Medicaid Waiver allows for increased individualized services at home.
In addition to the programs, services and supports specifically developed for individuals who have incurred traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that are listed below, some individuals with TBI are served in AHRC programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. Visit our Services by Type page or Services by Age page to get information on all services offered.
About Traumatic Brain Injury Community Support Services:
TBI-CSS is not your traditional rehabilitation program. At TBI-CSS, rehabilitation services are provided through an array of life-long community-based programs and supports tailored to meet the needs and interests of individuals with acquired brain injuries long after they have been discharged from traditional rehabilitation settings. TBI-CSS is an excellent service option post-discharge from a traditional rehabilitation setting or as a complement to those services.
For more information on Traumatic Brain Injury, please refer to our FAQ page on TBI.
What can AHRC TBI-CSS Provide?
We can offer the following services to you at one of our centers: Structured Day Program (full day community-based rehabilitation)
Service Coordination (Case Management)
Clinical Rehabilitation Services (Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology Services)
In-Home Services and Respite
TBI Sobriety Services
Work Readiness Program
Supported Work Program
Can you participate in TBI-CSS while still receiving traditional outpatient rehabilitation services?
Yes, TBI-CSS can complement traditional rehabilitation services as well as provide a whole range of traditional clinical rehabilitation services, such as Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Psychological Counseling. An individual may also receive traditional clinical rehabilitation services in other settings and still take advantage of the unique community-based services provided by TBI-CSS
What is the AHRC TBI Structured Day Program like?
The Program is a community-based rehabilitation service designed specifically for individuals with TBI. The basic goals of the service are to enhance functional independent living skills, socialization opportunities, community inclusion, and to maintain and enhance gains made in short-term traditional rehabilitation. Rehabilitation goals are worked on in structured therapy groups at the Resource Center as well as in supervised community settings.
What are Sobriety Services?
AHRC's TBI-specific Sobriety Service (an OASAS certified clinic) is aimed at promoting and maintaining a life style free from drug and alcohol abuse. Treatment emphasizes a multi-faceted approach built around the use of an adapted 12-step recovery model adapted for individuals with TBI, and includes psycho-educational groups, facilitation of coping mechanisms and skill-building techniques, money, time and stress management training, along with more traditional alcohol/drug treatment therapy approaches.
These services are provided at AHRC's OASAS Certified clinic site in Manhattan: 83 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038
Who is eligible for TBI-CSS?
Eligibility criteria vary depending on the specific service, but essentially AHRC TBI-CSS serves adults, 18 and over, with acquired brain injury. Children with acquired brain injury may also be eligible for Service coordination, in-home and clinical services.
How do I access AHRC TBI-CSS services?
For information about any AHRC TBI-CSS service, please:
Call: Ana Sostre (718) 832-2309