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I Matter!

I'm Empowered!

I can be me. I have choices. I have friends. I have people who want to see me succeed.

I Matter!

I can make a difference if given the right chance. I can be productive if given the right job. I can be happy and lead a full and meaningful life if given the right opportunities.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

In 1993, the Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation establishing the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program in the Department of Health in order that the special needs of survivors of brain injuries and their families could be addressed. “Traumatic Brain Injury” (TBI) is defined as an acquired injury to the brain. Such term does not include brain dysfunction caused by congenital or degenerative disorder, nor birth trauma, but may include brain injuries caused by anoxia due to near drowning. The term “survivor” refers to a person who has sustained and survived a traumatic brain injury. The TBI Program is charged with expanding and revising existing state plans and services for persons with traumatic brain injury. To fund the program the General Assembly increased the fines on four traffic violations and dedicated those funds to the TBI Trust Fund. The grant that is awarded will be funded from the Trust Fund.