This year Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) Brain Injury Service held an event at Lennox Head Community Centre and have invited families and Carers to join them in an informative discussion on Life after a Brain Injury.
Karen Thompson, Community Rehabilitation Worker/Social Worker from the Brain Injury Service said they are delighted David Roland, a Forensic Psychologist who suffered a stroke six years ago accepted their offer to attend this important day.
“Dr Roland wrote an inspiring book entitled “How I Rescued my Brain” and will talk about his recovery journey and how he came to view his disability as a new beginning,” said Ms Thompson.
“Also joining the event is Professor Harry McConnell, Neuro Psychiatrist, a visionary who devotes his life to improving the quality of life for people with neuro-disability, who will be available to answer any questions from the audience.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity for families and carers of the Brain Injury Service to meet with others who have sustained a brain injury and share stories,” Ms Thompson said.
“Getting involved in celebrations for this United Nations sanctioned day is a chance to challenge myths, improve awareness and take positive action to change inclusion and accessibility for people with disability.”“International Day of People with Disability is a day to celebrate the many contributions people with disability make to our community.