Many people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) are socially isolated due to low income, lack of family and social support, cognitive barriers and few opportunities for social interaction with those who understand their unique needs.
Practical tools are needed for support. This program invests in technology, group training and remote support to allow clients to access to BIAWE’s on-line services such as our You Are Not Alone peer support group, Young Adult peer support group and weekly Coffee Chats.
Group training is regularly scheduled to learn the basics of technology. This includes setting up email accounts, Facebook and other social media accounts, setting up Zoom accounts to use for BIAWE’s on-line programs and other areas of computer and social media safety.
Clients/members of BIAWE may receive equipment to allow them to participate in on-line programs, receive emails and check for updates on Facebook and Twitter.
BIAWE will encourage the use of home assistant technology (Google Home, Alexa, etc.) to help overcome barriers created by ABI, particularly as it relates to memory and assist in learning how to use them.
There is an application process for this program to assess for qualification. Complete the “Request for Service” form here first and the client services coordinator will contact you.