SOAR Webinar: Traumatic Brain Injury

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October 23, 2015
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SOAR Webinar: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Thursday, November 12, 2015
3:00pm - 4:30pm (EST)

Please join us for an informational webinar on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the context of representing the SOAR applicant with the Social Security Administration (SSA). In recent years, SOAR practitioners have seen an increase in Veterans with a TBI, a common medical impairment among this population.

This webinar will educate the SOAR practitioner about the presence of TBI among returning service members, as well as individuals who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. Often, the hidden presence of a TBI makes it difficult to engage successfully in services and live/work independently in the community.

You will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of TBI and its’ effects on functioning. Division of Disability Determination Services (DDS) staff will explain how SSA’s Listings of Impairments are used to evaluate TBI and share tips on documenting TBI. Even if your practice does not including service to Veterans, the webinar will give you the knowledge to represent other populations experiencing a Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Anastasia B. Edmonston, MS CRC, Traumatic Brain Injury Trainer, Maryland Behavioral Health Administration, MA
  • E. Caroline Mason, Medical Relations Director, Maryland Disability Determination Services, MD
  • Lynda Payne, PhD, Medical Doctor of Psychiatry, Maryland Disability Determination Services, MD
Intended Audience: SOAR practitioners, SOAR State Leads, SOAR Local Leads, SOAR SSVF practitioners, VA social workers.

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