Through legislative and state government initiatives, BIAC works to improve the quality of life for people living with brain injuries while supporting initiatives to help prevent brain injuries from occurring. Information about current legislative efforts will be posted as it is available.
BIAC is concerned with issues that remain significant barriers to individuals with disabilities in Connecticut. To this end, we oppose legislation that negatively impacts individuals with disabilities and those who have low income.
Brain injuries are not just a medical issue. A brain injury can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Connecticut continues to lag behind many states in its services for individuals with brain injuries. Individuals with brain injury don’t receive the same services and resources as those with other disabilities. For these reasons, we support legislation that would increase the opportunities for individuals to be able to remain in their own communities, have access to transportation, housing and receive the services they need. In short, people with brain injury are being left behind, kept from returning to work, school, and home.
That’s where you come in. Make your voice heard! Whether it is through your own personal story about brain injury, through your experience in helping people with brain injury, or a passion to make a difference, join BIAC in our efforts.
One way to be heard is to vote. For questions and answers about the election process contact the CT Secretary of the State (SOTS) online or call 860.509.6200. SOTS has also created a ‘Fact Sheet for the Voter who is Temporarily or Permanently Disabled‘.
For tools and assistance in learning how to advocate, view the Connecticut General Assembly Citizens Guide.
For information about communicating with elected officials, please visit Contact Your Legislator.
If you have any questions regarding legislative issues, please contact BIAC at 860-219-0291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.