Brain Injury Advocates Seek More Services

An advocacy group for people with acquired brain injuries plans to urge Connecticut lawmakers to add more slots to its community services program.

Julie Peters, executive director of the Brian Injury Alliance of Connecticut, said Monday some individuals face waiting two or two-and-a-half years for services, creating challenges for their families.

This wait time comes a year after the state received federal approval to offer more people the chance to receive services such as case management, day programs, and community living supports. Those services are eligible for federal reimbursement, but only for a limited number of people.

Two legislative committees are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss proposed changes to the state's two programs for people with acquired brain injuries.

Peters is urging lawmaker to also consider adding more slots.

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