Our Mission

IS TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE FOR VERMONTERS AFFECTED BY BRAIN INJURY THROUGH PREVENTION, EDUCATION, ADVOCACY, AND SUPPORT.

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Brain injuries can happen to anyone,
at any time, in any place...
And you can help!

Learn About Living With Brain Injuries

Support Groups

Find a brain injury Survivor Support Group near you, including the current virtual ones! We list monthly meetings in Vermont and nearby New Hampshire.

Survivor Stories

Learn about our members and hear their stories of survival and living with TBI & ABI.


Resource Directory

The Brain Injury Alliance of Vermont created this directory with the intent of providing information and resources that are available within the State of Vermont.

‘Abled and On Air’: Montpelier Journalist Lawrence Seiler

Lawrence Seiler arrives by bus at the Onion River Community Access (ORCA) studios on the hill above downtown Montpelier in plenty of time to tape his 12:30 p.m. TV program, “Abled and On Air.” Today’s guest is Joanne Seigel from the Rose F.  Kennedy Center in the Bronx, which serves people with disabilities. His program focuses on the needs, concerns, and achievements of the differently abled. “When I hear disability, I think about what we are NOT able to do. We need to focus on the abilities of people, not the disabilities. I’ve learned to adapt,” Seiler said. He credits his family with supporting his special needs, which include visual impairment, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy.  “My mother worked as a nurse. She and many of my family who live in Israel do a good job with people with disabilities.”  Seiler was born in the Bronx, and attended a special education school, was eventually mainstreamed, and is proud of earning an associate degree at LaGuardia Community College, and then his first bachelor’s degree in journalism at Lehman College. He credits a professor there, J.J. Gonzalez, with getting him his first break, an internship at the public access BronxNet. “He gave me

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