If you would like to take part in one of our upcoming meetings, please contact your AHIF Resource Coordinator for more information or e-mail email@example.com.
November 24th - 1:00 p.m. - Virtual Thanksgiving Celebration
December 1st - 1:00 p.m. - UAB OT student-led group
December 3rd - 1:00 p.m. - UAB OT student-led group
December 8th - 1:00 p.m. - I Saw It On The Internet
December 22nd - 1:00 p.m. - Twas the Night Before Christmas (From Scott's Perspective)
For more information on our support groups, please click here!
Please consider supporting AHIF today!
Due to COVID-19, several fundraisers and other revenue sources for AHIF has been affected...but the need for our services has never been stronger. Please consider clicking above to make a gift in support of AHIF. Thank you!
Through our "Help Us Do More With 84" Campaign, generous supporters are helping AHIF by sponsoring one (or more) of the 750-800 traumatic brain injury survivors AHIF serves each year. These supporters have joined our "Brain Trust" by becoming monthly donors, giving $84 each year to sponsor 1 TBI survivor. To learn more, click the green box above.
COVID-19 Statement: After thoughtful consideration and deliberation, AHIF has determined it is in the best interests of the safety of our clients, caregivers, volunteers and staff to keep all support groups on-line through the end of 2020. We look forward to being able to re-assess this situation and hopefully visiting with you in person again in early 2021!
AHIF uses lessons from COVID-19 to restructure its staff and approach to service delivery
COVID-19 has caused all of us to look at how we do things; change the way we think about things; and many of these changes will stay with us long after COVID-19 has passed. AHIF is no exception. We have learned so much about our ability to reach our clients using technology, what our clients and caregivers desire from us, and we have changed our structure to reflect these lessons we have learned. To see our new staff make-up, please click here.
AHIF Partners with universities across the state to provide on-line programs this Fall
With the cancelation of our Bright Ideas TBI Camps due to COVID-19, AHIF has partnered with our university partners to offer an array of on-line sessions this fall. For more information, please click here!
Living Behind the Mask of Traumatic Brain Injury
In a time when we hear so much on the news about MASKS and their impact in protecting against the spread of COVID-19, we at AHIF are reminded of the MASK of traumatic brain injury and how it can hide the individual inside desperate to be understood and to return to the person they were before their injury. Several months ago, AHIF was blessed to have recreational therapy students from the University of South Alabama attend one of our weekly support group meetings in the Mobile area,
where survivors shared their own testimonies about how they sustained their TBI, their struggles toward independence, and the masks they wear each day reflecting the pain, confusion, memory loss, agitation, anger and depression they live with following their TBI. We were also able to turn this into an art activity as each survivor then decorated their own mask, reflecting its meaning in their life.