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NC Medicaid changed the start date for Tailored Plans to October 1, 2023. Until October 1, 2023, you will keep getting services the way you do now. 

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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Brain injuries can happen to anyone; more than five million people in the United States today have had a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A Traumatic Brain Injury is an injury to the brain caused by an outside physical force that causes disability and meets all of the following criteria: 

  • Involves an open or closed head injury. 
  • Results from a single event or many, such as multiple concussions. 
  • Occurs with or without a loss of consciousness at the time of injury. 
  • Results in impairments in one or more areas of the following functions: cognition; language; memory; attention; reasoning; abstract thinking; judgment; problem-solving; sensory, perceptual, and motor abilities; psychosocial behavior; physical functions; information processing; and speech. 
  • Does not include brain injuries that are present at birth or the result of a degenerative disease. 

People with a TBI may need help in performing daily activities like feeding themselves or getting dressed. However, most people do not realize how a brain injury, even from a minor blow to the head, can impact their behavior or ability to function. Brain injury affects five times more people annually than breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, spinal cord injury, and Multiple Sclerosis combined.*

In North Carolina, TBI that occurs after age 22 may meet the criteria of a developmental disability and Trillium can help you find the services you need.  Call us at 1-877-685-2415. You can also contact the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina at the numbers below.

Brain Injury Association of North Carolina Offices

Statewide Family Helpline 800-377-1464 Charlotte area 919-833-9634
Greenville area 252-717-3347 Asheville area 828-337-0208
Raleigh area 919-833-9634 Triad Office 336-713-8582

Online Resources

CDC Estimates of Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Disability 

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