Believe &
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Blue Heron Support Services Association

Monday to Friday: 8:30 to 5:00

Tel: 780 674 4944

Alberta Brain Injury Initiative

The Alberta Brain Injury Initiative (ABII) helps adults with acquired brain injury to live, work and participate in their communities. Blue Heron Support Services is part of the ABII network of agencies that assists survivors and their families in accessing supports from various programs and community resources across the province. We provide Supported Community Living (SCL) hours to survivors. Our Supports for Community Living service provides flexible supports to a person who has sustained a brain injury. The emphasis is on developing and maintaining daily living skills in order to promote and maximize each individual’s independence. Support and training is designed to reinforce and develop each person’s capacity for living as independently as possible.

With offices in Barrhead, Slave Lake, High Prairie, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie and Grimshaw, Blue Heron Support Services is available to support those with aquired brain injuries across much of northern Alberta.

For more information on eligibility and details of the program, contact:

Kristi McKort

Email:   kristi.mckort@bhssa.ca

Phone:  780-674-4944  ext. 239

THINK OF EVERYTHING YOU
KNOW HOW TO DO TODAY

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NOW, IMAGINE HAVING TO
LEARN IT ALL OVER AGAIN.

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BRAIN INJURIES…
THEY IMPACT MORE THAN YOU
THINK

Cerebellum

  • Fine-tunes and balances physical movements

  • Standing and sitting balance

Brain Stem

  • Controls breathing and heartbeat

  • Gives feedback to face, mouth, throat (speaking and swallowing) and eye muscles on how to move.

Temporal Lobe

  • Language, remembering information, perception

Frontal Lobe

  • Controls emotions and behaviours, social skills and judgement

  • Decision and action planning centre

Occipital Lobe

  • Receive and interpret visual information

Parietal Lobe

  • Gives feedback to arms, trunk, legs on how to move; gets messages about touch,  pain and temperature reading.