Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region (BIAPR), a registered business name of the Four Counties Brain Injury Association, serving the Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton and Northumberland communities since 1988. BIAPR is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization primarily funded by the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) through the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

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BIAPR started in 1988 as the Peterborough and District Head Injury Association, the first community-based brain injury Association in Peterborough, Victoria County (now Kawartha Lakes), Haliburton and Northumberland. From its origins with support groups in each county for caregivers, the Association has evolved into a dynamic agency that provides a range of supports to a clientele with diverse and complex needs. BIAPR services are designed to form the basis of a comprehensive model of community support service delivery. Community support services offer assistance in planning for living arrangements, support for independent living, referrals to other services and ABI Adult Day Services. BIAPR Community Support Services are led by a Community Support Team that begins with a Case Manager/Intake Coordinator’s assessment of the client’s needs. A Client Service Coordinator (CSC) and a Community Support Worker (CSW) make up the outreach team. Services are provided to support individuals that are able to live independently, or are being supported by family in the community. The CSCs and CSW also assist individuals in institutions with accessing community activities.

BIAPR ABI Adult Day Services deliver a specialized program, designed to meet the varied needs and capabilities of individuals living with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Once an individual with an acquired or traumatic brain injury is assessed and registered in the Day Service, there is an opportunity to try the programs and services according to their needs. Individuals receiving supports in Day Service are then referred to as Members, which continues to be a tradition with the Association.

BIAPR strongly recognizes that the impact of brain injury can be devastating not only to the person with ABI, but to the family members, caregivers, friends and their community. It can affect every aspect of life, often resulting in loss of livelihood, isolation, as well as physical, emotional and behavioural changes. As the awareness of brain injury increases, we are committed to supporting individuals directly and indirectly affected by ABI.

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