Jul 11

Humorist Cathy Crimmins has written a deeply personal, wrenching, and often hilarious account of the effects of traumatic brain injury, not only on the victim, in this case her husband, but on the family.

When her husband Alan is injured in a speedboat accident, Cathy Crimmins reluctantly assumes the role of caregiver and learns to cope with the person he has become. No longer the man who loved obscure Japanese cinema and wry humor, Crimmins’ husband has emer… More >>

Where is the Mango Princess? A Journey Back from Brain Injury

Jul 02

Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993, two months after their marriage, when their Ford Escort was hit from behind by a fast-moving truck. A massive head injury left Krickitt in a coma for weeks. When she finally emerged from the coma, she recognized her parents and everyone else-but she didn’t know Kim. She had no idea who he was. The “Krickitt” Kim had married essentially died in the accident. The Vow is… More >>

The Vow: The Kim and Krickitt Carpenter Story

Jun 15

Locked inside a brain-injured head looking out at a challenging world is the premise of this extraordinary autobiography. Over My Head is an inspiring story of how one woman comes to terms with the loss of her identity and the courageous steps (and hilarious missteps) she takes while learning to rebuild her life. The author, a 45-year-old doctor and clinical professor of medicine, describes the aftermath of a brain injury eleven years ago which stripped her of her b… More >>

Over My Head: A Doctor’s Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out

May 26

This program reports on creative technologies that are being used to help people with autism, traumatic brain injuries, and learning and speech disabilities. Temple Grandin, the autistic woman with a Ph.D. in animal science, explains her “squeeze machine” which uses deep pressure therapy to help ease the hyperacute sensory dysfunction that often accompanies autism. Renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks shares his views on how people with autism can find meaning in their… More >>

Breaking the Silence Barrier – Technologies to Help Autism, Traumatic Brain Injuries and Learning and Speech Disabilities

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