On Friday, March 10, I will be the keynote speaker for the 28th Annual Brain Trauma Conference in Nashville, building on the speaking I did last September for NASHIA. I will talk about HB 1338 and my journey is educating about that Texas law and the need for it. I also will speak about living with brain trauma and how my life changed because of it and since my initial event. I am looking forward to the opportunity to share with individuals who work and use these resources. Nashville sounds wonderful!
Recently, I was invited to speak as part of a corporate Diversity and Inclusion program on my work advocating for Texas HB 1338 and living as a brain trauma survivor. The invitation came from a coworker I met in the cafeteria, her name is Alicia and I want to thank her here for her interest and action in making that possible. The talk was good and honest and brought home that you never know who will be interested or need what they hear. A senior staff person said that much of the education this law brings to peace officers and first responders on recognizing brain trauma, she thinks are good tools for handling individuals who are within the autism spectrum. That made the talk worth the hour I spoke, it gave some help where it is needed. And that’s what we do!