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FREE Movie and Talk on Saturday, March 17, 2018!

Free showing of the movie “Concussion” with Will Smith! March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. On Saturday, March 17, 2018, the Pacific Disabilities Center, in conjunction with the State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Neurotrauma Supports, is sponsoring a FREE showing of the movie Concussion starring Will Smith. There’s free popcorn, the chance to answer trivia questions and play PLINKO for fun prizes, and information about concussions, traumatic brain injuries, stroke, and spinal cord injuries. Emergency room nurses Mr. Bryce Yamamoto,

Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland: Champion

If there is one word the Hawaii Deaf community uses to describe Hawaii Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, it is this: Champion. After deciding not to seek re-election, the 2017 session will mark the first time in 26 years that the state legislature will be without the Champion affectionately known as “Susie.” Chun Oakland’s relationship with the Deaf community is a special one. It can be traced back to her time as a student at Lanikila Elementary School, where she befriended

Hawai’i Neurotrauma Registry Project

Funded by the Hawai’i State Department of Health, the Hawai’i Neurotrauma Registry is a confidential, voluntary survey of Hawaii residents who have had a traumatic brain injury (for example, a concussion), a stroke, and/or a spinal cord injury. It does not matter when or where the injury occurred. Very little known about the needs of persons with these injuries after they happen. This valuable information will help identify needed community supports and services, educate service providers, and develop safety and prevention plans