To Policymakers

The time may come when you want to broaden your advocacy skills to change the policies or laws of local, state, or federal government. You may find the idea of being a policy advocate hard or even scary. Most family caregivers grow more at ease over time as they practice these skills. Laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) were passed due to the advocacy of people like you.

Veterans and military service groups, as well as TBI-related groups, may be interested in advocating for new or revised policies and procedures.

The Brain Injury Resource Center and the Brain Injury Association of America have tool kits, fact sheets, and other materials to help you develop your TBI advocacy skills. There are groups who can help you speak up for the service member or veteran. Veteran’s service organizations and military service organizations can also advocate on your behalf. See for more information.