Eligibility

Below are the eligibility requirements for programs at Dale Brain Injury Services:

• Be a Canadian Citizen or landed immigrant
• Have a valid Ontario Health Card
• Have an acquired brain injury (ABI) including: traumatic brain injury, infection,
anoxia, aneurysm, tumour, and stroke
• Provide verification of ABI through medical documentation
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Have free will commitment to rehabilitation and/or participation in
DBIS programs
• Have any serious medical issues stabilized under medical supervision

An acquired brain injury (ABI) is damage to the brain, which may be caused:
Traumatically, e.g., from an external force such as a collision, fall, or assault Through a medical problem or disease process which causes damage to the brain, e.g., anoxia, non-progressive tumour, aneurysm, infection, stroke with diffuse cognitive deficits.

An ABI occurs after birth and is not related to:
A congenital disorder or developmental disability, e.g., cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, autism, spina bifida with hydrocephalus A process which progressively damages the brain, e.g., dementing processes, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease.