The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has announced the launch of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Technical Assistance and Resource Center (TARC), which the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) will administer, along with its partners from the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) and a group of subject matter experts, including people with lived experience of TBI. MINDSOURCE Director Judy Dettmer will play a key technical assistance role in the national project and will leave the Colorado Department of Human Services at the end of December.

The aim of the center is to help states promote access to integrated, coordinated services and supports for people who have sustained a TBI, their families, and caregivers. These services and supports will encourage both community inclusion and the personal independence of people with TBI. In addition to providing program support to ACL and technical assistance to ACL’s TBI State Partnership program grantees, the Center will also develop and compile resources that will be publicly available. 

“I am very proud of, and invested in, the work we have been doing in Colorado,” said Dettmer. “In this new position, I will be able to take all the lessons learned and successes/accomplishments we have achieved in Colorado to other states and hopefully have an even greater impact for individuals with brain injury in the United States.”