Council for the Head Injured Community (CHIC)

The mission of the Council for the Head Injured Community [CHIC] is to champion and publicize the advocacy, rights, and needs of people who have survived a brain injury. We encourage any person, whether they are a member of the Alliance or not, to become involved in CHIC. Furthermore, we encourage family members and significant others to be involved with CHIC as CHIC serves to better the lives of all persons with brain injury. CHIC is also known for its events and its sense of empowerment, social bonding, educational value, and ability to assist people with brain injuries in maximizing their quality of life.

Members of CHIC are active in the halls of our state and national capital to ensure that the voices of the brain injury community are heard. The Council advocates for policies that will prevent brain injury and provide services for people with brain injury and their families.

CHIC hosts “Mike-at-the-Mike” each year at events sponsored by the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey and other organizations. Members all take part in planning our signature event and CHIC co-founder and long-time member, Mike Greenwald, leads our panel discussion each year. He fields audience questions about a topic of interest to the brain injury community. Past topics have included: Definition of Friendship; Brain Injury: Something That Is Shared, Not Solved; Transportation and Its Connection to Brain Injury; and, Perspectives of People with Brain Injury in the Workplace. The event is educational and informative for anyone who is impacted by brain injury. To review an example of a Mike-at-the-Mike session, click here.

Unless otherwise specified, meetings occur 9:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month and the location is JFK Hartwyck @ Oak Tree, 2048 Oak Tree Road, Edison New Jersey.

Contact Tom Grady, Director of Advocacy & Public Affairs, to learn more at 732-745-0200 or at tgrady@bianj.org.