Acquired Brain Injury
Director: Jennifer Kodis
Administrative Assistant: Lucy Caruso
Phone Number: 905-521-2100 ext: 40821
Clinical Manager - John Zsofcsin
Clinic Phone Number – 905-521-2100 ext: 74101
Regional Rehabilitation Centre
300 Wellington St. North
Clinical Team: Multi-skilled rehabilitation therapists and advanced rehabilitation therapists, behaviour therapists, psychologists, nurses, physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, nutritionists, therapeutic recreationists, pharmacists, Clinical coordinators, community intervention coordinators and clinical specialists.
Physiatrist: Dr. Flor Muniz
Psychologist: Dr. Diana Velikonja and Dr. Hiten Lad
The Acquired Brain Injury Program (ABIP) serves the needs of adults with acquired brain injuries and their families.
The program is based out of the Regional Rehabilitation Centre, 300 Wellington St North.
Admission to the ABI Program is determined by a comprehensive referral process.
The intake process begins when the medical referral and completed intake package and are received at the ABI Program office. All referrals are reviewed within one week of receipt. To review more program information click the following links: ABI Brochure and Referral Package
ABIP provides services that reflect:
- Innovative client-centered service
- Treatment plans based on individualized functional goals
- Treatment within a rehabilitative setting or within the individual's natural environment whenever possible
- Treatment that includes behavioural, cognitive, communication, medical, physical, psychological, psychosocial and psychiatric components as necessary.
Inpatient Programs include:
Community Re-integration Unit (CRU)
The Community Re-integration Unit assists individuals with acquired brain injury to develop a level of independence sufficient for re-integration into the community. Functional life skills training is provided for 8 individuals with moderate acquired brain injuries.
Centre for Behavioural Rehabilitation (CBR)
The Centre for Behavioural Rehabilitation is a 5-bed unit responding to the needs of individuals with acquired brain injuries who display challenging, socially unacceptable behaviours that prevent their participation in conventional rehabilitation programs.
Slow To Recover Program
The Slow to Recover program accommodates 5 individuals with severe brain injuries. Patients who receive services through the Slow to Recover program meet all or most of the following criteria :
- intermittently or minimally responsive (Ranch Los Amigos level ll-lll)
- significant physical need (SIRUS lll - total care)
- six (6) months or longer post injury
- need for regular nursing intervention
- medically stable
Outpatient Programs Include:
ABI Outpatient Clinic
The Outreach Service is provided to individuals with acquired brain injuries after their discharge from inpatient units. This service is designed to facilitate a smooth transition to the community and is essential to the individual's ability to maintain the gains made while in the hospital. The Outreach Service also serves individuals who have been referred directly from the community who have not had a hospital admission.
Community Crisis Management Team
The ABI Crisis Management Team provides a quick response to ABI survivors and their families who are in severe difficulty or at high risk of danger to themselves or others.
ABI Community Services provides community-based rehabilitation and consultative services for individuals with acquired brain injuries who are 16 years of age and older.
All clients referred to ABI Community Services require third party funding which may include the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, insurance companies, or other collaborative agencies.