Through our programs, NOSBIS provides much needed emotional, social, cognitive and physical support for people living with acquired brain injury and their families/caregivers.  We do this through individualized support, support and training in social development and self-care skills, as well as through community education and leisure interaction.

Our Life Skills Program is designed to rehabilitate survivors of brain injury to the maximum extent their injury will permit.  We have developed specific programs targeted towards both individual and group needs.

These programs may include courses such as:

  • Hygiene Basics
  • Shopping basics
  • Cooking basics
  • Woodworking basics
  • Music therapy
  • Literary skills
  • Art therapy and relaxation
  • Digital photography
  • The Volunteer Program
  • Mosaic basics

The NOSBIS Recreation Program presents fun-filled recreational activities for brain injury survivors.  These activities are thoroughly enjoyed by all members.  Karaoke, boating, barbeques, Crazy Creek hot pools,  Three Valley Gap outings, ongoing bowling sessions, and Christmas and Halloween parties are just a few of the activities included in this program.

The Recreation Program is a vital component of our client service, as initiative and motivation are major hurdles for brain injury survivors.  This program gives survivors a chance to socialize and learn from other survivors through peer support in a fun-filled atmosphere.

The NOSBIS Community Support Program has been running for over twenty three years.  This program differs from any of our other programs.  It assists a large group of survivors who cannot learn the skills necessary for independent living or who are unable to perform certain functions of daily living, whether it be due to mobility issues, physical restrictions, severe mental disabilities, or any other cause that restricts the ABI survivor’s ability to perform specific or multiple daily routines.

This program is community-based, and assists the survivors inside and outside of their homes.  It supports the survivors who cannot re-learn former skills or who need to learn new skills.

Our Case Management Program, initiated by our Case Manager, doesn’t involve only the initial intake and assessing of priority levels of support required, but it also ensures follow-through, family support, appropriate referrals, implementing various strategies for coping skills, advocacy, assistance with funding for mobility aids (scooters and leg braces etc.), home and community support, housing solutions, and the over-all health, welfare, safety and security of the individual.

Individual Service Plans (ISPs) are implemented for each individual during the initial intake.  Each service plan is completely individualized and is based on “Reachable Goals” and “Priority Goals.”  For over twenty-three years, the Case Management Program has been one of the most important programs that NOSBIS has offered, and as a direct result of this program, the lives of some of our most vulnerable clients have been saved.