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May 19, 2022 - Ableism and Brain Injury

Ableism impacts individuals with physical disabilities as well as those who are neurodiverse. In this episode, we discuss what ableism is and how it impacts those with disabilities, particularly those in the brain injury community. Sabrina speaks with Seth Barronian, a brain injury survivor with physical disabilities and who is also neurodiverse, and Alan Barronian, his father and caregiver, about their experiences with ableism. Seth discusses how he has experienced ableism both in his personal and professional life, and Alan discusses shares ahis perspective as a caregiver. They also discuss how to help those with invisible disabilities, and how to be an ally and an advocate for those with all disabilities.

For more resources related to traumatic brain injury visit:

Brain Injury Resource Center

Brain Injury Support Groups

Brain Injury Today Podcast

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington

PACTTrusts.org - The Pooled Alliance Community Trusts

Brain Injury Art Show

Invisible Disability Project

Stanford University Guide


Brain Injury Today is the official podcast of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. Hosted by Sabrina Bonaparte, PhD, the show brings listeners inspiring conversations with survivors, researchers, counselors, caretakers and more, in an effort to strengthen connections within the brain injury community.

This episode of Brain Injury Today Podcast was produced and edited by Goal17media.com and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.




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