How Communication and Advocacy Matter in Brain Injury Recovery
Navigating the world of brain injury recovery can be overwhelming and challenging. Kelly and Michael Lang, co-authors of The Miracle Child: Traumatic Brain Injury and Me, will share their experiences navigating the network of professionals involved in their daughter’s care, and will discuss the importance of effective communication and advocacy. Participants will learn strategies that can be used to refine communication and enhance advocacy.
About Kelly Lang
Kelly Lang, co-author of The Miracle Child: Traumatic Brain Injury and Me is a brain injury survivor and caregiver to her daughter who sustained a traumatic brain injury in 2001. Her advocacy began the day they arrived in the hospital and continues today. Kelly is a member of the Brain Injury Association of America’s Advisory Council and serves on the Virginia Brain Injury Advisory Council. Her advocacy experience includes working with the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems’ Brain Injury Learning Collaborative and serving as a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Leadership Group and the Person-Centered Advisory Group. Kelly has presented at several conferences and webinars including the Administration for Community Living Stakeholder Day, association conferences, universities, and many others. Kelly and her husband created a website https://www.themiraclechild.org/ educating others about brain injury.
About Michael Lang
Michael Lang is a vice president of a national association and has been published in various fields, including safety, transportation, sustainability, and the chemical industry, as well as being a featured speaker and presenter in various professional organizations and conferences. He is the co-author of The Miracle Child: Traumatic Brain Injury and Me, which was on several Amazon’s Best Selling and New Release categories. Michael also serves on the board of a financial institution.
Michael earned his Certified Safety Manager (CSM) designation in 2020 and has retained his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation since 2005. Michael is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP), and a program committee member of the National Safety Council. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland.