Brain injury survivors may experience discrimination in a variety of ways.
Some examples include:
Many brain injury survivors may face discrimination when seeking employment. They may be denied a job or passed over for promotion because of their injury, or may be forced to take a lower-paying position.
Brain injury survivors may also face discrimination in the educational system. They may be denied admission to a school or program or may be excluded from certain classes or activities.
Health care discrimination:
Some brain injury survivors may not receive the same level of care or attention from health care providers as individuals without brain injuries. They may also be denied insurance coverage for treatment or rehabilitation services.
Brain injury survivors may be excluded from social activities or treated differently by their friends and family. The result can be isolation and limited opportunities for social interaction.
Accessible environment discrimination:
hey may face barriers for access to buildings, transportation and other daily living activities due to the lack of accessible infrastructure
It's worth to mention that laws and regulations are in place to protect individuals with disabilities, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, housing, public accommodations, and other areas. Despite the laws, these types of discrimination can still happen, and brain injury survivors may need advocates and legal representation to protect their rights.