FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4th Annual Crab Feast Fundraiser to Support Brain Injury Programs Dover, Delaware – The Brain Injury Association of Delaware (BIAD) is hosting its highly anticipated annual Crab Feast Fundraiser. The fourth year of this fundraising event represents a new start! The event is all-new this year from the venue to the menu! Date: August 6, 2011 Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM Menu: All you can eat crabs, corn on the cob, chicken tenders, hush puppies, French fries, and non-alcoholic beverages (cash bar will be available) Venue: New Leipsic Fire Hall, 318 Main Street, Dover DE 19901 Cost: $30.00 per person / $7 for kids ages 5 – 12 BIAD has teamed up with the Leipsic Fire Hall Ladies’ Auxiliary to produce this year’s event, which has also been sponsored in part by the Eastern Shore Seafood, Papen Farms, Inc., and Pepsi Co. Come to crack crabs and show your support for brain injury programs. Enjoy live entertainment, D.J., and assorted raffles. Buy tickets online at www.biade.org or call 1-800-411-0505 for more information! Tickets are also available at Pugh’s Service, 728 Leipsic Road, Dover DE. Nationally, Traumatic Brain Injury has reached epidemic proportions, with more than 1.5 million Americans suffering a TBI each year. Brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in Delaware. In Delaware, more than 40% of all TBI-related hospitalizations are caused by falls, and the secondary is motor vehicle accidents. BIAD is the only charity of its kind in the state, and provides services within Delaware and parts of the Maryland. BIAD continues to serve a rapidly growing population of brain injury survivors with social and education programs, and multiple support groups. Funds raised for the Brain Injury Association of Delaware (BIAD), a nonprofit group, are used to further its mission to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education, and advocacy. To learn more about brain injury, visit www.biade.org or call 1-800-411-0505. Contact: Esther J. Curtis Executive Director Brain Injury Association of Delaware (BIAD) P.O. Box 1897 Dover, DE 19903 1-800-411-0505 firstname.lastname@example.org
The number of children with developmental disabilities has increased by 17% in 12 years, driven largely by big jumps in diagnoses for autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, research shows. See article here: http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/story/2011/05/One-in-six-children-have-a-developmental-disability/47467520/1?sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4de3fd953f999616%2C0
(Maryland ranks 31, New Jersey 40, Pennsylvania 15.)
See the full report of an Analysis of Medicaid for Americans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: medicaid.ucp.org/pdf/Case_For_Inclusion_Report_2011.pdf
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