Brain Injury Support Group To Host Guest Speaker

OSWEGO, NY – On July 14 at 6 p.m., members of the Oswego Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group will hear a presentation from guest speaker, Carrie E. Garcia.

Garcia has a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland, a Master’s degree from West Virginia University in Speech Pathology and is a teacher of Speech/Hearing.

She has three years of experience at Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center and more than 10 years at Upstate University Hospital, working with people of diverse backgrounds who have experienced a brain injury or other neurological disorder.

She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

Brain injuries can be very unpredictable in their consequences – they can affect who you are, the way you think, act, and feel in a matter of seconds. The Oswego TBI Support Group brings individuals affected by TBIs together to connect with and offer support to one another.

If you live in Oswego County and want to attend, the support group meeting will take place at the ARISE Oswego office located at 9 Fourth Ave.

Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. prior to the presentation.

If you have any questions, contact Shannon Morrell at (315) 342-4088 x245 or Jennifer Torrese at (315) 342-4088 x224 or [email protected]


ARISE is a non-profit Independent Living Center organized and directed by people with disabilities.

The organization has been providing advocacy and services since 1979 and each year ARISE works with approximately 4,000 people of all ages who have all types of disabilities.

ARISE has offices in Onondaga, Oswego, Cayuga, Madison, and Seneca counties and operates ARISE at the Farm, a 77-acre recreational facility in Chittenango and ARISE & Ski at Toggenburg Winter Sports Center in Fabius.