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Hidden Disabilities Campaign

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"Making the Invisible Visible" Sunflower Lanyard Hidden Disability Campaign

This campaign raises public awareness that many people with an acquired brain injury, ABI/TBI are part of the hidden disabilities community and often have a non-visible impairment.
We believe that the more our society understands this non-visible disability, the more we can help improve lives of people with an ABI.
The Brain Network is a member of the Hidden Disability Sunflower Lanyard organization which has been an integral part of the airline industry since 2016, enabling people with non-visible disabilities (including those with brain injuries i.e. ABI/TBI) to access the support they need.

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This Campaign

introduces the Washington State Transportation Department's services to the hidden disability program, providing ABI survivors with assistance such as a helping hand, accommodations, understanding, or simply more time to board buses, ferries, and trains across the state.   


The Brain Network is also introducing the Sunflower Lanyard to retail businesses, hospitals, schools, and sports venues, starting in WA state and expanding nationally across the US.
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Since the Sunflower was established in the UK in 2016, it has been adopted globally by organizations to support both their colleagues and customers. Awareness of the Sunflower continues to grow across North America. 


The US also has three Sunflower-friendly US cities: 
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Visalia, CA
  • Vacaville, CA
These cities distribute the Sunflower information at the visitor center and select local shops, and it is recognized at hotels, museums, attractions, and parks.


We need your help to build our campaign!


For our ABI /TBI community, please sign up for opportunities to volunteer. We have opportunities available now! Message us at

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