eligibility for membership

Krempels Center provides services to adults (over 18) living with acquired brain injury (ABI) who can benefit from our programming and acclimate to our program model.  

Krempels Center abides by the World Health Organization’s definition of ABI: Damage to the brain, which occurs after birth and is not related to a congenital or degenerative disease.  These impairments may be temporary or permanent and cause partial or functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment.  (Geneva 1996) 

Examples of qualifying                                         Examples of conditions that

brain injury diagnoses:                                         do not meet our criteria:

  Trauma                                                                   Multiple Sclerosis

  Tumor                                                                     Parkinson’s Disease

  Stroke                                                                     Alzheimer’s Disease

  Anoxia/Hypoxia                                                       Dementia

  Illness                                                                     Developmental disorders


  Substance abuse

  Toxic exposure


To be eligible for membership, you must:

  • Have a qualifying brain injury.
  • Provide medical documentation about your brain injury.
  • Be capable of meeting personal needs, including taking medication, or have a personal caregiver or family member to assist.
  • Be able to communicate needs with others through speech, signing, assistive devices or caregiver.
  • Not use alcohol or illegal drugs before or during program hours.
  • Refrain from behaviors that pose a threat to self or others.
  • Agree to and follow Krempels Center and Community Campus rules. 


membership process