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Welcome to the Brain Injury Association of Virginia

Something happens – an accident, an illness - and suddenly, a brain injury changes everything. What now? How will you cope with it? Who can you turn to for help? How will you find the resources you need? Brain injury is something most individuals don't think about until it happens to them or their family member. When it does, their lives quickly spin out of control and they need compassionate, informed guidance to navigate the intricate system of care.

Founded in 1983 by families and concerned professionals, the Brain Injury Association of Virginia is the only statewide non-profit organization in Virginia exclusively devoted to serving individuals with brain injury, their families, and those that care for and about them. Over 10,000 people find help from BIAV each year.

BIAV exists to be the primary source of information and personal support for thousands of individuals, families and professionals living in Virginia whose lives have been touched by a life-altering, often devastating injury. We provide support and assistance to all Virginians through:
  • a toll-free assistance line that offers compassionate and knowledgeable help
  • public and professional education to increase knowledge and understanding of brain injury
  • outreach activities to improve access to services and programs and foster new relationships and community coalitions
  • awareness of brain injury to increase the public’s general knowledge, build participation in the cause, and enhance our name recognition
  • advocacy to advance public policies that improves access to care, prevents brain injury, and empowers those we serve to secure their rights and obtain the services they need
Our Mission

BIAV is a chartered state affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America, and together we are... The Voice of Brain Injury through Help, Hope & Healing.

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News & Announcements

2014 Caregiver Forum - Registration Open08-Nov-2014

The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is partnering with BIAV to present the 2014 Caregiver Forum on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The event wil.. Read More...

Urgent Call to Action - State Agency Budget Cuts23-Oct-2014

Late last week, state agency budget cuts were announced. The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) has recommended funding cuts of $426,997 for brain injury services. This .. Read More...

Reminder - Call for Papers Deadline Approaching09-Oct-2014

BIAV will be hosting our annual conference on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Westin Hotel in Richmond and we’re looking for new and innovative topics and opportunities to educate persons in the.. Read More...

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month02-Oct-2014

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Did you know that many women and men who are involved in domestic violence situations receive brain injuries over the course of their relationships? To fi.. Read More...

US Senate Passes the TBI Reauthorization Act of 201423-Sep-2014

BIAA and BIAV are pleased to announce that the United States Senate passed the TBI Reauthorization Act of 2014, S. 2539, on Tuesday, September 16. Thanks to Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) for intro.. Read More...

United Way Annual Giving Campaign10-Sep-2014

Fall is coming and that means it is time for United Way's Annual Giving Campaign! Do you participate? Does your employer match your donation? Have you thought about designating your donation? BIAV ben.. Read More...

Nominations Sought for 2015 Weinstock Award21-Aug-2014

The Weinstock Award was established in 2006 by BIAV in honor of Harry Weinstock, the former Executive Director. Harry demonstrated a passionate dedication to helping individuals experiencing brain inj.. Read More...

Limited DARS Respite Program Funding Available03-Jul-2014

DARS’ Lifespan Respite Voucher Program has a limited amount of funding available to provide reimbursement of up to $400 per family caring for individuals in need of respite services. Note these .. Read More...

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services20-Mar-2010

The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is the lead state agency for persons with brain injury. The Community Based Services Division includes the Brain Injury Services Coordinatio.. Read More...

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