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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

Save the Date - BIAV Annual Conference10-Mar-2017

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia will host its 16th annual brain injury conference on March 10-11, 2017 at Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa - Short Pump. This one-day event provides professi.. Read More...

Register Now for the 2016 Caregiver Forum05-Nov-2016

The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and the Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) are sponsoring our 6th Annual Caregiver Forum, “Strategies for Self &.. Read More...

Reminder - Join BIAV at the 12th Annual Charity Golf Classic10-Oct-2016

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia 12th Annual Charity Golf Classic will be held on Columbus Day, October 10, 2016, at Salisbury Country Club in Midlothian, Virginia. Participants will have a c.. Read More...

Celebrate National Rehab Week!18-Sep-2016

Join us in celebrating National Rehab Week 2016! The purpose of National Rehabilitation Week is to educate people about the benefits and impact of rehabilitation, emphasize the capabilities of those w.. Read More...

A Simple and Easy Way to Make a Difference08-Sep-2016

Do you participate in the United Way's Annual Giving Campaign? Does your employer match your donation? Have you thought about designating your donation? The process is simple! When you fill out your f.. Read More...

BIAV Annual Conference - Call for Presenters30-Aug-2016

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia is looking for new and innovative topics for our annual conference on March 11, 2017, at the Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa - Short Pump. This educational event.. Read More...

Nominate a Deserving Individual for 2017 Weinstock Award18-Aug-2016

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...

"Introduction to Neuropharmacology and Brain Injury" Webinar Available for Viewing10-Jun-2016

A recording of this webinar, An Introduction to Neuropharmacology and Brain Injury, is now available on our website. The webinar explores the rationale underlying the use of centrally acting medic.. 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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