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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 - Bags for Brain Injury06-Jun-2015

Save the date for the BIAV’s First Annual Cornhole Tournament, "Bags for Brain Injury". The event is scheduled for June 6, 2015 at the Richmond Volleyball Club. There will be food, beverage.. Read More...

BIAV Conference A Great Success!26-Mar-2015

On Saturday, March 21, BIAV hosted our 14th annual conference at the Westin Hotel in Richmond, VA. About 200 caregivers, people with brain injury and professionals gathered for a day of education,.. Read More...

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month05-Mar-2015

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and the theme for this year’s national public awareness campaign is Not Alone. Our goal is to let people know that research, treatment and support spee.. Read More...

Legislative Update03-Mar-2015

The General Assembly has responded to the needs of the brain injury community and expanded funding and access to services! The House and Senate both passed a budget that will be sent to the Gover.. Read More...

BI Awareness Day A Success!10-Feb-2015

On February 4, 2015, more than 100 advocates descended on the Virginia General Assembly building for our 12th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day. Before the event, packets were prepared for every legi.. Read More...

Share Your Caregiving Experience16-Dec-2014

The Department of Gerontology at Virginia Commonwealth University in partnership with Gerontecture, LLC, the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health, and Lift Caregiving, is condu.. Read More...

TBI Act Signed Into Law08-Dec-2014

On November 26, President Obama signed into law the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2014 (S. 2539). The TBI Act reauthorizes existing TBI programs within the U.S. Department of Healt.. 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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