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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

Support BIAV on Giving Tuesday02-Dec-2014

You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Well here's a new day in the holiday season to give back. #GivingTuesday is the perfect time for the world to come together and show how powerful h.. Read More...

BIAV Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday24-Nov-2014

The BIAV office will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28. We will reopen on Monday, December 1st. We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving holiday!.. Read More...

Reminder: Nominations Sought for 2015 Weinstock Award20-Nov-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...

TBI Act Reauthorization Passes14-Nov-2014

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the TBI Reauthorization Act of 2014 sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and co-sponsored by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). The next step is for the bill.. Read More...

Thank You to Our Veterans!10-Nov-2014

Tuesday, November 11th is Veterans Day and BIAV celebrates all those veterans who have served our country! Many of our veterans have sustained traumatic brain injuries. Did you know that TBI h.. Read More...

Celebrate Caregivers03-Nov-2014

"If you are a caregiver, never give up hope." - Rosemary Rawlins - author, caregiver, and BIAV supporter November is National Family Caregivers Month ( 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...

United Way Annual Giving Campaign10-Sep-2014

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 benefits from the United Way .. 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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