Brain Injury Awareness Day 2023

January 30th is Brain Injury Awareness Day at the General Assembly! We have opportunities for advocates to participate in person or online! Visit our Awareness Day webpage for all the information you need on telling the General Assembly to invest in the brain injury community! Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on…

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BIAV’s Wellness Series is Back!

BIAV’s Wellness Series is back! BIAV’s Support Network was designed for you – Virginia’s brain injury community. Our goal is to provide various opportunities for our community to socialize, focus on wellness and fun, and above all, to connect with and support each other. Over the next few months, we will host a virtual series…

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Advocacy in Action: Free Webinar!

Join Anne McDonnell, Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia for a free webinar about the upcoming Virginia General Assembly Session! Attendees will learn more about the upcoming session, the legislative priorities of brain injury providers across the state of Virginia, and more! This webinar will be recorded and available on our Advocacy webpage right…

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Virginia Behavioral Health Redesign Survey

The Health and Human Recourses Secretariat created five surveys to assess the Virginia Behavioral Health System to provide insight into creating a plan a redesign to provide better care to Virginians.  These surveys are listed below. Please send this out to your leadership and membership.  We welcome all the feedback we can receive. You may…

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New Caregiver Survey

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia is committed to providing support to those caring for an individual with a brain injury. As part of these efforts we are conducting a needs and resource assessment to identify gaps in caregiver services and supports. Please take 2 minutes to complete our survey; your feedback will help direct…

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Why We Love BIAV – National Non-Profit Day 2022

On August 17th, the US celebrates National Non-Profit Day to recognize the impact of charitable organizations. We are proud to be a statewide, primary source of information and personal support for individuals, families, and professionals whose lives have been impacted by brain injury. Nearly 300,000 Virginians are disabled as a result of TBI and stroke.…

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Virginia Budget Supports Brain Injury Community

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Virginia Budget Supports Brain Injury Community 6/21/2022 Richmond, VA – Today, Governor Youngkin signed the 2022-2024 budget. The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) is very excited that this budget will significantly increase access to services for persons with brain injury, especially in rural areas of the state. Community based…

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Back to the Basics

Injuries to our brains can affect every aspect of our lives. From the way we see the world to the way we understand it, there’s a lot of change. Brain injury is sometimes an entirely separate issue to mental health, but brain injury can lead to new mental health symptoms developing, and mental health issues…

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The Best Memories are Made at Camp Bruce McCoy

Emily joined the Camp Bruce McCoy family back in 2017. Now, Emily is preparing to graduate with her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy and will join as a counselor as an OTD! Read more about Emily’s experience and how you can get involved in our new blog post! Read about Emily’s experience as a counselor at…

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Why More Than My Brain Injury Matters

The More Than My Brain Injury campaign provides a platform for educating the public about the incidence of brain injury. It aims to de-stigmatize the injury, highlight the diversity of the brain injury community, and empower those who have survived.

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