Registration Now Open for 2022 Making Headway Conference!

Register today for the 2022 Making Headway Conference on October 29th at the Hotel Roanoke! Learn About Our Event Speakers & Session Descriptions Explore the Conference Schedule Scholarship Opportunities The Brain Injury Association of Virginia is able to assist a limited number of people with the cost of our 2022 Making Headway Conference. This assistance…

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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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New Press Release: Actress Anne Heche dies of an Anoxic Brain Injury

RICHMOND, Va. – Aug. 19, 2022 – PRLog — On August 5th, news broke that actress Anne Heche was on life support following a car accident. Just a few days later, Heche’s family shared that she was not expected to live after sustaining a severe brain injury and they had made the difficult decision to take her off life support.…

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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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Registration Open for 2022 Annual Charity Golf Classic!

Registration for the 2022 Annual Charity Golf Classic is now open! Join BIAV at Salisbury Country Club on October 10, 2022 for a day filled with golf, raffle, and supporting BIAV’s mission to provide help, hope, and healing to all affected by brain injury in Virginia! Register now! Prices: 4 Person team: $850 Individual players: $225…

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Upcoming Webinar: Estate Planning for Families of Individuals with a Brain Injury

What are important considerations for future planning when you are caregiver to a loved one with a brain injury? Get answers to this and other important questions from estate planning attorney Keith Miles, Esq. in this Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers Webinar. This presentation will review Factors related to special gifting, trust creation, and beneficiary designation and…

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NEW PRESS RELEASE: BIAV Executive Director Announces Resignation

July 5, 2022 The Brain Injury Association of Virginia, a statewide nonprofit who supports individuals, families, and professionals whose lives have been impacted by brain injury, today announced that Anne McDonnell, Executive Director, has decided to leave BIAV at the end of June 2023. BIAV Board President, Bryan Meadows, said “It is with a mix…

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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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