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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Thank You for Phoning a Friend

Thank you for Phoning a Friend! February 1 was BIAV’s Phone a Friend at the General Assembly day! On this day, we asked advocates, survivors, and all those in the brain injury community to reach out to legislators in the Virginia General Assembly to ask them to support brain injury funding. Read more about our…

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Brain Injury and Housing

Brain injury is known as an invisible disability, and it can have effects on every aspect of a person’s life, including safe and stable housing. Housing is one of the primary social determinants of health, and having affordable, accessible, and appropriate housing can be life-saving. Learn more in our February blog post: https://www.biav.net/events/february2022blog/

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Virginia Regional Public Hearings

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m. There will be four separate virtual hearings with legislators from each region participating as follows: Northern Virginia Western Virginia Hampton Roads Central Virginia (Richmond) The purpose of the hearings is to receive comments on the Governor’s 2022-2024 biennial state budget. Those persons wishing to speak may register to…

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BIAV’s New Podcast, Brain Talk, Highlights the Resilience of Our Community

In each episode of BIAV’s new podcast, Brain Talk, we explore a different facet of our vibrant brain injury community, whether it’s family relationships, service animals, working in the field, nutrition, art, music, social connections, and everything in between. Episode 1 – Don’t Just Walk it Off Featuring Rylie Power, an Occupational Therapist working in the brain…

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Waiver Rate Models Public Comment

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), in collaboration with the Department of Medical Assistance Services, is in the process of reviewing payment rates for services delivered through the DD Waivers as well as Personal Assistance, Respite, Nursing, and Service Facilitation services across programs. The Burns & Associates division of Health Management…

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Gov. Signs Bill Expanding Brain Injury Services to Students & Families

Press release

Governor Signs Momentous Legislation Expanding Services to Students with Brain Injuries Today, Governor Northam signed House Bill 2182, sponsored by Delegate Tony Wilt, into law. This momentous legislation will expand the Virginia Department of Education’s (DOE’s) definition of traumatic brain injury to include an acquired injury to the brain caused by a medical condition. DOE’s…

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