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…

Read More

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…

Read More

CDC Releases New Report on Emergency Department Visits for Bicycle-Related TBIs/Concussions

In Monday, May 17th’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlighted a new report that indicates that the rate of emergency departments (ED) visits for bicycle-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and concussions decreased by almost half (49%) among children, but only by 6% among adults between 2009 and…

Read More