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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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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Participants Needed for Virtual Berg Balance Scale Study

Want to help researchers develop objective balance measures using Virtual Reality? The Virtual Berg Balance Scale is a research study using an interactive game to assess the players balance. The purpose of the study is to learn a new way to objectively measure balance. You are being asked to consider this study because you are…

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Vaccine Virginia

Vaccinate Virginia Town Hall, Feb. 10 at 7PM Posted on February 9, 2021 by marianhunter Virginia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall: You Ask. The Experts Answer. Community and medical leaders answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine on Wed., February 10 at 7 p.m. Learn more about the town hall: https://www.wric.com/vaccinate-virginia/. Send your questions prior to the show…

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Project Achieve Using CST to assist women with TBI and/or SCI

Project Achieve

Project Achieve provides specialized services to assist women with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or spinal cord injury (SCI) who are pursuing post-secondary education or training. Project Achieve provides Cognitive Support Technology (CST) through iPads and individualized apps, a peer mentoring program, individualized case management, vocational rehabilitation, and assistance with job placement and maintenance. Eligible applicants…

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JLARC Report on Special Education in Virginia

Child in school

There are more than 3,000 children attending public school in Virginia that are identified as having a brain injury. We know there are more students than that who have sustained a brain injury who may be eligible for Special Education services., and we are concerned about definitions, eligibility and the services students with disabilities receive. …

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Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Response

VDH

Visit the Virginia Department of Health Covid-19 vaccine webpage to learn more about what phase of vaccine administration your locality is in and to learn more about what phase you fall in in receiving the vaccine. NEW! Add your name to a list to be notified when it is your turn to receive the vaccine!

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