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$223,000 in Virginia State Funding Awarded to BIAV

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Thanks to the advocacy efforts of the Brain Injury Association (BIAV), local BI providers and our friends/supporters within the brain injury community, our collective voices were heard at the State Capitol. BIAV has been awarded an additional $223,000 in state funding to fulfil our commitment to serve all areas within the Commonwealth of Virginia with excellent,…

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Stay Safe This Summer

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It’s officially summer! Whether preparing for days at the pool, vacations, riding bikes around the neighborhood, or staying cool in the AC, staying safe is essential. Heat sensitivity is very normal after a brain injury, but it is incredibly dangerous because it could lead to a heat stroke. Brain injuries can cause your brain not…

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Sheltering Arms Fund Grant Awarded to the Brain Injury Association of Virginia

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The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) has partnered with the Sheltering Arms Institute (SAI), which features a 24-bed brain injury (BI) unit and a stroke rehabilitation unit. Recognizing the long-term care needs of these patients after discharge, BIAV has established a support network for patients and caregivers. As a preferred community partner of SAI,…

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Intermediate Improvement to the Disability Adjudication Process, Including Consideration for Past Work

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The Social Security Administration is finalizing its proposed regulation to revise the period it considers when determining whether an individual’s past work is relevant for making disability determinations and decisions. Read more about this rule here.

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Transition in Leadership at the Brain Injury Association of Virginia

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) announces the departure of the Executive Director, David DeBiasi, effective March 11, 2024. We wish him the best in his future endeavors. After careful consideration and with a focus on BIAV’s values and mission to serve the people of the Commonwealth affected by brain injury, the BIAV Board…

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Public Hearings Notice

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2024(Hearings begin at 10:00 a.m.) The purpose of the hearings is to receive comments on the Governor’s proposed 2024-26 biennial state budget.  All public hearings will be held virtually.  There will be four separate virtual hearings with legislators from each region participating as follows:           Northern Virginia         Western Virginia…

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Updated Targeted Case Management Timeline

Program Development and Timeline DMAS anticipates the implementation of brain injury services TCM occurring in two phases, provider enrollment and referral/authorization. Provider Enrollment began in August 2023 and DMAS anticipates individuals will be able to access and begin services in January 2024. https://vamedicaid.dmas.virginia.gov/bulletin/delay-implementation-brain-injury-services-case-management-service

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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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