Support Network Events


Are you interested in brain wellness and what you can do to stay active? Join BIAV for our monthly webinar series and learn about various activities available across the state.

This series has finished, but information about opportunities to get involved are still listed below. Stay tuned for future series!

If you have any questions, please email Amy Smith.

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June 20 at Noon

Learn About Therapeutic Horseback Riding With DreamCatchers

Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center enriches the lives of children, adults, and families through equine-assisted services, offering education, empowerment, healing, and hope.

Founded in 1993, Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides a wide range of equine-assisted services (EAS). Our participants represent a diverse community of people with special needs, at-risk youth, and veterans from Richmond to Hampton, the Middle Peninsula, and the Northern Neck. Dream Catchers’ therapeutic interventions and educational programs help develop healthier, more productive citizens, positively impacting our community today and in the future.

May 14 at Noon

Experience the Benefits of Journaling!

Join Beth Hampton as she discusses how journaling can help you discover your thoughts and emotions, offer a creative outlet, and cope with stress and change. In this intro-level session, learn the basics of this useful tool.


Beth has been certified as a journal instructor for more than eight years and volunteers in this capacity with individuals of all ages and abilities. She also has decades of experience as a director of nonprofits in various fields, such as healthcare, rural communities, media, and the performing arts.

April 16 at Noon

Learn about adaptive recreation activities from Loudoun County Parks, Recreation, and Community Services with Amy Barker, and Roanoke County Therapeutic Recreation Services with Devon Burnette.



Loudoun County Adaptive Recreation allows all individuals to participate in recreational programs to enhance their quality of life while fostering a community of respect, acceptance, and inclusion.



With a presence in the region for over 40 years, Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley empowers people with disabilities to gain the knowledge and skills to develop a quality leisure lifestyle that meets their interests and needs.

March 21 at Noon

Learn about Sportable and its adaptive sports activities with Caitlyn Berry, OTR/L, and Beyond Boundaries and its adaptive outdoor adventures with Shep Roper, Director and co-founder.

Sportable has created opportunities and transformed the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sport since 2005. Central Virginia's premier adaptive sports club, Sportable, provides sporting opportunities to more than 400 athletes each year by offering various competitive and recreational adaptive sports programs. Their athletes are all ages, come from different backgrounds, and have varying abilities. By fostering a fun, inclusive, competitive, and accessible environment, they transform the lives of their athletes and free them to see beyond their disability, enhance their peer relationships, and help them reach their personal finish line.

Beyond Boundaries is a non-profit based in Richmond, Virginia, specializing in guiding participants with disabilities, veterans, underserved youth, and recovery programs on outdoor adventures. The mission of Beyond Boundaries is to offer individuals of all ability levels, no matter their physical, cognitive, or economic situation, the opportunity to experience outdoor activities with the surrounding community. Over the years, they have seen first-hand the incredible benefits of the inclusive atmosphere they provide, and they believe that the more we adventure together, the stronger our community becomes.


February 15 at Noon

Join virtually to learn about LoveYourBrain and their yoga and mindfulness for brain injury with Lauren Fiske, MSc, E-RYT, and Wintergreen Adaptive Sports with David Shreve, Executive Director.

LoveYourBrain is a non-profit organization that improves the quality of life for people affected by traumatic brain injury and raises awareness about the importance of brain health. They envision a world where everyone affected by brain injury can fully access their resilience, connect with a compassionate community, and reach their full potential. Watch this short video about the origins of LoveYourBrain to get a sense of their mission and who they are.

Wintergreen Adaptive Sports (WAS) provides outdoor sports and recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities. They serve people of all ages and with all types of disabilities. WAS offers adaptive instruction in alpine skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, and canoeing.

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January 18 at Noon

Brain Health featuring David DeBiasi.