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I have a Brain Injury

For information on brain injury diagnosis, treatment and recovery

I am not alone

Experiencing a brain injury can be a life changing event. Whether from a fall, a car accident, or a sports injury, the effects may affect your day to day life. No two people are the same and no two brain injuries are the same. Connecting with appropriate resources, personalized to your needs, can make all the difference in getting the right help at the right time by the right provider. We understand and we can help.

To learn more read our Basics of Brain Injury Quick Guide .

To read more information about concussions view our Concussion Quick Guide.

To learn more view our Domestic Violence and Brain Injury  Quick Guide.

To learn  more view our  Opioids and Brain Injury Quick Guide.

To read more view our  types of professionals you may see if you have a brain injury Quick Guide.  

If you look at the tabs below, we have provided additional information on a few topics.   If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, please use our resource request form or contact our office to get more information specific to your needs.

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Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery

A brain injury can affect you in many different ways that may impact how you function in your daily routine. Once emergency needs are met, there are a number of treatments and types of professionals to help you in your recovery.  When seeking care after your injury, it is important to ensure the professionals you see have experience working with individuals with brain injury. The type of rehabilitation you need depends on what your issues or challenges are; testing and evaluation done by a brain injury specialist can help you determine what approaches are the best for you.


Below are some resources you may find helpful. For more information, please fill out our Resource Request Form or contact our office.




  • Downloadable Resources
  • Some Basic Information about Brain Injury Download
  • Some Basic Information about Brain Injury (Spanish) Download
  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Download
  • What Type of Professionals Should I See? Download
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Neuropsychological Evaluation Download
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Understanding and Managing Symptoms

A brain injury can cause you to have difficulty with thinking, focusing and remembering.  You can also have issues such as difficulty sleeping, headaches, and vision problems. You may not realize it but symptoms can also include feeling angry, sad, or irritated.  Learning how to recognize, treat, and manage symptoms is part of the recovery process.


Below are some resources you may find helpful. For more information, please fill out our Resource Request Form or contact our office.




  • Downloadable Resources
  • Emotional Problems After TBI Download
  • Cognitive Problems After TBI Download
  • Headaches After TBI Download
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Community Resources and Supports

Community resources and supports are an important part of recovery after leaving the hospital or acute rehabilitation facility or if you are looking for services and supports after a mild injury.  The types of supports and services available can vary depending on where you live and what your needs are.


Below are some resources you may find helpful. For more information, please fill out our Resource Request Form or contact our office.



  • Downloadable Resources
  • Community Transition Guide for Individuals with a Brain Injury Download
  • Virginia Brain Injury Options of Care Download
  • Services for People with Brain Injury in Virginia Download
  • Find a Community Resource

    Find a Community Resource

    You can search our database of local resouces online right here on our site. Just type in your zipcode or address and then click the "Search" button.

  • brain injury Personal Stories
    May 3, 2018

    Jay’s Story

  • Events
    Jul 14

    “The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be”

    When I first heard this quote from Yogi Berra , I thought it was a malapropism, which is an unintentional and often humorous distortion of a word or phrase.  But as the Brain Injury Association of Virginia  board and staff members have been focusing on succession planning, I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot…. Read more »

  • Jul 14

    Want to have fun AND help the Brain Injury Association of Virginia raise money at the same time?

    We’ve got you covered! Sign up to volunteer at  the Richmond Area Bicycle Association’s (RABA’s) annual Heart of Virginia Bike Festival Ride on Saturday, September 15, 2018. You’ll get to interact directly with the cyclists, enjoy refreshments, and directly contribute to a great cause.

  • Aug 14

    Free Webinar! What is an ABLEnow Account?

    Did You Know?  ABLEnow accounts can pay for a variety of qualified disability expenses related to maintaining health, independence and quality of life.  ABLEnow accounts help individuals with disabilities save money to pay for qualified expenses, without being taxed on the earnings – and in most cases, without losing eligibility for certain means-tested benefit programs…. Read more »

  • Aug 15

    Research Study Opportunity

    View this flyer to learn more about this research opportunity.  

Resource Request Form

BIAV has a vast library of information on brain injury, its resulting consequences, and a variety of related topics. To request more information from BIAV, complete our Resource Request Form or contact us at 1-800-444-6443 or 804-355-5748.

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