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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
    Sep 4

    Call for Presenters – Annual Conference

    We are searching for our next set of inspiring presenters for our 2019 Annual Conference! If you or someone you know has research, programs, or a story to tell to the brain injury community, we encourage you to apply online. Details are available here:     

  • Sep 17

    Annual Caregiver Forum November 3, 2018.

    Registration is open for our 2018 Annual Caregiver Forum.  Join us on November 3, 2018 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Charlottesville VA. Register today! A limited number of scholarships for travel expenses or overnight accommodations are available. Please complete your registration and choose the appropriate scholarship you are interested in and we will follow… Read more »

  • Oct 1

    Caregiving Following Traumatic Brain Injury

    Read our most recent blog post “ Caregiving Following Traumatic Brain Injury ” written by Brynn Morales.  Brynn Morales is a junior honors student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University. She is a research assistant in the Clinical Research in Neurogenic Communications Disorders lab. Her interest in studying traumatic brain… Read more »

  • Nov 7

    Upcoming Webinar

    Special Needs Trust, Long Term Planning for Caregivers & Families   Presented by Jeff Hammer, Northwestern Mutual November 7, 2018 at Noon.    What? Join us and our guest speaker to learn how you can plan and save for your love one with a disability and your family. The objectives of this webinar are to learn… Read more »

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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