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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.

If you look at the tabs below, we have provided specific 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.

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    June 28, 2017

    Kelly’s Story

  • Events
    Sep 21

    You Can Make A Difference

    Fall is coming and that means it is time for United Way’s Annual Giving Campaign! Do you participate? Does your employer match your donation? Have you thought about designating your donation? BIAV benefits from the United Way Campaign and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

  • Oct 9

    Register for BIAV’s Annual Charity Golf Classic

    BIAV’s 13th Annual Charity Golf Classic is being held on Columbus Day, October 9, 2017. We are excited to return to Salisbury Country Club and anticipate another great event.

  • Nov 4

    Attention Caregivers: Need to Re-energize?

    The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and the Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) will be hosting our 6th Annual Caregiver Forum on November 4th.

  • Mar 2

    Save The Date – BIAV Annual Conference: Making Headway

    BIAV’s Annual Conference, Making Headway, will be held on March 2-3, 2018 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump. March 2 will be a preconference workshop geared towards professionals and the annual conference will take place on March 3.

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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