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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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    January 2, 2018

    Diane’s Story

  • Events
    Jan 8

    2018 Making Headway Conference Registration is Open!

    Join us this March 2-3 at the Hilton Short Pump for this years annual conference.  Register Today!


  • Jan 9

    Brain Injury Association of Virginia’s 35th Anniversary Benefit

    Guests are invited to attend the Brain Injury Association of Virginia’s 35th Anniversary Benefit at the Hilton Hotel – Short Pump on Friday March 2nd at 5 p.m. to celebrate the leadership of our honorees and to recognize 35 years of services by the Brain Injury Association of Virginia.  Learn more and purchase your tickets… Read more »


  • Jan 17

    Poster Contest Open!

    To help celebrate March as national Brain Injury Awareness Month, BIAV is holding a poster contest for youth! The deadline for submissions is March 14, 2018. Get all of the details here! 


  • Feb 23

    Certified Brain Injury Specialist Review Session and Exam

    The Brain Injury Association of Virginia is offering a Certified Brain Injury Specialist training through a webinar series, a review session and exam administration.  The exam will take place on February 23, 2018.  You must complete the registration process by January 15, 2018.  Contact Lynn Scott at lynn@www.biav.net to get started!   Learn more here.

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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