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Making Headway Conference

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia is excited to host our 18th Annual Making Headway Conference on November 23, 2019 at the Founders Inn, Virginia Beach, VA.  This conference is designed for people with a brain injury, their caregivers and family and professionals who work with them.

New this year: Traditionally, our annual conference has taken place in the spring. Moving forward, this event will take place in the fall. Add in a new location featuring a spa opens in a new window and an agenda jam-packed with tech-forward solutions, tips, and demos, this is an event you won't want to miss!  Keep scrolling for more details.

Assistive Technology: A Tool for Success!

Technology is not something to be afraid of!

Whether you are a techy or still figuring out how to use your smartphone, this year's technology-themed conference has something for you.  Attendees will learn how technology can help save time, make care-giving easier, and promote independence. 

Did you know? There are many different types of assistive technology: pencil grips to help you write, medication administration reminder apps, health trackers, GPS locators, wireless home monitors, voice generating devices - and that’s just to name a few.

Things to Know:


Exciting opportunity to connect with other Making Headway Conference attendees before the conference starts!

It is simple, the Brain Injury Association of Virginia has created a "slack" channel for this event, once you have registered we will send you and invitation to joining Slack.  If you choose to join you can chat with other attendees, ask questions and learn about any last minute updates or changes to the event!


VCU General education CEU's will be available for this event.  New Requirement!  VCU has a new requirement to receive CEU's for attending the conference.  You must plan to attend the quick CEU session at the end of the event to get all the details! 

If you would like to register and pay online please visit our event at VCU Continuing Education.

View our CEU Fact Sheet

New Requirement - Participant Learning Assessment to be completed after the event.


Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration - New sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available.



Assistive Technology (AT) Lab - New this year! We are offering an Assistive Technology Lab where you can get a hands-on experience with different types of AT and get your questions answered by experts in the field. Attendees can participate in the lab as a break-out session or visit the lab during breaks.  Lab participation is included in your registration.

Learn more about being an AT Lab Vendor

This project is supported [in part] through state general funds (Contract #16-002A) administered by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS).

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