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Welcome to the Brain Injury Association of Virginia

Something happens – an accident, an illness - and suddenly, a brain injury changes everything. What now? How will you cope with it? Who can you turn to for help? How will you find the resources you need? Brain injury is something most individuals don't think about until it happens to them or their family member. When it does, their lives quickly spin out of control and they need compassionate, informed guidance to navigate the intricate system of care.

Founded in 1983 by families and concerned professionals, the Brain Injury Association of Virginia is the only statewide non-profit organization in Virginia exclusively devoted to serving individuals with brain injury, their families, and those that care for and about them. Over 10,000 people find help from BIAV each year.

BIAV exists to be the primary source of information and personal support for thousands of individuals, families and professionals living in Virginia whose lives have been touched by a life-altering, often devastating injury. We provide support and assistance to all Virginians through:
  • a toll-free assistance line that offers compassionate and knowledgeable help
  • public and professional education to increase knowledge and understanding of brain injury
  • outreach activities to improve access to services and programs and foster new relationships and community coalitions
  • awareness of brain injury to increase the public’s general knowledge, build participation in the cause, and enhance our name recognition
  • advocacy to advance public policies that improves access to care, prevents brain injury, and empowers those we serve to secure their rights and obtain the services they need
Our Mission

BIAV is a chartered state affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America, and together we are... The Voice of Brain Injury through Help, Hope & Healing.

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News & Announcements

BIAV Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday24-Nov-2015

The BIAV office will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 30th. We hope everyone has a great holiday!.. Read More...

Thank You to Our Veterans!11-Nov-2015

Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans Day and BIAV celebrates all those veterans who have served our country! Many of our veterans have sustained traumatic brain injuries. Did you know that alm.. Read More...

Celebrate Caregivers04-Nov-2015

November is National Family Caregivers Month (! This is a great time to take a moment to say "Thank You" to all caregivers who contribute so much to the liv.. Read More...

Reminder: Nominations Sought for 2016 Weinstock Award03-Nov-2015

The Weinstock Award was established in 2006 by BIAV in honor of Harry Weinstock, the former Executive Director. Harry demonstrated a passionate dedication to helping individuals experiencing brain inj.. Read More...

11th Annual Charity Golf Classic a Big Success!14-Oct-2015

Spectacular cool, crisp weather made for an outstanding day of golf in our Brain Injury Association of Virginia 11th Annual Charity Golf Classic. Participants played the beautiful Salisbury Count.. Read More...

Work Worth Doing06-Oct-2015

Theodore Roosevelt once said “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” The BIAV Board of Directors is currently recruiting individuals .. Read More...

You Can Make A Difference15-Sep-2015

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 ben.. Read More...

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services20-Mar-2010

The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is the lead state agency for persons with brain injury. The Community Based Services Division includes the Brain Injury Services Coordinatio.. Read More...

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