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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

Bowling for Brain Injury is Just Around the Corner26-Apr-2014

BIAV's inaugural Bowling for Brain Injury event is fast approaching! The event will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. (noon) - 2:00 both Richmond and Alexandria. Alread.. Read More...

Camp Bruce McCoy Needs You!14-Apr-2014

The start of Camp Bruce McCoy is right around the corner and we need your help! Check out the Camp Bruce McCoy Needs list (/_literature_132153/Camp_Supply_Needs) and let us know if you are willing.. Read More...

Counselors and Volunteers Needed for Camp Bruce McCoy10-Apr-2014

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia is excited to host the 31th session of Camp Bruce McCoy in the early summer! It’s happening May 18-24 and May 25-31, 2014. We’re headed back to.. Read More...

Advocacy Update24-Mar-2014

The Virginia General Assembly re-convenes on Monday, March 24. There has been no decision on the budget and the focus of the reconvened session will be on closing the insurance coverage gap. There ar.. Read More...

Show Your Support for Brain Injury Awareness Month05-Mar-2014

Looking for a way to show your support for Brain Injury Awareness Month? Consider creating a team for our inaugural Bowling for Brain Injury event on Saturday, April 26th. You can register to bowl.. Read More...

Policy Update30-Jan-2014

One of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia's volunteers, Michael Sizemore, will be providing policy updates during this year's General Assembly session. Click here to read his first update. (/_li.. Read More...

Become a Partner in Policymaking21-Jan-2014

Become an effective advocate by participating in the Partners in Policymaking (PIP) program by the Virginia Board for People with Disabilties. More than four hundred Virginia PIP alumni, and thousands.. Read More...

BIAA Seeks to Contribute Their Expertise to NFL Settlement23-Dec-2013

On December 18, 2013, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) announced it has filed a motion in the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to participate as amicus curiae (fri.. 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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