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Welcome to the Brain Injury Association of Virginia

A Moment Can Mean a Lifetime

The holiday season can be a difficult time for those impacted by brain injury, but I know first-hand how the kindness of others can make all the difference. I have seen how we can collectively be a source for positive change for families all across Virginia. By giving to those in need, your kindness can restore help, hope and healing to folks who could really use some holiday cheer.  

The Power family struggled with the impact of brain injuries on three members: daughter Rylie, who played soccer and had two separate concussions in a six-month time frame; son Austin, who sustained his injury playing volleyball; and mom Jodi, who told us, “One minute, I was enjoying my son’s birthday party at an ice skating rink, the next minute I was landing head first onto the  ice; the next several minutes, if not days, are a blur from what I remember. ”  

These traumatic injuries were overwhelming to the family. Each of them were dealing with symptoms of the injuries…all of which were different.  Their personal lives were affected; their career and school successes were impacted; and everyone was worried about the future.

Now Jodi and her family feel incredibly blessed, as the pieces of their lives continue to fall back into place. “ Through hard work and the support and encouragement from my doctor and the Brain Injury Association of Virginia, I can see not only my recovery, but that of my family and many others who fight to overcome the effects and the stigma of brain injury.”  

Every donation we receive helps someone’s recovery, and it is never taken for granted. Through your support, BIAV made a difference last fiscal year in the lives of over 45, 000 people affected by brain injury in Virginia. Please open your heart to moms and dads, children, grandparents, co-workers, neighbors, and everyone else impacted by brain injury by making a generous donation this holiday season. You can be the difference; you can change a life.
Warmest regards,
Anne McDonnell
Executive Director 

News & Announcements

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Available at BIAV Annual Conference11-Mar-2017

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia will host its 16th annual brain injury conference, Making Headway, on March 11, 2017 at Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa - Short Pump. This event provides p.. Read More...

2016 Caregiver Forum: Self-Care Strategies for Caregivers 06-Dec-2016

The 2016 Caregivers Forum held on November 5th was a great success! Families and caregivers attended from all over the state to get valuable information and rejuvenate. Our outstanding presenters in.. Read More...

Support People with Brain Injury While You Shop!22-Nov-2016

Did you know that when you shop at Amazon, you can help those affected by brain injury? Just go to and select BIAV as your charity. Every time you shop, a portion of your.. Read More...

Reminder - Nominations Sought for 2017 Weinstock Award08-Nov-2016

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...

A Simple and Easy Way to Make a Difference08-Sep-2016

Do you participate in the United Way's Annual Giving Campaign? Does your employer match your donation? Have you thought about designating your donation? The process is simple! When you fill out your f.. 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 Coordin.. Read More...

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