Welcome to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri
News and Announcements
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
Brain Injury Fact of the Day
Brain injury among 15 to 24 year olds in Missouri has increased in recent years from 3,600 to 4,100 teenagers requiring emergency medical attention for a brain injury. For adults ages 25 to 44, the number of brain injuries receiving emergency care has remained about 3,200 in recent years. Individuals in these age groups are our future farmers.
Traumatic Brain Injury Needs Assessment Survey
The state of Missouri needs your help and input to develop a Missouri Five Year Plan to improve services and support for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and their families. Your participation and feedback is very important and greatly appreciated!
Please complete the survey that is most relevant to you – as a Professional or Survivor. Please then share the below links with professionals, survivors of brain injury, and family members you work with or know personally. Thank you for your time in completing this important survey.
Survey for professionals: http://j.mp/2iai5sn
Survey for TBI survivors and their families: http://j.mp/2iapLL8
BIA-MO Survivor and Family Regional Seminars
Same Sessions - Three Locations
8:15 AM - 3:30 PM
March 25, 2017
First Baptist Church of Blue Springs
4500 Little Blue Parkway
Independence, MO 64057
April 1, 2017
Catherine McAuley Conference Center
Mercy Medical Center
1235 E. Cherokee, Springfield,, MO 65804
October 7, 2017
Marriot St. Louis West
660 Maryville Centre Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63141
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Survivor and Family Regional Seminars provide helpful information, practical suggestions and support for life with brain injury. Regional Seminars are held in Southwest and Western Missouri in the Spring each year and in Eastern Missouri during October each year.
Register Online Now
Contact Us for more information
Membership – Voice of Brain Injury in Missouri
March is Membership Month
Your Membership in the Brain Injury Association of Missouri matters. It ensures that survivors of brain injury and their families have access to services, receive support and education to face new challenges, and celebrate accomplishments in their lives. Click here
for more information about Membership.
BIA-MO Social Recreation Event Coming Up Next
Saturday, April 8, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2265 Schuetz Road
Saint Louis Missouri 63146
Call (314)-426-4024 or email Pauline Zheng at Pauline@biamo.org for more information
Camp Registration is Now Open!
The BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp is the only camp in Missouri for survivors of brain injury. Camp dates are June 18,2017 - June 23, 2017 at Sunnyhill Adventures Camp in Dittmer, Missouri. Survivors - Join us for a week of fun and adventure. Caretakers - Take a week off with respite and relaxation.
Click here for more information.
BIA-MO Service Providers Networking Coffees
Locating resources for consumers and clients is often a challenge. Participating in the BIA-MO Networking Coffee will
help increase or refresh your awareness of resources for survivors of brain injury (traumatic or acquired).
BIA-MO Networking Coffees are for professionals in the field of direct services, on a full-time, or periodic basis, in the areas of:
- Community Support
- Mental Health
- Assistive Technology
- Adaptive Equipment
- Trauma Services
- Discharge Planning
SPRINGFIELD, MO – Thursday, May 18, 2017
When: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Where: Preferred Family Healthcare (Formally, Alternative Opportunities) 2626 W. College Road, Springfield, Missouri 65802-4637
Learn more about the Service Provider Networking Coffee - Southwest!
RSVP by Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Email BIA-MO Program Associate, Pauline Zheng (Pauline@biamo.org) to RSVP, for more information, or to be added to the mailing list for future BIA-MO Networking Coffees and events.
YOU can provide help and hope for individuals and families adjusting to life with brain injury.
You probably know a survivor of brain injury. You might be a survivor or have a loved one with brain injury. Perhaps you have a friend or colleague who is impacted by brain injury. You know the emotional roller-coaster survivors and families experience in these days, weeks, months and year that follow the injury.
Please be help and hope for survivors and their families, colleagues and friends or anyone you know that has been impacted by brain injury. A donation helps all of those listed above and more, to receive information and answers.
Brain Injury Association of Missouri Board Meetings
Members of the Brain Injury Association of the Missouri are welcome to attend Board Meetings as a guest. The meeting dates for 2017 are:
All meetings are held at University Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212 in the Main Street Conference Room on the 1st Floor. The Executive Committee meets at 9:15 am followed by the Board of Directors meeting at 10:30 am.