Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Founding Member, Nancy J. Koenig, passed away on March 17, 2017.
Traumatic brain injury unexpectedly impacted the Koenig family in 1976. With no family support services available at the time, Nancy dedicated herself to provide services, support, advice and information to individuals and families dealing with brain injury. She was also a staunch advocate for the prevention of brain injuries, which included testifying before the Missouri Legislature to maintain our motorcycle helmet law.
The Koenig Family is including the Brain Injury Association of Missouri in the celebration of Nancy’s life with donations kindly suggested in her name. Your donation in memory of Nancy Koenig can be made online or by check payable to BIA-MO, 2265 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146.
Learn more about Nancy Koenig and view invitation to Memorial Service.
Welcome to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri
News and Announcements
March was Brain Injury Awareness Month
Learn more about Brain Injury Facts of the Day
Read the BIA-MO Spring 2017 Connections Newsletter Now
Bowling for Brain Injury
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 12pm (Noon) to 2pm
Two Locations: St. Louis and Springfield MO
The Brain Injury Association invites you to raise awareness and donations to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education. Your support helps improve the quality of life for people affected by brain injury.
Click here to request more information.
Click here for 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities or Download the Sponsorship Brochure here.
For "Just the Facts" about Bowling for Brain Injury, download here.
Click here for a FAQs page for your teammates to learn more.
THANK YOU for attending the 2017 Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Seminar.
Your initiative to reduce the risks of short- and long- term effects of a concussion for youth by attending this educational training is appreciated.
The sessions at the Central Missouri Seminar were recorded to provide this important education for sports and school personnel who were unable to attend in person. These videos may be great refresher for you too!
The links for the session videos are below. They can also be accessed on the
BIA-MO YouTube channel.
Watch videos here
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
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
Cinco de Mayo!
Friday, May 5, 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 Rusk Rehabilitation Center, 315 Business Loop 70W, Columbia, Missouri, 65203 in the Rusk Training Room. The Executive Committee meets at 9:15 am followed by the Board of Directors meeting at 10:30 am.