The Brian Injury Association's mission is to promote awareness, understanding and prevention of brain injury through education, advocacy and community support services that lead toward reduced incidence and improved outcomes of children and adults with brain injuries, support research leading to better outcomes that enhance the life of people who sustain a brain injury, and promote prevention of brain injury through public awareness, education and legislation.
The Brian Injury Association has local support groups and chapters, there is a directory of state chapters and the state chapters have list of local support groups, call to find one in your area. They will provide materials and assistance to anyone who wishes to start a gourd in their particular area. BIA publishes a quarterly newsletter, TBI Challenge, that is free to members, They also have brochures and an information packet that is sent to families and persons with brain injuries at no charge when they call the Family Helpline .
BIA has an extensive catalog of educational materials ranging from Family and Survivor Issues, Prevention, Life Care Planning, Legal Issues, Ethical Issues, Videotapes, and Materials available in Spanish. Call or write for further information. They will provide information and referrals via the Family Helpline. The Brian Injury Association host a national conference. Call the Association for further information.
International Brain Injury Association (IBIA)
PO Box 1804
Alexandria, VA 22313-8889 USA
IBIA also has a brochure that explains what the association is, and, they are in the process of collecting information for a reading list. They will provide information and referral to other resources/providers upon request. The International Brain Injury Association hosts an annual conference. Check their web site for details.