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Experiencing a traumatic brain injury—whether mild or severe—can alter a person’s life in many ways. From extreme shifts in mood to having to relearn certain skills, there’s such a wide array of obstacles the victim will have to overcome along their journey. No two injuries are the same, and these unique situations make it difficult to predict exactly what the victim will experience in the aftermath.
What is the Brain Injury Association of Virginia?
Since 1983, the Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) has helped victims of traumatic brain injuries as well as their caregivers deal with and overcome the challenges they’re faced with in the wake of their injury. Their mission is to “advance education, awareness, support, treatment, and research to improve the quality of life of all people affected by brain injury.”
BIAV offers personalized assistance to anyone who’s experienced a traumatic brain injury, so these individuals are able to connect with the appropriate resources and providers.
What does the Brain Injury Association of Virginia do?
From outreach and support to education, advocacy, and public awareness, BIAV offers so much for the community in regard to brain injury. From an educational standpoint, they assist professionals by leading training and workshops in Virginia, as well as conferences and webinars for additional support. BIAV helps individuals and caretakers by hosting support groups, both in-person and online.
The Brain Injury Association of Virginia also offers an overnight camp experience for people with brain injury—Camp Bruce McCoy. Horseback riding, canoeing, and rock climbing are just a few of the fun activities camp-goers will enjoy during their week-long stay!
A Final Note
The work that the Brain Injury Association of Virginia does to help those who’ve experienced a traumatic brain injury is remarkable, and so necessary within our community. Brain injuries can occur suddenly, and we can never be fully prepared for what’s to come. With the help of BIAV and experienced brain injury lawyers, the process can become just a little smoother. If you or a loved one experiences a brain injury, reach out for help as soon as possible.