Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Brain Injury Association of America

  • Thomas R. WodushekEmail author
  • Michael R. Greher
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_602



Membership as of 2016

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) consists of more than 27 divisions and state affiliates across the USA, as well as hundreds of local chapters and support groups. A portion of the individuals involved at these various levels subscribe to the national mailing list which includes the names of approximately 25,000 individuals. Approximately two-thirds of the list members are traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors and their family members, while the remaining represents a wide variety of professional providers and researchers (Ayotte, personal communication, February, 2016).

Major Areas or Mission Statement

“Our mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury. Through advocacy, we bring help, hope and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them” (www.biausa.org)....

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References and Readings

  1. Aarabi, B., Alden, T. D., Chestnut, R. M., Downs J. H., Ecklund, J. M., Eisenberg, H. M., … Walters, B. C. (2001). Management and prognosis of penetrating brain injury – Guidelines. Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 51, S1–S86.Google Scholar
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  3. Brain Injury Association of America. (2005). Academy of certified brain injury specialists (ACBIS). Retrieved from http://www.aacbis.net/index.html.
  4. Brain Injury Association of America. (n.d.). Brain injury association USA home page. Retrieved from http://www.biausa.org.
  5. Brain Trauma Foundation, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care. (2000). Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma, 17, 451–627.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. (n.d.). Defense and veterans brain injury center: Home of defense and veterans head injury program. Retrieved from http://www.dvbic.dcoe.mil.
  7. Gordon, W. A., Oswald, J. M., Vaughn, S. L., Connors, S. H., & Brown, M. (2013). States of the states: Meeting the educational needs of children with traumatic brain injury. Retrieved from www.biausa.org/biaa-position-papers.htm.
  8. Katz, D. I., Ashley, M. J., O’Shanick, G. J., & Connors, S. H. (2006). Cognitive rehabilitation: The evidence, funding, and case for advocacy of brain injury. McLean: Brain Injury Association of America.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Medicine, Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of ColoradoAuroraUSA