Brain Injury Association of America
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)....
References and Readings
- 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
- Academy of certified brain injury specialists. (2016). The essential brain injury guide (5th ed.). McLean: Brain Injury Association of America.Google Scholar
- Brain Injury Association of America. (2005). Academy of certified brain injury specialists (ACBIS). Retrieved from http://www.aacbis.net/index.html.
- Brain Injury Association of America. (n.d.). Brain injury association USA home page. Retrieved from http://www.biausa.org.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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