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Belton Regional Medical Center

Bridges of Missouri, Inc.

Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC

The Center for Head Injury Services 

The Copeland Law Firm 

Jonathan Dodd, PsyD

E. and L. Funding, LLC

Foam Supplies, Inc. 

Griggs Injury Law, LLC

Law Office of L. Barry Gubin

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital

Newman Bronson & Wallis

Ozark Neuro Rehab Center

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SSM DePaul Health Center

SSM Health Saint Joseph Hospital

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital 

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BIA-MO Newsletter

Welcome to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri

News and Announcements

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Short and long-term effects of brain injury can be blurry vision, poor balance or constant headaches that interfere with your farming operation.  It can also put you at greater risk for another injury or incident such as a fall, being struck by an object or chronic pain. Treatment for symptoms and taking precautions can reduce your risk of secondary injuries.

Of individuals who are hospitalized with traumatic brain injury, 43 percent have a related disability one year after the injury. The injury-related issues may include cognitive function, motor function, sensation and emotions. The individual may experience change in one or more of these issues. Learn more.

Individuals aged 65 and older have the highest rates of traumatic brain injury (TBI) related hospitalization and death. With falls being the number one cause, reducing this risk is essential. Learn more

Poor balance or vision changes are experienced by 40 percent of survivors of brain injury. This effect of the injury often does not appear until several days or weeks following the injury. Reducing the risk of a fall and increasing the ability to walk in a busy environment or on uneven terrain are the first priorities of vestibular treatments. Learn more

Tips to reduce the risk of a secondary injury include: 

  • Remove clutter in and along walkways
  • Install handrails on both sides of stairways and in bathroom
  • Improve light outside and inside of the house, barn or other structure
  • Maintain regular physical activity, if approved by your doctor

Learn more.  

Read Previous Facts of the Day.

For more information, contact the Brain Injury Association of Missouri for support, education, recreation and advocacy at 800-444-6443. 

Sponsored by the Missouri AgrAbility Project

Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Regional Seminars 

The Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Regional Seminars are a professional development opportunity for youth sports team and school personnel to reduce the risk of concussions and improve concussion management protocols. Seminars are held during January and February on an annual basis, in five centralized cities: Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Saint Louis, and Springfield.

The Sports Concussions Regional Seminars are offered free-of-charge, so budgets do not become a factor in keeping youth safe in team sports.

Thank you again to this year’s Presenters, Sponsors, and attendees.

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend in 2019! Email to join the Seminar notification list. 

Sessions from the 2018 Eastern Missouri Concussions Seminar are now available to watch on online!

Click on a title below to begin the video.

BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wildness Camp

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp is a highlight of the year for survivors of brain injury looking for a week of fun, adventure, relaxation and independence. The week of respite is special for family caregivers too.

Camp activities include archery, guided nature walks, zip-lining, arts and crafts, swimming, campfires, karaoke, paddle boating, fishing, Alpine Tower climbing, a dinner dance and more.

Visit the BIA-MO Camp page here!

Download a BIA-MO Camp Registration Packet

BIA-MO Social Recreation Event Coming Up Next

St. Patrick's Day Party!

Saturday, March 17, 4:00 pm
 - 6:00 pm
BIA-MO Office
2265 Schuetz Rd 
Saint Louis, MO 63146

(314)-426-4024 or email Alyssa Weissman at 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:

  •         Rehabilitation
  •         Employment
  •         Community Support
  •         Residential
  •         Mental Health
  •         Assistive Technology
  •         Adaptive Equipment
  •         Trauma Services
  •         Discharge Planning

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Thursday, May 17, 2018
When: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Where: Preferred Family Healthcare (Formally, Alternative Opportunities) 2626 W. College Road, Springfield, Missouri 65802-4637
RSVP by Friday, May 10, 2018

ST. LOUIS, MO - Tuesday, June 5, 2018

When: 8:30 am - 10:00 am 
Where: BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146-3409
RSVP by Thursday, June 1, 2017 

Email BIA-MO Program Associate, Alyssa Weissman ( 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. 

Donate Now. 

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 2018 are:
February 24
April 28
June 09
September 08
December 08

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.

BIA-MO Membership has many benefits. Join today.

Membership is free for survivors of brain injury.    

Learn more about BIA-MO Programs 





Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Inc.

2265 Schuetz Road

Saint Louis Missouri 63146

Toll Free 800-444-6443

Phone 314-426-4024

Fax 314-426-3290