Welcome to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri
News and Announcements
Give STL Day
May 3, 2016
It’s on! We are gearing up for Give STL Day, the 24-hour community-wide day of giving.
The fundraiser begins May 3 at midnight!
We are all in this together! Give STL Day is a partnership between the St. Louis Community Foundation and nonprofits from across the area.
Please support BIA-MO
Missouri Motorcycle Helmet Law in Jeopardy
The Missouri State Senate will soon discuss repealing the all-rider motorcycle helmet law in Missouri. This is very bad legislation! Motorcycle helmet usage saves lives, prevents brain injuries and saves tax dollars. Please contact your State Senator to request VOTE NO – SB694/851 and HB1464. Learn More
BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp
Join us again at Sunnyhill Adventures Camp this summer for a week of fun!
Who: Survivors of brain injury, ages 18 and older
Where: Sunnyhill Adventures, 6555 Sunlit Way, Dittmer, MO, 63023
When: May 29 – June 3, 2016
Why: Survivors enjoy a week of fun, relaxation and independence, while family members and caregivers receive a week of respite.
How: Cost per survivor is $390 for Missouri Residents and $475 for non-Missouri Residents.
Bowling for Brain Injury
Saturday June 18, 2016
Springfield - Enterprise Park Lanes
1625 South Enterprise Ave
Springfield, MO 65804
St. Louis - St. Charles Lanes
2187 1st Capitol Dr
St Charles, MO 63301
Join this fun event for individuals of all abilities -- bowling alley accessibility, lane adaption,
and bowling assistance devices -- make Bowling for Brain Injury a great fundraiser for all!
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:
- Community Support
- Mental Health
- Assistive Technology
- Adaptive Equipment
- Trauma Services
- Discharge Planning
ST. LOUIS, MO – Tuesday, June 7, 2016
When: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Where: BIA-MO Office – 2265 Schuetz Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146
Learn more about the Service Provider Networking Coffee – St. Louis Area!
RSVP by Friday, June 3, 2016
Email BIA-MO Program Associate, Darlyshia Menzie (DMenzie@biamo.org), to RSVP, for more information, or to be added to mailing list for future BIA-MO Networking Coffees and events.
BIA-MO Social Recreation Event Coming Up Next:
Cinco De Mayo Party
Saturday May 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00Pm
2265 Schuetz Road
Saint Louis Missouri 63146
Parents, athletes and coaches, sign up for the following BIA-MO educational opportunities to learn more about concussion prevention, signs and symptoms and what the next steps are after a concussion occurs.
Concussion Overview for Parents and Athletes- A FREE 15-minute standardized education program that is incorporated into parent and/or athlete meetings. It is also relevant for parent-teacher organizations or athletic association meetings.
Concussion Training for Coaches and School Personnel - Training for youth- sport coaches (paid or volunteer), school nurses, administration and licensed athletic trainers.
Save Your Brain- Age appropriate education is offered for elementary, middle and high school students regarding brain injury as part of a specific class or Ability Day Program.
Request a printable Request for Presentation form or complete the Request for Presentation online.
Forms can be submitted by mail: 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, Missouri 63146 or by fax: 314-426-3290
Videos available online.
For more information click here.
BIA-MO Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers
Watch the Videos NOW!
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) hosted its third annual Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Central Seminar on February 17, 2016 in Columbia, Missouri. This free Seminar offered attendees the opportunity to learn about concussion recognition, management, resources, research, return to learn activities and more.
Brain Injury Association of Missouri
Survivor and Family Seminars
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the St. Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, MO 63303
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Survivor and Family Regional Seminars 2016 provide much needed answers, education, support and comfort.
For more information about the sessions, please click here.
Shop Thru The Heart
YOU CAN Make a Difference
Your back-to-school, everyday and work shopping can benefit the Brain Injury Association of Missouri at no extra cost to you.
School and office supplies, clothes, dorm room essentials and more are all available through retailers such as Walmart, Amazon, Kohl’s, Best Buy, Verizon, Famous Footwear, Finish Line, Office Max and more.
When you make on-line purchases using the Shop Thru the Heart mall, a donation will be made to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO). There is no additional cost to you or BIA-MO.
It is easy to Shop Thru the Heart
Go to www.shopthrutheheart.com
from the top of the screen
from the top of the screen (you can use the BIA-MO general account)
Enter the following information in the I’m a Returning Customer
box (case sensitive):
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make your online purchases with up to 10 percent of your total being donated to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri, at no additional cost to you.
How does Shop Thru the Heart work, this sounds to good to be true?
mall receives a commission based on your purchases. They then make a donation to BIA-MO based on your purchase - when BIA-MO is your selected charity or you sign-in using the BIA-MO general account. There is no additional cost to you, your company, employees, colleagues and friends.
Please Shop Thru the Heart for your on-line purchases for home, school and work.
Membership – Voice of Brain Injury in Missouri
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.
Your Membership in the Brain Injury Association of Missouri matters. It ensures that survivors of brain injury and their families have access to services, receive support and education to face new challenges, and celebrate accomplishments in their lives. Click here for more information about Membership.
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 2016 are:
All meetings are held at University Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212 in the Main Street Conference Room on the 1st Floor. The Executive Committee meets at 9:15 am followed by the Board of Directors meeting at 10:30 am.