Dr. Thomas A. Martin
1965 – 2015
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri and the community lost an exceptional clinician, strong advocate and sincere friend with the passing of Dr. Thomas A. Martin on May 7, 2015.
The following words of tribute for Dr. Tom Martin are shared by many:
I join you in total shock and sadness at the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Tom Martin. Tom and I worked together on the Brain Injury Association of Missouri Board of Directors for many years. I cherish the times we spent at the conference. I can’t think of anyone who enjoyed giving away the door prizes as much as he did! He took such pride in the strength of the conference over the years and he had quite a bit to do with that. Through his connections, we were able to entice amazing speakers for the conference. Tom was an outstanding neuropsychologist with a heart for the individual survivor and their family. What a legacy he leaves us. I can hardly bear to think of not talking with him again. My prayers go out to his children and mother as they cope with this loss. And to all of us who also knew him and thought so much of him, we are a community joined in shared sadness.
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Welcome to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri
News and Announcements
Bowling for Brain Injury – A Perfect Score!
Saturday, June 20, 2015
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
St. Louis: Chesterfield Brunswick Zone
176 Four Seasons Shopping Center
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Springfield: Enterprise Park Lanes
1625 South Enterprise Ave
Springfield, MO 65804
If you’ve got a little spare
time and feel like striking
it rich for the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) here’s your chance to roll a perfect game
. It’s time to get your team together and start rolling
in the cash. Bowling for Brain Injury is June 20, 2015.
It’s easy to participate. You and your team can bowl in St. Louis at the Brunswick Zone – Chesterfield, or in Springfield at Enterprise Park Lanes. You can be an absentee or virtual bowler. You might choose to sponsor a bowler or team with a donation. Or perhaps you want to be a corporate sponsor of the event. Any way you frame
it, it’s a perfect score
for individuals living with the challenges of life with brain injury.
Learn more about Bowling for Brain Injury
Register your team now
Become a Sponsor
Download a Printable Flyer
Mail to: BIA-MO, 2265 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146
Fax to: 314-426-3290
BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp
May 31 - June 5
It's Camp Time! The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp will be held May 31 - June 5, 2015.
This year we will be adding adventure activities to the traditional camp fun. To combine tradition and adventure, the BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp will be held at Sunnyhill Adventure Camp in Dittmer, Missouri.
More information and details available here
New adventures include:
rock climbing wall
paddle boat riding
organized nature walks
Registration is required to attend camp.
Print a Registration Form
Mail to: Sunnyhill Adventures, PO Box 246, Dittmer, MO 63023
Networking Coffee for Professionals in Southwest Missouri
Thursday, May 21 from 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Alternative Opportunities, 2626 W College, Springfield, MO 64802-4637
Locating resources for consumers and clients is often a challenge.
Professionals in the fields of direct services in areas of rehabilitation, employment, community support, residential, mental health, assistive technology, adaptive equipment, trauma services, discharge planning, or other assistance for survivors of brain injury are encouraged to attend the BIA-MO Networking Coffee in Southwest Missouri. This care can be on a full-time, partial or periodic basis.
The purpose is networking and education, not marketing or selling.
Please RSVP to Elizabeth LeBrun at ELeBrun@biamo.org
Save the Date
Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO)
11th Annual Statewide Professional Conference
October 15 – 17, 2015
St. Charles Convention Center
St. Charles, Missouri
This Conference is the premier educational opportunity for professionals of various disciplines and all experience levels to gain knowledge about brain injury research, treatment, rehabilitation, living and more.
Specific sessions and speakers will be announced soon. To receive Sponsorship and Registration information send an email to ELeBrun@biamo.org.
Learn more about the BIA-MO Annual Statewide Professional Conference 2014
BIA-MO Survivor and Family Regional Seminar
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Survivor and Family Regional Seminars provide helpful information, practical suggestions and support for life with brain injury.
2015 Program Agenda:
Brain Injury 101
Loving the New Me
Making and Keeping Relationships
Building Therapy Into Your Day
Ask the Specialists Panel
The Elephant in the Room - Intimacy and Sexuality
Guardianship Codes - Proposed Changes
*For session details and seminar locations, click here.
There is no charge but registration is required. Registration is easy!
Print a Registration Flier
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
BIA-MO Social Recreation Event Coming Up Next:
Saturday, June 13
10630 Country View Dr
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
*Bring a snack to share and come join the fun!!!
Membership – Voice of Brain Injury in Missouri
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 2015 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.