The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Survivor and Family Seminar will be held:

Eastern Missouri – Saturday, October 21, 2023

Marriott West St. Louis
660 Maryville Centre Dr
Saint Louis, MO 63141

Please contact BIA-MO at, (800) 444-6443 or (314) 426-4024 for more information and to be added to the Survivor and Family Seminar mailing list.

Sessions 2023

8:15 am – 9:00 am
Brain Injury 101
Pre-seminar session for individuals and families recently impacted by brain injury or years post-injury with unanswered questions.

9:15 am – 10:00 am
Managing Emotions, Actions and Decisions Following Brain Injury
Discuss techniques to identify triggers, manage actions, and think-through options to control outbursts, impulses and decisions.

10:30 am – 11:15 am Breakout Session
Navigating Medicare, Medicaid, SSI and SSDI
Learn differences, eligibility, and application processes for community support benefits.

On the Road Again – Transportation Options

Learn what is needed to drive again. Discuss public, private and ride sharing transportation.

11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Personal Experience of Working with Brain Injury
Survivors of Brain Injury share their experiences of returning to work.

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Awards Luncheon and Annual Meeting

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Breakout Session
Balancing Schedules, Demands and Stress of Life with Brain Injury
Learn ways to manage needs of self and others.

Embracing Your Future
Discuss steps toward adjusting to new abilities and life with brain injury.

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Breakout Session
Let’s Talk
Facilitated discussions to encourage sharing of experiences of life with brain injury. There will be one group for person with brain injury and one for family and friends.

Learn more about these Sponsors

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90TBSG0061-02-00, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.

These materials are based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), United States Department of Agriculture, Under sponsored project number 2022-41590-38128.


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