Saturday, October 26, 2019
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2265 Schuetz Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63146
Upcoming Support Group Meetings
Additional Upcoming Events
Contact the BIA-MO Office at 314-426-4024 for more information.
- October 26, 2019
Halloween Party 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146
- November 2019
Bowling Party *Time and location TBD*
- December 14, 2019
Holiday Party 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146
BIA-MO Survivor and Family Seminars
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Survivor and Family Regional Seminars provide helpful information, practical suggestions and support for life with brain injury. Each year, regional Seminars are held in Southwest and Western Missouri in Spring and Eastern Missouri in October.
Attendance is free, but registration is required.
2019 Seminar Highlights:
- Brain Injury 101
- Understanding and Coping with Sensory Overwhelm
- What is Neuropsychology?
- Brain Injury and Depression
- Improving Memory and Other Thinking Skills After Brain Injury
- Moving Forward – Developing Your Winning Team
- Let’s Talk – Facilitated Discussions
Contact the Brain Injury Association of Missouri to be added to the mailing list for the 2020 Survivor and Family Seminars.
BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp a fun filled week for the Campers.
This week of recreation, socialization and adventure for persons with brain injury is one of the initial programs of BIA-MO and continues its positive impact today.
The BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp is a week-long organized outdoor experience, held at Sunnyhill Adventures in Dittmer, Missouri for persons with a brain injury.
During Camp, survivors of brain injury of all abilities have the opportunity to try – and overcome – challenges such as ziplining or performing in the Talent Show. They form friendships with fellow survivors and bond through playing games, listening to music, creating art and enjoying the outdoors. Activities like swimming, fishing, target shooting and paddle boating are also fun for Campers!
Just the Facts
- What: BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp
- Who: Survivors of brain injury, ages 18 and older
- Where: Sunnyhill Adventure Camp, 6555 Sunlit Way, Dittmer, MO 63023
- When: 2020 dates coming soon!
- Why: Survivors enjoy a week of fun, relaxation and independence, while family members and caregivers stay home for a week of respite.
- How: The cost for the camp is $390 for Missouri residents and $475 for out-of-state residents. Scholarships are available if needed. A contracted Camp fee of $550 per person is charged to BIA-MO. If you are able to pay closer to this amount, please do so to help scholarships be available for other Campers.
Camp Frequently Asked Questions…
- Transportation: In most cases, Campers provide their own personal transportation to and from Camp. Van transportation is also available from St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, and Columbia for $25 per rider. This service is provided by Sunnyhill and must be requested as part of the Camp application.
- Day Activities – Swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, target shooting, sports and games, zip lining, paddle boating, Alpine Tower and more!
- Evening Activities – Bonfie, Dinner Dance, Talent Show, Pool Party and Bingo
- Personal Care Assistance – Sunnyhill Adventures has staff to provide personal care assistance, as needed, for survivors’ enjoyment of Camp. However, it is not a “Special Medical Needs” Camp as defined by the American Camp Association (ACA) and some Campers with complex medical needs may need to provide their own PCA.
- Sunnyhill Adventure Camp – They are accredited by the American Camping Association and have served individuals with special needs for more than 40 years. Learn more about Sunnyhill Adventures.
- Assistance with Camp Fee – If assistance is needed to cover a Camper’s Fee, check with local resources who may be able to help.
- What to Pack – View the 2019 Suggested Packing List
- Walk-Float-Swim – This At-Camp fundraiser gives Campers the opportunity to log laps around the pool or designated Campground areas, and win prizes while doing so! Family, friends and neighbors may donate a fixed amount for each lap a Camper walks, floats or swims while at Camp. Donations support the Brain Injury Association of Missouri and Camp Scholarships.
Approximately 40 percent of Campers attending the BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp need scholarship assistance with the Camp Fee.
Your donation of $390 or more provides Full Scholarship assistance for a Camper. Your generosity of any amount will support partial scholarships and program support to ensure Campers who want to attend Camp have the opportunity for this week of fun, relaxation and independence.
Make Your Sponsor-A-Camper Donation now!
More information and details are available as well as suggestions on financial resources and assistance with Camp Fees. Contact the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) at 1-800-444-6443 or send us an email by clicking on Contact Us.
The fun begins with putting together your team of up to six bowlers. Then share your story about brain injury on your personalized webpage. The fundraising is easy by sending an email to family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances. Watch the donations come in knowing you are supporting the work of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri.
Bowling is an activity that many people enjoy, while others rarely or never participate in it. However, it is a sport that everybody of any ability can participate.
That is why Bowling for Brain Injury is a mission-focused fundraising event of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri. This event raises awareness about brain injury and provides services for survivors and families, while at the same time you can have fun with your family, friends and colleagues.
Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Regional Seminars
Thank you to all who participated in the BIA-MO Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers educational programs. They were a big success in informing school and sports personnel about concussions.
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers education is a professional development opportunity for youth sports team and school personnel to reduce the risk of concussions and improve concussion management protocols.
2019 Education Content Included:
- Concussion Facts and Fallacies
- Return to Life Activities
- Concussion Continuum – Screening, Identification, Care Management and Prevention
- New Frontiers
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Partnership Sponsor – Western Missouri
Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Program Sponsor – Eastern and Central Missouri
Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Young Athlete Center
Program Sponsor – Western Missouri
HCA Midwest Health
How To Help
Click on the online donation link.
Mail a check to:
Donation Mailing Address
Brain Injury Association of Missouri
2265 Schuetz Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63146-3409