A BIG Thank You

Thank you to all of the donors who supported BIAOH in the BIG GIVE, sponsored by the Columbus Foundation. Donors generously gave to BIAOH and the Columbus Foundation made a contribution from their pot of $1.3 million dollars proportionate to the donations from our supporters. The combination resulted in a total donation of $3768.08 to BIAOH!

In Memory of Paul Whitaker

BIAOH fondly remembers Paul Whitaker, a longtime member of our family of survivors. As a teenager, Paul found his calling as a volunteer firefighter. He later served in the US Air Force as a firefighter in Germany and Vietnam. He returned home in 1976 and began his career with the Dayton, OH Fire Department.

After sustaining a TBI, Paul followed path that many survivors do - being told that they would never walk, talk, care for themselves again - and proving all who didn't believe in them wrong. With the faithful dedication of his mother, Paul walked, talked, fed himself and moved through the world with a fierce independence.

Paul and his buddies attended many BIAOH conferences. Some say they got together and terrorized people, but we know that Paul brought laughter and life to these events and that is how we will fondly remember him.

Thank you to Paul's sister, Tina, for allowing BIAOH to share Paul's memory.

Survivor and Family Recreation and Education Opportunity!

Check out Art on the Brain at the Wexner Center For The Arts. This program guides individuals living with brain injury or mind trauma, such as TBI, Concussion, Stroke or Cancer Fog, as well as their families, friends and caretakers, as they explore multiple disciplines of art. Art on the Brain runs from September 21-November 16, 2017. This activity is free and registration is required.

Click here for more information regarding this program or how to register click here 

Brain Injury Association of Ohio's Annual Membership Drive is under way. Be a Part of Something Great!

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our current members. If you are not a current member and are interested in BIAOH, please consider renewing your yearly membership or becoming a new member.

Your membership includes these great benefits provided in conjunction with the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA):

  • An electronic copy and email delivery of The Challenge - A BIAA publication
  • Periodic notice of BIAOH programs and events as well as BIAA programs and services
  • Automatic enrollment in BIAA Policy Corner, a grassroots and advocacy service of BIAA

Your membership fees also directly support BIAOH and our local programs including:

  • Our Helpline, staffed by a specialist in brain injury resources assisting anyone who contacts BIAOH with questions about brain injury or requests for assistance.
  • Education and outreach efforts including our yearly conferences, development of informational materials and sharing information about brain injury with the community.
  • Basic infrastructure for our nearly 100% volunteer organization
  • Continuous expansion of our programs, services and outreach focusing on education about and prevention of brain injury, as well as assistance to those impacted by brain injury.

Whether you are an individual, professional, student, survivor, caregiver, family member, or corporation, we have a membership to fit your needs. Click here on "Membership" to get started. We hope you will join us! 

Join us for our 2018 Brain Injury Summit on March 14, 2018

The 2017 Ohio Concussion Summit, "What you don't know can hurt you!" was a resounding success.

Thank you to our partner, The Ohio Health Rehabilitation Hospital, and to our sponsors, Mentis NeuroRehabilitation, Dell's Homemade Ice Cream and Coffee and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Here are some snapshots of the event:





We had so much fun that we're going to do it again! Please mark your calendars for the 2018 Summit that will take place on March 14, 2018. Information will be posed on this website and will be sent to our members as developments occur. Yet another reason to become a member!

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VA Secretary Grants Relief for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries - Click here for the full story

Contact:  Brain Injury Association of Ohio

P.O. Box 21325
Columbus, OH 43221
(800) 444-6443 (Toll-free)
(614) 481-7100 (Local)
(614) 481-7103 (Fax)



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The Brain Injury Association is deeply appreciative of the generosity of the sponsors who help to bring the gifts of Hope, HEALTH and HEALING to the people of OHIO! 

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