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We have moved!  Come visit us in our new location:

1017 Waterman Ave. East Providence, RI 02914
Give us a call at: 401-228-3319 or send us a fax at: 401-228-3371

Wine Women and Song!

 

Date:  Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Place: Quidnessett Country Club
Time:  6pm – 9pm
Donation:  $25.00

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Please join the BIARI for a wonderful evening with your friends while getting a jump on your holiday shopping.  We will have a spectacular selection of vendors showcasing shoes, handbags, jewelry, leather goods accessories, cosmetics and much more.

Click HERE to register for this event!

Would you like to participate as a vendor or sponsor?
Download the Registration Form.
Call the office to pay by phone

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Mail your payment to:  BIARI
1017 Waterman Ave. East Providence, RI 02914

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Use the donate now button on the left of this page.

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For more information or to reserve your place by phone, call: 401-228-3319      

The 2014 Conference Was a Resounding Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen!

A Huge Thank You!

Thank you for our most successful Walk/Run to date

Here are a few photos (visit our Facebook page for more):

 

 

Who we are and what we do

 What is Brain Injury? (PDF)

The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, Inc. was founded in 1983 by families of persons with brain injuries. It grew out of an overwhelming need for appropriate services and support to brain injury survivors. We are a statewide membership organization, providing services to many Rhode Islanders with traumatic brain injury and their families.

This non-profit 501(c) (3) organization has worked to expand services in Rhode Island for the care and rehabilitation of individuals who have sustained brain injuries. Our efforts include increasing the public’s awareness of traumatic brain injury and its consequences, developing support systems, encouraging appropriate rehabilitation and services for survivors of brain injury and disseminating information about brain injury. The Association actively collaborates with state and private entities to educate survivors, family members and professionals on all aspects of brain injury prevention, treatment and support needs. The BIA of RI operates a Brain Injury Resource Center to improve access to information on traumatic brain injury, and to enhance the effectiveness of agencies and service providers who work with survivors of brain injury.

The mission of the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island is to prevent brain injury and to enhance the lives of those affected by brain injury. Our membership includes brain injury survivors, their families and friends, health-care professionals, physicians, providers of brain injury rehabilitation, and other advocates. 

Brain injury facts

  •  1.4 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year; in fact a brain injury occurs every 21 seconds! In RI, a brain injury occurs every hour!
  • At least 8,340 Rhode Islanders suffered some level of brain injury last year. (DOH, 2009)
  • The cost of traumatic brain injury in the U.S. is estimated to be $56.3 billion annually. Hospitalization accounts for $31.7 billion, and fatal brain injuries cost the nation $16.6 billion each year.
  • The risk of TBI is highest among adolescents, young adults and those older than 75.
  • Falls are now the leading cause of brain injury as well as the leading cause of brain injury in the elderly.
    YOUR SUPPORT IS TRULY APPRECIATED!

Support Groups

The Brain Injury Association of RI, Inc currently sponsors several support groups at various locations through out Rhode Island Click here for a full listing of our support groups 

Resource Guides!

RI Brain Injury Resource Guides are now available free of charge to individuals with brain injury, family members, professionals, provider agencies and organizations. Contact the RI Brain Injury Resource Center to request your copy or to make arrangements to obtain a supply for your agency at 401-461-6599 or email us at braininjuryctr@biaofri.org

Free Training Available

The RI Brain Injury Resource Center is now able to provide Free Brain Injury Training for Professional Groups/Provider Agencies and Community Organizations in Rhode Island. In addition, the Rhode Island Disability Law Center and the Brain Injury Association of RI are now offering Advocacy trainings for health care facilities, human service agencies and community organizations. Click here for more information or contact Elizabeth Connallon at Elizabeth@biaofri.org  or 401-461-6599.

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