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The Brain Injury Association of Ohio 




P.O. Box 21325

Columbus, OH 43221


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email us with a question at: help@biaoh.org


BIAOH is a statewide advocacy and education organization incorporated in 1982 to improve services and supports to Ohioans with brain injury and their families, and to promote prevention. In 1985, the IRS granted 501 (c) (3) status to BIAOH, affirming our tax exempt, not-for-profit status.  BIAOH is comprised of survivors, family members, friends and professionals working together to promote better understanding, rehabilitation opportunities and lifelong community supports to assist an individual in living as fully and independently as possible.

Funding comes from membership fees, conferences, private donations, fundraising projects, grants and contracts. Grants account for over ninety percent (90%) of BIAOH's annual budget. The majority of these funds are administered through the Brain Injury Advisory Committee (formerly the Head Injury Advisory Council) and Program within the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, and involve both state and federal match monies.

BIAOH is one of forty-three state brain injury associations affiliated with the Brain Injury Association of America, Inc., based in Alexandria, Va

Current Programs

  • Legislative Education & Information - BIAOH currently offers a training program to approximately 30 individuals with disabilities and their families in central Ohio to identify public policy issues affecting their lives and to gain self advocacy skills and experience. (Funding provided through Arc Ohio through a grant from the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.)

  • Support Groups - linkage to 50 volunteer-administered groups and/or contact people around the state, along with technical assistance to group leaders. Volunteer support group contacts for individuals with brain injury and their families are located in: Akron, Batavia, Berea, Cadiz, Canton, Chillicothe, Cincinnati, Clermont County, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton area, Dennison, Dover, Euclid, Green Springs,Lima, Medina, Millersburg, Newark, Parma, Pataskala, Sylvania, Toledo, Troy, Warren, Warrensville Heights, Warsaw, and Zanesville.

Creating a Better Future Through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.


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