Brain Injury Association of Ohio
855 Grandview Ave., Suite 225
Columbus, OH 43215
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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.
- 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.