BIAOH REMEMBERS BRIAN “BIG DOG” ROBERT CROWLEY

The Brain Injury Association of Ohio joins the family of Brian Crowley in celebrating his life and remembering him fondly. Even when he faced setbacks following his Traumatic Brain Injury caused by a tragic car crash in 1984, he found the determination to travel, ride horses and four-wheelers, and go whitewater rafting. We also remember his mother, Joanne Crowley, President of BIAOH in the 1990s. Her dedication to her family and providing education and advocacy for those with brain injury made BIAOH who we are today. We are deeply grateful for their support of BIAOH in our mission to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.

Extra, Extra! Breaking news about Fundraising!

We recently had a BIAOH member host a Facebook fund drive for her birthday. She set a lofty goal of raising $200.

She raised $1416!!

We can’t say thank you enough to our member and her generous supporters. Try a fund drive for BIAOH and tell us about it!

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS CONFIRMED FOR 2019 TBI SUMMIT

5.0 Hours of continuing education credits have been confirmed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. These credits are available to Licensed Independent Social Workers, Registered Social Worker Assistants, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors and Licensed Professional Counselors.

8.0 Hours of continuing education credits have been confirmed for Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Certified Brain Injury Specialists. These hours include attendance at the Poster Presentations and Lightning Talks. If you are unable to attend this session, CEU hours will be prorated as appropriate.

6.75 Hours of continuing education credits have been confirmed for Speech Language Audiologists and Pathologists.

6.25 Hours of continuing education have been approved for Nurses.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 TBI SUMMIT IS OPEN!

Registration for the 2019 TBI Summit, Navigating Brain Injury is a Journey to Hope, Health and Healing is open. The registration form, as well as information about the speakers and presentations, is available on the 2019 Summit page of this site.

New in 2019! An evening session has been added to our Summit. We will host a session of lightning talks and poster presentations by the students and members of faculty of The Ohio State University Chronic Brain Injury Program. Topics will include immune system responses, sleep disruption, addiction issues, PTSD complications, adolescent athlete recovery, regenerating axons, detecting concussion in young athletes, complex concussions in children, selective vulnerability, and physical activity after concussion. This session is included in your full day registration or available separately for $25.

Don’t wait! Space is limited and you are can take advantage of our 2018 rates through February 15. Registration is only $75 and Registration with CEUs or a Certificate of Attendance is only $125.

Members enjoy more discounts! If you are a Member of BIAOH, you will receive an email with information about how to take advantage of additional discounts as a thank you for your continued support of BIAOH.

Not a Member? Become a new Member of BIAOH between now and February 15 before registering and be entered into a drawing for a free registration. Complete details are available on the 2019 Summit page of this website.

FREE TBI YOGA STARTING JANUARY 19, 2019

Seven Studios in Columbus, OH presents LoveYourBrain yoga, a free, 6-session offering featuring yoga for TBI survivors. For an informative flyer about this program, click here. This is a great opportunity to try yoga, known for it’s benefits in assisting survivors relax, manage symptoms and generally support recovery and overall well-being!

IN MEMORY OF LOUIS JACOB AMER

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The Brain Injury Association of Ohio joins the family of Louis Jacob Amer in celebrating his life and remembering him fondly. We are deeply grateful to Mr. Amer for his support of BIAOH in our mission to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.

Our New Board of Trustees Is Here!

We were pleased to announce our new Board of Trustees at our Annual Meeting of the Membership that took place on November 8, 2018.  Please join us in welcoming:

Stephanie Ramsey, President

Emily Smith, 1st VP

Kim Bergstrom, 2nd VP

Jacqueline Stanton, Secretary

Laura Holtsberry, Kedar Hiremath, Christine Koterba, Jonathan Pedrick, Melissa Volk and Greg Wagner, Members-at-Large

More information about our Board of Trustees is coming soon! 

The power point presentation from the Annual Meeting is available on our news page. Click on "News" under "News & Events" above to find the post.

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