Special Thanks To Our Newest Corporate Members

Thank you to our newest Corporate Members! Our Corporate Members provide both financial and volunteer support. We are truly grateful for your contributions.

Stratus Innovations Group

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

If you are interested in becoming a member, please click “Membership” above.

Election of the BIAOH Board of Trustees and Annual Meeting

A Note from our President

For the past several years, the Brain Injury Association of Ohio has been operating under emergency status due to state and federal funding cuts. Because of the hard work, good stewardship and relentless dedication of the current Board of Trustees, we are able to bring the BIAOH out of emergency status and back to regular functioning in accordance with the Bylaws of the BIAOH. I am happy to announce that elections of the Board of Trustees will be held electronically with the results announced during our Annual Meeting that will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 4:00pm-6:00pm. The location will be announced soon.

Because we have been operating under emergency status for some time, the entire Board of Trustees will be elected in 2018. Following the 2018 election, the Board will move back to the normal schedule of elections as dictated in the Bylaws of the BIAOH.

For information about the election, click here or click on “About” then “Election of Board of Trustees”, above. Applications for Nominations may be submitted through October 9, 2018. Instructions for voting will be distributed to Members having voting rights on October 19, 2018 and voting will conclude on November 3, 2018.

My most sincere thanks to our current Board of Trustees. Without their tireless service, BIAOH would not exist today. Many thanks to our members for supporting this process and anyone who will consider service on the Board of Trustees.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Ramsey, President

Art On The Brain Is Back At The Wexner Center For The Arts

BIAOH is pleased to announce that Art on the Brain, returns to The Wexner Center for the Arts. Tracie McCambridge spoke about this wonderful program and its therapeutic benefits at the BIAOH 2018 TBI Summit that took place on March 13, 2018. Click here to see notes from her presentation.

Art on the Brain guides individuals living with brain/mind trauma (TBI, cancer, PTSD, stroke, etc.), as well as their loved ones or caregivers, as they explore art across the disciplines. Art on the Brain focuses on building community and celebrating present and reemerging strengths. The program is free with registration required.

Thursdays, Sept 27 - Nov 15, 3:00-4:00PM

Contact: Tracie McCambridge at (614)292-6982 or tmccambridge@wexarts.org for questions or to register.

The BIAOH 2019 TBI Summit Is Coming!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 to join us for the 2019 TBI Summit.  Information about the summit will be posted  on our 2019 Summit Webpage.  You can find it by clicking on "News & Events" above.

We hope to see you there!

Caregiver Stress and Transition of Students With Disabilities to Life Beyond High School

We've posted some new articles about issues that impact brain injury survivors, their families and caregivers. 

Want to find out more?  Click here.

Guardianship in Ohio - A New Resource for Survivors and Families

Many thanks to Resch, Root and Philipps for authoring the new resource, Guardianship in Ohio.  More information about this new publication is available on our "Helpful Links" page, accessible by clicking on "Resources", above.

TBI Survivors and Art

What a great article by the Columbus Dispatch about TBI Survivors and their relatives expressing themselves through artistic masks.  Click here to read this article.

BIAOH OFFERS A TBI SURVIVOR CARD

Brain injuries may have long-lasting or even life-long effects.  Individuals who have survived a brain injury and are managing their symptoms sometimes need assistance when communicating with someone who is not familiar with brain injuries.  BIAOH is here to help by offering a Brain Injury Survivor Card!  This card may be used by any brain injury survivor to help others understand the symptoms of a brain injury and effective ways of interacting with our survivors.  If you would like a Survivor Card, please contact our Helpline by calling (614) 481-7100 or by emailing help@biaoh.org.


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