IN MEMORY OF LOUIS JACOB AMER
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.
GIVING TUESDAY IS COMING - HELP THE HELPLINE!
The Brain Injury Association of Ohio is the only organization in the State of Ohio that provides a professionally staffed Helpline dedicated to assisting brain injury survivors, their families or anyone needing information or assistance related to brain injury. Tuesday, November 27th is Giving Tuesday. Help us raise the $20,000 needed to staff the Helpline this year!
In 2018 our Helpline specialist helped families:
Arrange for medical transportation from England to the US for a survivor who sustained a brain injury while traveling and similar transportation for a young Ohio resident injured in Utah in an ATV accident.
Connect an isolated brain injury survivor with a senior group, inspiring the survivor to overcome physical and cognitive limitations caused by the brain injury in order to regularly volunteer, benefiting both the seniors and the survivor.
Divert a young brain injury survivor from jail to much-needed community resources and family support to constructively address issues caused the brain injury and allow the survivor an opportunity to recover and rehabilitate.
These are just a few of the requests for assistance that our Helpline receives. Our Helpline often receives over 40 calls in one month! Our part-time, professionally trained staff person responds to each call in addition to email messages requesting assistance and says "[A]nswering the BIAOH Helpline is the hardest, and most rewarding job I have ever had."
Can you help? Please consider making a donation to the Brain Injury Association of Ohio this year to support our Helpline. Donations may be sent to the Brain Injury Association of Ohio, P.O. Box 21325, Columbus, Ohio 43221 or may be made through PayPal using the DONATE button above.
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.
To Be Our Survivor Speaker For The BIAOH 2019 TBI Summit
We are looking for a Brain Injury Association of Ohio Member who is a brain injury survivor and who has overcome significant obstacles in his or her recovery to speak at the BIAOH 2019 TBI Summit. Please go to the 2019 TBI Summit page for more information about how to submit your statement by December 1, 2018. The Member speaker will be selected no later than January 1, 2019.
BIAOH 2019 TBI SUMMIT SPEAKERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED
The speakers for the BIAOH 2019 TBI Summit have been announced! For information about the speakers, please click “News & Events” then “2019 TBI Summit”. This is your source for all of the latest news about the 2019 TBI Summit that is coming in March.
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.
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 email@example.com.