News

August 2020. BIAG would like to welcome new board members: Leslie Petsoff who has been an active volunteer for BIAG at all of our events.  She is employed by Innova Brain Rehabilitation and has served on multiple boards and committees around Atlanta. . Roger Brathwaite, a stroke survivor, and is the Support Group leader for the Young (at heart) and Restless Support Group. Roger works with Accenture and has been involved with BIAG as a volunteer and the support group leader since 2019.  Leslie and Roger bring a passion and experience working with survivors and caregivers.

July 2020, Boston University. Repeated head impacts associated with later-life depression symptoms, worse cognitive function In the largest study of its kind, an association has been found in living patients exposed to repetitive head impacts and difficulties with cognitive functioning and depression years or decades later.

June 2020, The Brain Injury Association of Georgia would like to extend our condolences at the passing of Rusty Kidd, former state representative, served on the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission and was a friend to BIAG. Rep. Kidd  often personally assisted those who had sustained a brain or spinal cord injury.

May 12, Virtual Support Groups. So here we are-  Georgian’s continue to do the right thing by banding together to stop the spread of COVID-19. If we stick with it, we’ll see the other side of the pandemic soon and be stronger than ever. All BIAG staff continue to work from home and are available to help you with questions about brain injury resources and information.  Our Support Groups are going virtual and ALL are invited to be involved! Contact kellymc620@gmail.com 

April 2020 – BIAG is now Virtual.  For the safety of our population, the professionals we work with, we will continue to be there to help via phone, email, FaceTime or Zoom. If you would like to make an appointment for 1:1 with our Certified Brain Injury Specialist and Option Counseling Specialist  to discuss your situation, seek resources within your community or the State of Georgia, contact us to schedule an appointment via        Cell 404-556-2528, Office 404-712-5504; or send an email  to jane@braininjurygeorgia.org. You may also send us a message by submitting Contact Us form.   We look forward to helping you!

March 2020, The Brain Injury Association of Georgia is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. We encourage you to follow updates from the Georgia Department of Health.  During this time, our support groups have moved online. Please contact us for more details.