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.
BIAG is committed to helping brain injury individuals, children, family members, veterans as well as the many professionals who work with the brain injured. Scroll down and select an icon to learn more. Resources click on sidebar. Our services are for Traumatic Brain Injury and Acquired Brain Injury that occurs AFTER birth (not birth related or hereditary diseases)
INFORMATION RESOURCE PROGRAM-IRP
Our core program is our Information Resource Program. A Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) provides an individual or family member an opportunity to discuss their specific need and situation with someone who is familiar with the challenges they face. They help with brain injury education, guidance and coping strategies; resources customized to your needs. They partner with the State of Georgia ADRC, area hospitals, Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund and health care professionals. They are a mobile benefits counselor, provide assessments for Medicaid waivers and application assistance for state programs. They help with a care and support plan, sometimes called a thoughtful Letter of Intent … and do so much more!
SUPPORT GROUP PROGRAM
The Brain Injury Association of Georgia (BIAG) offers a number of ongoing programs and services to support brain injury that include our state wide volunteer-administered support groups to provide an opportunity for those individuals and family members affected by brain injury not only to learn more about brain injury but to be present in a safe and encouraging venue to discuss the challenges they face.
NEW is the nations first virtual online support group every Friday at 3 PM. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for how to join
Camp BIAG incorporates an overnight weekend camp experience into the special needs of the brain injury community. It is the only one of its kind in Georgia and specifically designed and geared towards adults 18+ suffering from brain injury. It provides amazing recreational and therapeutic programs at a very cost-effective rate. We offer a Caregiver Respite Camp at the same time which gives a loved one time to rejuvenate, receive group counseling sessions and networking with other caregivers
The resources made available for veterans is insightful as well. You can brush up on military TBI referring to returning of service-members and veterans and learn more about blast TBIs. The Peer Visitor Program is led by a dedicated and trained volunteer, a military veteran and caregiver to a survivor of brain injuries to help make the adjustment and rehabilitation process easier. Check out the boxes below to reference any or all of these ongoing services!
Benefits of support groups and a complete list of support groups statewide.Learn More
Participate in planned activities geared towards survivors of brain injury.Learn More
VSA Arts of Georgia Program for Survivors and Caregivers.
Includes our Peer Visitor Program & resources for veterans & their families.Learn More