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Columbus, OH 43221

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BIAOH's charity code:  16020
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TBI Summit at OCALICON 2013  

Date and Time: Thursday, November 21, 2013, at the Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio

Overview: This conference is hosted by OCALI (Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence) and the National Collaborative for Children with Brain Injury and Co-Sponsored by the Center for Brain Injury Research and Training and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

This conference will focus on issues related to Traumatic Brain Injury and school-aged children. Sessions will address the role of the teacher in supporting students with TBI. A panel session will include parents and their children with Traumatic Brain Injury to discuss the experience from the home perspective. In addition, breakout sessions will address: An In Depth Anatomy of Brain Injury; What Is TBI and Why Is It Different; What Educators Need to Know About Family Issues; Concussion Management: What Educators Need to Know; Communication Issues for Students with Brain Injury; Eligibility and Assessment; Instructional Accommodations for TBI; Emotional Care; Establishing Caregiver-to-School Communication, and Transition from School to Postsecondary Life for Students with TBI.

The Summit will include a working lunch with time for educators and service professionals to consider how to improve awareness of TBI within schools and how to improve services to this population of students. To learn more and to register, please click here.


Released - “One Voice for Brain Injury” Consortium Policy Paperspan>  

Click here for its recommendations to strengthen existing legislation and programs for Individuals with brain injury and their families. Consortium members included the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Brain Injury Association of America, Friends of TBI Model Systems, National Association of State Head Injury Administrators, North American Brain Injury Society, Sarah Jane Brain Foundation, and United States Brain Injury Alliance. Members met over a period of seven months beginning in February 2013, to identify commonalities in public policy goals and bring one message to Congress to protect and advance the TBI community in the face of challenging economic times.


Mt. Sinai Brain Injury Research Center releases report on Educational Needs of Children with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  

The 12-page document, developed in collaboration with the Brain Injury Association of America, discusses the importance of the topic, provides an analysis of interviews conducted with state education agencies and brain injury consumer organizations in 49 states describing their practices in identifying, classifying, assessing and teaching children who have experienced brain injuries.  The final section focuses on policy implications worthy of Ohio’s consideration.  Click here to read the report.



Ohio’s Budget Bill Relocates Brain Injury

Program to new Administrative Home

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Concussions in Youth Sports


What's the problem?

  • Between 1.6-3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions occur in the United States each year, a rate categorized as "epdicemic" by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). For young people aged 15 to 24, sports are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injury behind only motor vehicle crashes. 

  • Concussions are traumatic brain injuries, and can have serious cumulative effects that may produce long-lasting negative life changes.

How can you help?

  • Support Ohio House bill 143, which seeks to create significantly safer return-to-play guidelines in order to properly treat and diagnose athletes who have sustained concussions. Learn more about the bill at the Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association site here.

  • Contact your State Representative and/or Representative Lynn Wachtmann (Chair of the Health and Aging Committee), and urge them to call the bill to committee.

  • Create awareness of concussion effects, prevalence, and safety in all youth sports and activities.

  • Read and distribute the the OATA's Fact Sheet that covers concussion statistics, guidelines, and an overview of HB 143.  Also check out the CDC's Heads-Up Concussion Guide on the dangers and frequency of concussions among young athletes. 

  • Watch the CDC's Heads-Up concussion video about a young woman whose life changed after having a concussion.



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This website was designed and developed with support from Operation MAPS: Maximizing Access to Programs & Supports for Ohioans with Brain Injury and their Families, a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Demonstration Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission. Additional and continuation funding was provided through an Information & Resource Identification grant, also awarded to the Brain Injury Association of Ohio from the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission's Brain Injury Program.