We work with brain injury survivors to turn tragedy into hope.

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Every brain injury is different. No one expects to have to deal with a brain injury. We’re here to help you to do just that. At BISSWVA, we are:

  • client-centered

    Clients, families and caregivers work with an assigned BISSWVA case manager. Case managers guide you to services that focus on your recovery.

  • community based

    We connect brain injury survivors with local resources designed to help survivors and their families improve their lives and participate in their communities as fully as possible.

brain injuries

There’s a new brain injury every 21 seconds in the United States. Brain injury can be sudden and traumatic—the result of a fall or an accident—or it can go unrecognized until unexplained symptoms appear, as is often the case with sports injuries. BISSWVA works with clients suffering from Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

ABI is defined as any brain injury that is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative or caused by birth trauma.

Acquired brain injury (ABI)

Some causes of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • traumatic brain injury

    Such as an impact (or blow) to the head, which may occur in vehicle or sporting accidents, fights or falls.

  • stroke

    When a blood vessel inside the brain ruptures or is blocked, destroying the local brain tissue.

  • lack of oxygen

    Called anoxic brain injury (for example, injury caused by a near drowning).

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