In 1983, families of persons with brain injuries founded the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island (BIARI) to provide desperately needed resources, information and access to services.
The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island is dedicated to increasing awareness of brain injury and its consequences, providing education to prevent brain injury, and enhancing the quality of life for those affected by brain injury.
We are comprised of brain injury survivors, their families and friends, healthcare professionals, physicians, providers of brain injury rehabilitation, and other advocates.
The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, Inc. is a public, nonprofit corporation, tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is a chartered affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America.
OUR EFFORTS INCLUDE
- Increasing public awareness of brain injury and its consequences.
- Providing information and access to resources for survivors, families, caregivers and professionals through our Resource Center.
- Developing support systems, encouraging appropriate rehabilitation and services for survivors of brain injury and disseminating information about brain injury.
- The Association actively collaborates with state and private entities to educate survivors, family members and professionals on all aspects of brain injury prevention, treatment and support needs.
- As one of every 60 people in the United States lives with a TBI-related disability and requires long-term assistance, the Association advocates for increased funding for research, education, and support for the brain injury community.
OUR RESOURCE CENTER
The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island Resource Center helps to improve access to information on brain injury, and to enhance the effectiveness of agencies and service providers who work with survivors. We work to expand services in Rhode Island for the care and rehabilitation of individuals who have sustained brain injuries by increasing the public’s awareness of brain injury and its consequences, developing support systems and by providing educational outreach to organizations, agencies, and community groups.