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Give Local York
Friday, May 7, 2021

Highmark Virtual Walk for a Healthy Community
Through July 15, 2021
2021 BIAPA Annual Conference
October 24-26, 2021
Lancaster Marriott - Lancaster, PA

2021 Annual Conference

The BIAPA Annual Conference will celebrate connections and collaborations in Brain Injury Rehabiliation. It is designed for professionals, survivors, family members, caregivers, and volunteers, with experts presenting on ethics, headaches, sleep, opioids, supports, and more!

Sponsorship Opportunities
Companies and organizations have the opportunity to sponsor, exhibit, and advertise at this year's conference, which makes it possible for the BIAPA to provide help, hope, and healing to thousands of Pennsylvania residents whose lives are forever changed by brain injury. View Sponsorship Brochure.

Call for Posters
Share your expertise, research, and contributions in the field of brain injury rehabilitation during this year's conference! See poster submission form for details.

Registration opens May 1, 2021. Scholarship opportunities are available. For additional information, please contact admin@biapa.org or call 833-242-7248.


2021 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the 2021 Highmark Walks for a Healthy Community, will once again be online fundraisers and virtual walks.

A virtual walk is a real walk, but it's on your terms. Any time until July 15, you choose how and when to walk (treadmill, park, trail, or around the neighborhood). You can also pick the time of when you start and stop and the distance.

Anyone in Pennsylvania can participate. Support BIAPA through the teams based in the Lehigh Valley and Pittsburgh.

Follow this link for details on how to participate in the 2021 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community while building awareness about brain injury and supporting BIAPA. 

Love Your Brain Mindset Program

Love Your Brain is offering FREE 6-week online programs designed to build resilience and community through yoga, mindfulness, and education for people with TBI (including concussion) and their caregivers. You can choose:

  • A weekly group discussion over Zoom to cultivate mental flexibility, positive thinking, and more!
  • A weekly gentle yoga class over Zoom to cultivate balance, strength, and mind-body connection!
  • A weekly program you can complete on your own that includes mindfulness tools.

All individuals enrolled in the program will receive weekly emails, educational videos, recorded yoga classes, yoga nidra, and guided meditations!

For additional information, or to register, please click here.

Support Group Corner



The BIAPA Pop-Up Support Group has been so successful that it's no longer a 'pop-up'. It's now a regularly scheduled group and it will continue to meet through Zoom indefinitely! THe group will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:00 PM. The next meeting is on May 20th.

We send a link to the meeting to those on our distribution list each month, as well as a reminder the day of the meeting. If you would like to be included in the distribution list, please send a message to us at survivorsupport@biapa.org. All are welcome!

The May meeting is scheduled for May 20th at 5:00 PM. Special guest Dr. Michael Keesler will discuss "Let's Talk Mental Health".

Other Virtual Support Group Meetings
It is encouraging that so many support groups are meeting virtually.  CLICK HERE to download a list of the groups who are meeting through videoconferencing. If you are interested in attending a virutal meeting, please reach out to the person listed as the contact for the group so that you can learn how to join the meeting.

A full list of all support groups with contact information for each is also on the BIAPA website's Support Group Listing Page. If you are aware of groups that are meeting through videoconferencing, please contact Candace Gantt, BIAPA Vice-President, at candace.gannt@verizon.net, so we can let others know.

Thank you to our Corporate Partners

Platinum Partners


Gold Partner


Silver Partners

Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania
947 Wayne Avenue, No. 110
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Phone/Fax: 833-242-7248 


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