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February 2021

2020 Educational Series - Professionals Earn CEUs

Professionals, Brain Injury Survivors, and their families are invited to sign up today! Join us LIVE or ON-DEMAND for these informative sessions for personal knowledge-building or professional continuing education credits from the comfort and convenience of your home, organization, or wherever you are located. Corporate Sponsorship opportunities and financial assistance are available. To learn more, or to register, visit HERE.


More Than My Brain Injury - Brain Injury Awareness Campaign

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) recently unveiled a new Brain Injury Awareness Campaign, "More than My Brain Injury." It was designed with help from support group leaders, advocates, and people living with brain injury.  It focuses on survivors, and highlights the diversity of the brain injury community.

. "Too often, people are defined by their disabilities," said Susan H Connors, BIAA's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The More Than My Brain Injury campaign gives individuals a chance to overcome those definitions, allowing them to tell their own stories. It was inspired by all the amazing survivors we know - and their determination not to let brain injury define them."

The More Than My Brain Injury campaign includes posters, public service announcements, and shareable graphics for social media. Information about the campaign, including ways to participate throughout Brain Injury Awareness Month in March, is available at biausa.org/morethanmybraininjury.

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar

Earlier this month, BIAA invited Gregory J. O'Shanick, MD, BIAA's medical director emeritus, to talk about  the COVID-19 vaccine. In a one-hour webinar, Dr. O'Shanick discussed the increased risks associated with COVID-19 and brain injury, what you should know about chronic inflammation, and an overview of vaccine safety, efficacy, and common myths. Click here to watch the webinar recording.

The Brain Injury Association of America has written an open letter addressing its position on the vaccine. You can access that letter by clicking HERE.

Neurologic Continuum of Care Model

This article was contributed by Success, BIAPA Corporate Partner.

Success NeuroRehabilitation Central Bucks (SNR CB) is a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation program for individuals with acquired or traumatic brain injury. The program provides intensive rehabilitation therapies to emphasize abilities and skills to help clients reintegrate into the community.

Kevin Tangney, Director of Marketing, is joined by Padraig Tangney, Chief Operating Officer and Dr. Karen Rosenberger, Director of Neuro-Rehab Services to discuss how Success NeuroRehab Central Bucks fits into Success's Neurologic continuum of care model.

Click HERE to watch the podcast.

Brain Injury Caucus Co-Chair Leadership

BIAPA is proud to announce that Pennsylvania Senators Ryan Aument (R) and Tim Kearney (D), have accepted the Brain Injury Caucus Co-Chair leadership roles, passionately advocating for underserved brain injury survivors in Pennsylvania. We would also like to thank House Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Tim Briggs, Thomas Murt, and Tina Pickett, who continue to serve.The coordinated House and Senate Caucuses promote issues of importance to Pennsylvanians dealing with the challenges of an Acquired Brain Injury. Please take a few minutes to email these offices to express your appreciation for their support of our community.

Employment Opportunity: Pre-Enrollment Assistance Coordinator 

BIAPA seeks to employ a Pre-Enrollment Assistance Coordinator in Central Pennsylvania. Candidates for this position must have a minimum of three years experience in Traumatic Brain Injury case management, counseling, social work, or a related health care profession. Employees of brain injury rehabilitation service providers for the PA Head Injury Program are not eligible to apply.

For additional details on this position and how to apply, please visit our website.


Support Group Corner

Pop-Up Support Group Update

Our next pop-up virtual support group meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 25th at 5:00 PM. We look forward to "seeing" you there. The special guest is Deborah Leach, a Cerner Toastmaster Member, who will talk with us about how to develop speaking skills and tell your story. 

We sent a link to the meeting to those on our distribution list.  If you didn't receive it and want to attend, please send a message to us at survivorsupport@biapa.org. All are welcome!

Other Virtual Support Group Meetings
It is encouraging that so many support groups are meeting virtually! Click here for a list of the groups who are meeting through videoconferencing. If you are interested in attending a virtual 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 support groups with contact information for each is on the BIAPA Website Support Group Listing page. If you are aware of groups that are meeting through video conferencing, please contact Candace Gantt, BIAPA Vice-President, at candace.gantt@verizon.net  so that we can let others know. 

Thank you to our Corporate Partners

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


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