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The Center for Head Injury Services 

The Copeland Law Firm 

Jonathan Dodd, PsyD

E. and L. Funding, LLC

Foam Supplies, Inc. 

Griggs Injury Law, LLC

Law Office of L. Barry Gubin

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital

Newman Bronson & Wallis

Ozark Neuro Rehab Center

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SSM Health Saint Joseph Hospital

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BIA-MO Newsletter

Welcome to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri

News and Announcements

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

75 percent of traumatic brain injuries occur in youth under the age of 18.  Most are mild TBIs such as sports related concussions.  In Missouri, an average of 5,000 youth under the age of 18 receive emergency medical care for a brain injury each year. Youth are at high risk of brain injuries from falls, bicycle accidents, motor vehicle crashes and as a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle.

In 2010, there were 515,000 bicycle-related injuries that required emergency-room care according to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). However, less than half of all Americans who ride bicycles wear helmets. Learn more.  

Make sure the bicycle helmet fits your child properly and he or she knows how to correctly put it on.  The helmet should sit on top of the head in a level position.  It should not rock forward, backward or side to side. The helmet straps should always be buckled, but not too tightly. Safe Kids recommends this Helmet Fit Test -- EYES check: Position the helmet on your head. Look up and you should see the bottom rim of the helmet. The rim should be one to two finger-widths above the eyebrows. EARS check: Make sure the straps of the helmet form a "V" under your ears when buckled. The strap should be snug but comfortable. MOUTH check: Open your mouth as wide as you can. Do you feel the helmet hug your head? If not, tighten those straps and make sure the buckle is flat against your skin.  Learn more

Youth and young adults under the age of 24 in rural Missouri sustain a brain injury in a motor vehicle crash at a rate of 37 percent compared to 19 percent for urban youth and young adults. Learn more

Sports related concussions may be misdiagnosed or undiagnosed if coaches, parents and athletes are not familiar with the signs and symptoms of a concussion. It is important to immediately remove a player from competitive play or practice when a concussion is suspected. Learn more.  

Falls are the number one cause of brain injury in youth age 0-14.

Sports and recreation related TBI Emergency Department visits varied by age group and sex.  

Children from birth to 9 years of age sustain the majority of brain injuries from playground activities and bicycling.  Males from ages 10 to 19 sustain the majority of sports related brain injuries and concussions from playing football or bicycling.  Learn more.

The majority of sports related concussions for females between ages 10 and 19 are while playing soccer or basketball or while riding a bike. Wearing a bicycle helmet and practicing good sportsmanship help prevent brain injuries. Learn more

Read Previous Facts of the Day.

For more information, contact the Brain Injury Association of Missouri for support, education, recreation and advocacy at 800-444-6443. 

Sponsored by the Missouri AgrAbility Project

Bowling for Brain Injury 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 12pm (Noon) to 2pm

Two Locations:  St. Louis and Springfield MO

St. Louis: Brunswick Zone Chesterfield Lanes
176 Four Seasons Shopping Center 
Chesterfield, MO  63017

Springfield: Enterprise Park Lanes
1625 South Enterprise Ave 
Springfield, MO  65804

The Brain Injury Association Bowling for Brain Injury raises awareness and donations to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education. Your support helps improve the quality of life for people affected by brain injury.

Registration is now open for Bowling for Brain Injury 2018. 
For the St. Louis location, click 
here to register your Team or as an individual Bowler. 

For the Springfield location, click
 here to register your Team or as an individual Bowler. 

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for Sponsorship, creating a Team or for more information, please contact Courtney Stevens or 314-426-4024. 

Sponsorships are available. Download the Sponsorship Brochure here


BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wildness Camp

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp is a highlight of the year for survivors of brain injury looking for a week of fun, adventure, relaxation and independence. The week of respite is special for family caregivers too.

Camp activities include archery, guided nature walks, zip-lining, arts and crafts, swimming, campfires, karaoke, paddle boating, fishing, Alpine Tower climbing, a dinner dance and more.

Visit the BIA-MO Camp page here!

Download a BIA-MO Camp Registration Packet

BIA-MO Social Recreation Event Coming Up Next

Movie and Pizza Night!

Saturday, April 21, 6:00 pm
 - 8:00 pm
BIA-MO Office
2265 Schuetz Rd 
Saint Louis, MO 63146

(314)-426-4024 or email Alyssa Weissman at for more information

Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Regional Seminars 

The Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Regional Seminars are a professional development opportunity for youth sports team and school personnel to reduce the risk of concussions and improve concussion management protocols. Seminars are held during January and February on an annual basis, in five centralized cities: Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Saint Louis, and Springfield.

The Sports Concussions Regional Seminars are offered free-of-charge, so budgets do not become a factor in keeping youth safe in team sports.

Thank you again to this year’s Presenters, Sponsors, and attendees.

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend in 2019! Email to join the Seminar notification list. 

Sessions from the 2018 Eastern Missouri Concussions Seminar are now available to watch on online!

Click on a title below to begin the video.

BIA-MO Service Providers Networking Coffees

Locating resources for consumers and clients is often a challenge. Participating in the BIA-MO Networking Coffee will
help increase or refresh your awareness of resources for survivors of brain injury (traumatic or acquired).

BIA-MO Networking Coffees are for professionals in the field of direct services, on a full-time, or periodic basis, in the areas of:

  •         Rehabilitation
  •         Employment
  •         Community Support
  •         Residential
  •         Mental Health
  •         Assistive Technology
  •         Adaptive Equipment
  •         Trauma Services
  •         Discharge Planning

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Thursday, May 17, 2018
When: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Where: Preferred Family Healthcare (Formally, Alternative Opportunities) 2626 W. College Road, Springfield, Missouri 65802-4637
RSVP by Friday, May 10, 2018

ST. LOUIS, MO - Tuesday, June 5, 2018

When: 8:30 am - 10:00 am 
Where: BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146-3409
RSVP by Thursday, June 1, 2017 

Email BIA-MO Program Associate, Alyssa Weissman ( to RSVP, for more information, or to be added to the mailing list for future BIA-MO Networking Coffees and events.


YOU can provide help and hope for individuals and families adjusting to life with brain injury.

You probably know a survivor of brain injury. You might be a survivor or have a loved one with brain injury. Perhaps you have a friend or colleague who is impacted by brain injury. You know the emotional roller-coaster survivors and families experience in these days, weeks, months and year that follow the injury. 

Please be help and hope for survivors and their families, colleagues and friends or anyone you know that has been impacted by brain injury. A donation helps all of those listed above and more, to receive information and answers. 

Donate Now. 

Brain Injury Association of Missouri Board Meetings

Members of the Brain Injury Association of the Missouri are welcome to attend Board Meetings as a guest.  The meeting dates for 2018 are:
February 24
April 28
June 09
September 08
December 08

All meetings are held at Rusk Rehabilitation Center, 315 Business Loop 70W, Columbia, Missouri, 65203 in the Rusk Training Room. The Executive Committee meets at 9:15 am followed by the Board of Directors meeting at 10:30 am.

BIA-MO Membership has many benefits. Join today.

Membership is free for survivors of brain injury.    

Learn more about BIA-MO Programs 





Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Inc.

2265 Schuetz Road

Saint Louis Missouri 63146

Toll Free 800-444-6443

Phone 314-426-4024

Fax 314-426-3290