Take Action – Waiver Transition Plan Response Needed

On January 27, following months of workgroup meetings and discussion of this process, the Department of Health issued a draft transition plan for Traumatic Brain Injury and Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waivers to go into the Managed Care. Download transition plan here. This transition plan is woefully inappropriate and does not reflect the many issues discussed throughout this process. Now is the time to speak out about the need to protect these programs.
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Become a Certified Brain Injury Specialist This June

Sign up for the June 7 CBIS Course in Saratoga Springs, NY!

BIANYS is offering a CBIS training course, including a 6-week email study course, culminating in a review class and exam on June 7 in Saratoga Springs, NY. The CBIS class is held the week of the BIANYS Professional Symposium and Annual Conference, providing the opportunity to receive continuing education programs following certification.

BIANYS provides the CBIS manual and a 6-week email study course. On June 7, CBIS Trainers Victoria Clingan and Karen Thomas will provide a review class (including lunch), followed by the CBIS exam.

CBIS participants also receive a subscription to the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Registration is $500 and application and payment must be received by April 1, 2016. Download the CBIS flyer for details and download the CBIS Class Application to register.

Community Supports BIANYS Rose Day Event

BIANYS extends a thank you to all of the Capital District organizations who participated in this year’s Rose Day event. Rose Day is a great way to show your support for the work of BIANYS and to celebrate the season with beautiful flowers. Organizations sold bouquets of flowers over the past month, and today, BIANYS representatives delivered gorgeous bouquets of flowers to participants.
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BIANYS Receives Advocacy Award

BIANYS is proud to announce that we have received the 2015 Brain Injury Association of America Award for Excellence for Advocacy. BIANYS Executive Director Eileen Reardon was presented with the Award by BIAA President and CEO Susan Connors at the BIAA Leadership Conference in Tampa, Florida. The award was given to BIANYS for our involvement in the National Advocacy Day in March in Washington DC.
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