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Cancellations - 12/9 Support Group and Family Forum weather cancellations09-Dec-2014

The BIANYS Support Group meeting scheduled for 12/9 at Millview TBI has been postponed due to inclement weather. The group will meet next Tuesday at 7:30pm for their holiday potluck party. Th.. Read More...

BIANYS Holiday Toy Drive26-Nov-2014

Tinsel Time Toy Drive for Families Affected by Brain Injury The holidays are fast approaching and BIANYS is gearing up for the fifth annual Tinsel Time Toy Drive. For many families coping with t.. Read More...

Help BIANYS on Giving Tuesday21-Nov-2014

BIANYS is participating in Giving Tuesday, an effort to encourage people to make donations to worthy causes this holiday season. On Tuesday, December 2, we are encouraging our community to help sp.. Read More...

TBI Reauthorization Act of 2014 Passes the House17-Nov-2014

The House of Representatives passed the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Reauthorization Act of 2014 and the bill is on its way to President Obama for his signature. Enacted in 1996, amended in 2000.. Read More...

Capital District Women's Support Group Changes Meeting Time12-Nov-2014

The Capital District Women's Support Group facilitated by Robin Cohn is changing their meeting time to better suit members' schedules. The group will now meet on the first Tuesday of each month fr.. Read More...

Annual Conference Presentation Available Online 11-Nov-2014

Elena Mareno's presentation from the 2014 BIANYS Annual Conference is now available for viewing online through this link. (https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=D7399C61B705C48F!162&ithint.. Read More...

Get your holiday shopping done and help BIANYS31-Oct-2014

Former BIANYS Executive Director Judy Avner has organized a jewelry bar fundraiser to benefit BIANYS. Judy's personal message below spells out the details of the fundraiser, which runs until .. Read More...

Call to Action - Join in the Crossing Bridges Activity16-Oct-2014

A Call To Action: “Crossings Bridges” To New Beginnings Across NYS It is time for us to stand united as one voice for individuals with traumatic bra.. Read More...

New Brain Injury Wallet Cards Provide Info to People Refusing Immediate Care16-Oct-2014

The New York State Health Department, with assistance from BIANYS staff and member Brent Feuz, has created a “wallet card” of brain injury symptoms. This card was developed for EMS personn.. Read More...

Neuropsychoanalysis conference on treatment of Brain Injury to be held in NYC07-Oct-2014

On Thursday, October 30, join the Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation for a conference co-sponsored with the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center on treatment following brain injury, including strokes, tum.. Read More...

BIANYS Syracuse Chapter Sponsors Brain Injury Symposium25-Sep-2014

The Syracuse Chapter of the BIANYS is sponsoring a Brain Injury Symposium on October 17, 2014 Location: SKY Armory, Syracuse, NY Registration Fee is $25 per person. Register online at .. Read More...

NYC Chapter Celebrates a Birthday!24-Sep-2014

The NYC Chapter celebrated its 3rd Birthday on September 20. Group members came together to celebrate and support one another. Past Chapter Chair Laurie Rippon wrote a song about the Chapter, whic.. Read More...

Read the new issue of BIANYS eBits10-Sep-2014

The September issue of BIANYS eBits is now available online. Click here to read the issue. (http://bianys.org/CampaignProcess.aspx?A=View&Data=m4Bz2JUR4Gl3efzijClKvA%3d%3d).. Read More...

BIANYS Welcomes New Executive Director20-Aug-2014

BIANYS WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: EILEEN REARDON As we bid farewell to Judy Avner, our beloved and long standing Executive Director, we welcome Eileen Reardon to the position. Eileen comes t.. Read More...

Developmental Disabilities Planning Council Seeks Input12-Aug-2014

The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council is investigating barriers to independent living that children and adults with developmental disabilities face. We are seeking feedback fr.. Read More...

DDPC Releases Guide to Managing Medications04-Aug-2014

The NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council has released a guide entitled How to Take and Manage Your Medications, which assists individuals with cognitive disabilities with learning hot to or.. Read More...

Newark Support Group Identity Theft Workshop01-Aug-2014

The Newark BIANYS Support Group is hosting a forum on Identity Theft on August 20. Pre-registration is required - contact Mary Beth Camp at (585) 683-6803. Identity Theft: how to minimize you.. Read More...

BIANYS Congratulates Jessica Goldman on Brain Injury Awareness Run16-Jul-2014

Jessica Goldman arrived in New York City yesterday, completing a cross-country run from San Francisco. Ms. Goldman undertook the effort to raise awareness of brain injury and funds for the Brain I.. Read More...

Tips for a Safe Summer01-Jul-2014

Summertime is a great time to have fun and relax, but summer activities sometimes lead to injuries. Download the Summer Safety Fact Sheet (/_literature_134895/Summer_Safety_Tips_Fact_Sheet) for ti.. Read More...

Annual Conference Scholarship Recipient Information09-Jun-2014

If you received a scholarship to the Annual Conference with approval for the travel stipend, you must return the Scholarship Reimbursement Form (/_literature_134327/AC_Scholarship_Reimbursement) a.. Read More...

Webinar - VA Polytrauma System of Care09-Jun-2014

On Monday, June 16, 2014, from 1pm-2:15pm, BIANYS will present the free webinar, VA Polytrauma System of Care and Community Re-integration for Veterans with TBI, presented by Maureen Corbett, MS, CPGC.. Read More...

Online Study on Community Experiences & Wellness Seeks Participants15-Apr-2014

Study Announcement Community Experiences & Wellness Online Survey Researchers at Illinois Institute of Technology are conducting a research study investigating community life and wellnes.. Read More...

Changes to the Medicaid Waiver are Coming - Learn More14-Apr-2014

Upcoming Medicaid Waiver Changes New York State is implementing several changes to Medicaid programs that will affect the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (N.. Read More...

A Special Message from BIANYS Executive Director Judy Avner09-Apr-2014

Dear friends: Several weeks ago, I informed that Board of Directors that, after much thought, I have decided to retire from the Brain Injury Association of New York State this summer. This ha.. Read More...

UAS-NY Project Team Hosts Webinar on Implementation04-Apr-2014

The UAS-NY Project Team is hosting a webinar on May 2, 2014 to review the implementation of the Uniform Assessment System for New York (UAS-NY). The webinar is provided for Home and Community-Bas.. Read More...

BIANYS Webinar on Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities26-Mar-2014

Join BIANYS for a free webinar Title: Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities ( Title: Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities Date: Monday March 31,2014 Time: 1:00pm .. Read More...

Ruby Tuesday Community Giveback Supports BIANYS24-Mar-2014

Ruby Tuesday is supporting the March On for Brain Injury event through their Community Giveback program. Simply download this flyer (/_literature_132302/Ruby_Tuesday_Giveback), visit one of 7 loca.. Read More...

NYC Mayor di Blasio Supports Brain Injury Awareness Month14-Mar-2014

NYC Mayor di Blasio provided a letter of support for March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. Download the letter here. (/_literature_131981/BI_Awareness_Month_NYC_Proclamation).. Read More...

Governor Cuomo Declares March "Brain Injury Awareness Month" in New York07-Mar-2014

Governor Cuomo has issued a proclamation declaring March to be "Brain Injury Awareness Month in New York". To read the proclamation, click to download it. (/_literature_81666/GovProclamation).. Read More...

Shine a Light on Brain Injury07-Mar-2014

BIANYS has a great activity to share for Brain Injury Awareness Month. Download this pdf of a lightbulb (/_literature_131738/Shine_a_Light_Activity) and decorate it, then display it with fact.. Read More...

March On for Brain Injury - A Message from BIANYS President13-Feb-2014

I am excited to share with you the news that in celebration of "Brain Injury Month," the Brain Injury Association of New York State will be holding a First Annual Statewide “March On For Bra.. Read More...

New Network of Voting Resources for Voters with Disability05-Feb-2014

New York Disability Vote Network just launched a website dedicated to encouraging individuals with disability to vote in New York. Their website, www.nydvn.org (http://nydvn.org) is full of inform.. Read More...

Save the Date June 5 and 6 - Professional Symposium and 32nd Annual Conference17-Jan-2014

BIANYS announces two exciting conferences - Latest Developments in Brain Injury: Identification, Rehabilitation, and Treatment - Professional Symposium June 5, Albany Marriott Hotel, Albany, NY .. Read More...

See the Crash Reel Friday (12/13) in NYC with BIANYS12-Dec-2013

The Crash Reel, a documentary about Kevin Pearce, professional snowboarder and survivor of TBI, is showing in NYC Friday at the IFC Center. BIANYS is hosting the screening of the 8:05pm screening,.. Read More...

ROC the Day on 12 11 1311-Dec-2013

On 12.11.13, the greater Rochester community will come together to support nonprofits and we need YOU to join us! This is 24 hours of unprecedented community giving. It is specific to the Gre.. Read More...

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween31-Oct-2013

Halloween should be fun and safe. Here are some tips for making sure this Halloween stays that way. Fact: Falls are the leading cause of injuries on Halloween. Fact: Children are at highe.. Read More...

Military Research Study Seeks Veterans23-Oct-2013

Did you serve in the military after October 2001? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study requested by Congress. Your input may help improve your health care services. H.. Read More...

October Webinar on Concussion Management16-Oct-2013

On October 25, from 1-2:15pm EST, BIANYS will present the free webinar Concussion Management: Prolonged Recovery - Treating the 10-20% Karen McAvoy, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Sc.. Read More...

Remembering Joshua Cantor, PhD11-Sep-2013

The Brain Injury Association of New York State mourns the loss of colleague and friend Joshua Cantor, Ph.D., ABPP, who died Monday morning. A popular and frequent presenter at Association programs.. Read More...

OPWDD Requests Input10-Sep-2013

OPWDD has been focusing on changing the way that people with Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities are supported in employment and other day activities. Later this year, OPWDD is suppo.. Read More...

August BIANYS Webinar - From the Desk of the School Nurse19-Aug-2013

BIANYS presents a free webinar - From the Desk of the School Nurse: How to Implement a Concussion Management Protocol Presenter Patricia McLaughlin, RN, will focus on the importance of taking a m.. Read More...

Get tickets to Mets vs Brewers in September16-Aug-2013

Thank you for supporting BIANYS! Unfortunately, we no longer have tickets available for the game on September 29. Check StubHub (http://www.stubhub.com) for any available tickets (Pepsi .. Read More...

Long Island Chapter announces picnic15-Aug-2013

As part of the Brain Injury Global Picnic, the Long Island BIANYS Chapter is hosting a picnic on September 21. Details, and a downloadable flier, are available on the BIANYS Event Calendar (http://bia.. Read More...

Message from outgoing BIANYS Board President15-Jul-2013

President’s Message June 2013 My fellow BIANYS Members Well, this is my last address to you as President of the Association. These 6 years have gone so fast, and yet have been fill.. Read More...

Message from the new President of the BIANYS Board of Directors15-Jul-2013

Hello and thank you to all the wonderful members I met and spoke with at the conference. For those of you who could not be present, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell y.. Read More...

NYC Chapter Spreads Awareness at the Puerto Rican Day Parade!14-Jun-2013

A group organized by NYC Chapter Vice President Elizabeth Abraham marched in the NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, June 9. Thank you to everyone who participated and worked to spread aw.. Read More...

Bowling for Brain Injury - Thanks for your support!20-May-2013

Thank you to everyone who bowled, donated, volunteered, and supported the 2013 Bowling for Brain Injury event. We had a great turnout in both Albany and Rochester, and were bowled over by the comm.. Read More...

BIANYS Annual Conference Announced23-Apr-2013

Join us at the BIANYS Annual Conference in Albany on June 6 and 7! Registration is open now open. Details of the Conference, FAQs, and Registration information are available at www.bianys.org/Annu.. Read More...

Progesterone Treatment Study Notification15-Mar-2013

Researchers investigating the use of progesterone in treatment of TBI asked us to spread the word about a research study taking place in many hospitals across the US, including NYC. ProTECT I.. Read More...

Citi Field Brain Injury/Concussion Awareness Day15-Feb-2013

Join us for Brain Injury/Concussion Awareness Day at Citi Field Sunday, July 21, 2013 1pm Citi Field Queens, NY Don't forget to bring (non-aerosol) sunscreen and water to the field - seats are i.. Read More...

MilitaryKidsConnect.org seeks participants16-Jan-2013

The military family resource MiltaryKidsConnect.org is looking for participants for a documentary on children in military families. The documentary focuses on children with parents in the military.. Read More...

Brain Injury Research Surveys - Participants Needed30-Oct-2012

There are a few research studies looking for participants. All involve taking a survey, but have different participation needs. Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group Surveys .. Read More...

NYS TBI 5-year Plan Released16-Aug-2012

The NYS Department of Health has released the NYS TBI Five-Year Action Plan (available for download as a pdf (http://www.health.ny.gov/facilities/long_term_care/docs/2012_nys_tbi_5year_plan.pdf))... Read More...

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