The Brain Injury Association of New York State has a network of community-based chapters throughout New York State. Chapters provide an outlet for the brain injury community to gather and meet others going through similar circumstances in their local community. Chapters provide hope, information, personal growth opportunities, and advocacy for people with brain injury and their families and friends. BIANYS staff support these groups to strengthen their capabilities. Quite often, chapters meet monthly and often have guest speakers and, at times, organize recreational activities.

Presently, there are chapters in New York City and Rochester. To learn more about a chapter in your community, please contact the Chapter contact listed below, or contact Tory Chalmers at 518-459-7911 or

NYC Chapter
Email Mauricio Blandino, Chapter Chair, at or email or contact Tory Chalmers at 518-459-7911

Rochester Chapter
Email or contact Tory Chalmers at 518-459-7911


CLICK HERE to read the BIANYS Chapter Guidebook.