The mission of the Brain Injury Association of New York State is to promote awareness, understanding and prevention of brain injury through education, advocacy, and community support services that lead toward reduced incidence and improved outcomes for children and adults with brain injuries and their families.

The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) is a statewide non-profit membership organization that advocates on behalf of individuals with brain injuries and their families. Established in 1982, BIANYS provides education, advocacy, and community support services that lead to improved outcomes for children and adults with brain injuries and their families. The Association also offers a toll free family help line, chapters and support groups throughout the state, prevention programs, mentoring programs, a video library, and publications library. BIANYS plays a central role in the development of public policy on the federal, state and local level.