The Brain Injury Association of New York State is organizing another day of action, visibility, and advocacy on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 in Albany.

BIANYS is committed to protecting specialized services for individuals affected by Brain Injury.  As such, we invite individuals, caregivers, family members, and advocates to come to Albany to share personal stories, meet with legislators, see the legislative process, and show support for brain injury awareness and increase funding for the Continuum of Care for Resource Facilitation program.

Last year we welcomed over 150 people to the Legislative Office Building to help raise concerns that are impacting the brain injury community and collectively our voice is strong. Join us for 2024 to grow that number and continue to make our voice heard. Click the button below to register today!

*A box lunch will be provided for those that pre-register for Advocacy Day.

Pre-Registration for Advocacy Day has closed.

  • 9:30-10:15am Registration/Check in
  • 10:15-10:45am Welcome Remarks Executive Director, Eileen Reardon and   Director of Advocacy and Engagement, Christina LeBeau
  • 10:45-11:00am Living Resources Chorus
  • 11:00-11:15am Kristine and Conan O’Rourke, Caregiver & Survivor
  • 11:00-11:30am Legislative Speakers, (Continues throughout the Day)
  • 11:30-12:00pm James V. McDonald M.D., M.P.H., Commissioner of   Health
  • 12:00-12:15pm Andrea Kim, Caretaker
  • 12:15-12:30pm Caleb Brunick, Brain Injury Survivor
  • 12:30-1:00pm Lunch*
  • 1:00-1:30pm Dr. Ann Marie T. Sullivan, Commissioner of Mental Health
  • 1:30-2:00pm Cynthia Gayton, Caregiver
  • 2:00-3:00pm Meetings with Legislators*/Speaking program

Preparing for Advocacy Day:

Additional Advocacy Day materials are coming soon.

We would like to recognize Assembly Member Aileen Gunther, Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, for sponsoring the Brain Injury Association of New York State’s 2024 Advocacy Day. Assembly Member Gunther continues to go above and beyond for the brain injury community.

 Questions? Contact Christina LeBeau, Director of Advocacy & Engagement at: or (518) 459-7911.

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