Texas Brain Injury Alliance (Texas BIA) provides help, hope and a voice for Texans who have sustained a brain injury. TexasBIA is the only statewide non-profit organization wholly committed to helping brain injury survivors prevail.
It is one of 20 state Brain Injury Alliances chartered by the United States Brain Injury Alliance and dedicated to improving lives for individuals who live with brain injury, their families, and the professionals who serve them through awareness, prevention, advocacy, support, research, education and community engagement. Brain Injury is not an event – it marks the start of a neurological disease that most often lasts a lifetime. Individuals who sustain a brain injury must have quick access to expert trauma care, followed by specialized rehabilitation and lifelong disease management to live healthy, independent and satisfying lives. Contact us at 1-800-392-0040 or at www.texasbia.org
Brain injury is not an event or an outcome. It is the start of a misdiagnosed, misunderstood, under-funded neurological disease. Individuals who sustain brain injuries must have timely access to expert trauma care, specialized rehabilitation, lifelong disease management and individualized services and supports in order to live healthy, independent and satisfying lives.
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the voice of brain injury. They are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury through advocacy, education and research. With a nationwide network of more than 40 chartered state affiliates and hundreds of local chapters and support groups, BIAA provides help, hope and healing for individuals who live with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them. www.biausa.org
The Brain Injury Network of Dallas, BIND, is a Texas based non-profit corporation and member of The International Brain Injury Clubhouse Alliance (BICA), www.braininjuryclubhouses.net. Joining 16 operating brain injury clubhouses in the United States, Canada and Australia, BIND is the only member of IBICA located in Texas.
BIND provides supportive services for adult survivors of stroke and brain injury, joining the gap between medical rehabilitation with independent community living. BIND’s mission is to provide brain injury survivors the opportunity for lifelong, functional gains across all areas of recovery so each may live the most independent, productive life possible.
Bind’s vision is to continue to build our network of connections and open a Brain Injury Clubhouse in Collin County by the end of 2014. For more information about BIND please visit the website: http:www.thebind.org.
RISE’s mission is to assist persons with physical challenges to Recover, Inspire, Succeed and Empower themselves and others by providing inclusive adaptive recreational sports programs. All RISE programs are completely 100% free of charge. No membership fees. No participation fees. No equipment fee. Reservations are required and can be made online at www.riseadaptivesports.org or by calling (469) 762-5075. All RISE programs are are 100% supported by volunteers. There are events, activities, clinics and training. Programs include: adaptive skating, boating, camping, golf, group outings, handcycling, indoor soccer, kayaking, power soccer, rugby, swimming, tubing and water skiing.