If You Can Talk, You Can Help



The BIAU is fortunate to receive funds from the TBI fund. With these funds, we facilitate miracles. But as of today, not all TBI survivors are taking advantage of these incredible resources simply because they do not know the extent of what we can do for them. Can you help us reach them? There are thousands of Utahns who sustain brain injuries every year, and we want every single one of them to walk through our doors. We can help survivors and their families understand what the doctors don’t often explain. We can direct them to the most needed services. For each resource facilitation appointment we provide, free of charge to the recipient, we receive compensation from the TBI Fund. This enables the BIAU to educate, orient, and support TBI survivors totally free of cost. If they are low income and/or do not have insurance, we can also provide many continuing resources at no charge. For example, a neuropsych evaluation is so important to understanding brain injuries, but they are often very expensive. The TBI Fund allows us to help victims with the costs of these costly, yet vitally important diagnostic procedures. It also covers recovery therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, yoga, and caregiver support. Glenn Lanham, BIAU’s Executive Director, is traveling throughout Utah in order to spread the word about these unbelievable resources. He needs your help. The TBI Fund provides services that are absolutely free for anyone with a brain injury! So, can you help us? 1. Spread the word. If you hear of a fall, an accident, or a hospitalization, take a...

Yoga, Climbing and Reading Support Groups

Yoga, Climbing and Reading Support Groups

The BIAU has established new partnerships with Full Circle Yoga and Momentum Climbing in an effort to broaden our outreach and support to the brain injury community. Also, a new youth support group for children with brain injury, Story Time with Mrs. Bee, began this month! The yoga, climbing and story time sessions are each scheduled monthly. We will seek additional private funding to grow these valuable...

If You Live in Washington County, We’ve Got Good News!



One of the challenges the BIAU faces is a lack of resources for those who are not along the Wasatch Front. To help solve that problem, the BIAU, in partnership with Intermountain Healthcare, has initiated a new support group in St. George, for those in Washington County. This brain injury support group is facilitated by healthcare professionals who have a passion for providing extraordinary care to our community. The format will include breakout groups for caregivers and survivors of brain injury. The forum includes educational opportunities as well as open discussion. You can help us kickstart the program by participating! If you have any questions or would like more information about the support group, please contact Spencer Poulson at (435) 251-6817. Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Presented by The Southern Utah Neurosciences Institute Taylor Health Sciences Building, 1526 S Medical Center Drive, St. George 6:00 p.m. 4th Wednesday of Every...

The Easiest Way to Spend 3 Months in Jail: Text & Drive



Texting & Driving Is Deadly Consequences for texting while driving could include 3 months in jail and/or a $750 fine.* If an officer sees you on his phone, he doesn’t need another excuse, he can pull you over and ticket you. Texting while driving is classified as a misdemeanor. 13.5% of all TBI incidences are results of motor vehicle accidents.** These strict Utah phone use laws are a major effort to prevent traumatic brain injuries. In this law’s first year, over 1,600 texters were pulled over and 126 crashes were a result of phone use.*** TBI Also Caused From Falls Though we often think of car accidents when we talk about TBIs, a surprising 46.7% of traumatic brain injuries are results of falls.** The state may not have any laws about prevention in this area, but there are some things you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from these kinds of TBIs: • Exercise helps you maintain good balance and strength. • Removing clutter that could cause a fall. Remember, prevention is a personal decision. Will you commit to avert TBIs by not using your phone when driving? Will you help yourself and your family avoid falls by keeping walkways clear of clutter? Do your part to protect. *http://www.drivinglaws.org/utah.php **http://www.health.utah.gov/vipp/topics/traumatic-brain-injury/...

Do one of the following apply to you? If so, we ask a favor.



You have an Acquired Brain Injury Acquired (ABI) and oxygen related brain injuries are often just as difficult to cope with as TBI, including strokes, illnesses, substance abuse, and tumors. Resources are not as readily available for ABI victims. If you have an ABI and need support, please call us for a free consultation. Your work supports TBI survivors One of our main goals is to get TBI survivors back to normal life, including work. If your profession includes supporting brain injury survivors, including therapy, medical or educational support, we want you as part of our referral network. Please contact us today. You are looking for a meaningful place to contribute Financial resources are the waters of life in the game of public service. We rely on Utah’s TBI Fund, as well as corporate sponsors and private donations to provide free resource facilitation and services to those who walk through our doors. Please make a contribution to our cause! • Monthly or One-Time Private Donation • Corporate Sponsorships • Conference Scholarship Contribution Donate online!...