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 minute to reach out and suggest that the BIAU can help.
2. Share online.
We have a wonderful online community! Visit our FB page, https://www.facebook.com/BIAUtah. Stay in touch about current events, industry research and more! Give us a thumbs-up, like our page, and share what you love to those in your community.
3. Serve in your community.
If you provide services to the brain injury survivors and their families in your area, you are already serving in your community! Help us grow our referral network, by sharing with other professionals what the BIAU offers.
We are looking for physical therapists, occupational therapists, mental health experts, rehabilitation centers, acute and sub-acute hospital teams to help share our message, and for us to provide quality connections for our patrons for needed services.