A car accident, a stroke, a war injury, a terrible fall: whatever the cause, a traumatic brain injury has a life-altering impact. Annually assisting over 500 individuals and families throughout Northern Virginia and the Rappahannock and Winchester areas, BIS empowers survivors with the resources, skills, and support they need to lead fulfilling lives. Nine core programs (using cutting-edge technologies and therapeutic methods) meet their varied needs. When the pandemic began, one-on-one case management, individual and family counseling, day programs, assistive technology, supportive employment services, and respite and self-care classes for caregivers moved online. Many clients still need devices and wifi access, and special precautions will need to be in place for already injured clients to return in person. But these person-centered services matter: they empower survivors and foster independence and dignity – even more critical in challenging times.
Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County
Where They Operate: VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-Prince William County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church
Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+); All
Population(s) Served: Individuals with Disabilities; Veterans/Military Families
Schools They Work In: If necessary, we work with local schools to ensure a smooth transition for the children we serve.
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Awards & Recognition
Brain Injury Services has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 2001
2014 Fairfax Chamber of Commerce “Nonprofit of the Year”
Recognition by the House and Senate of Virginia’s General Assembly for 25 Years of Service to Citizens with Brain Injury and their Families
2010 Civil Justice Foundation Award Winner of 20 years - "Years of Excellence"
- Mount Vernon: Brain Injury Services' Programs Promote Independent Living
Wed Aug 3 2016, The Connection Newspaper
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Wed Jun 29 2016, WUSA 9
Professor at the University of Virginia with a young woman in Centreville who has a brain injury make a fascinating connection.
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