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Podcast and Videos

Below is our Podcasts, YouTube Channel and Newsletter sections. Please email us at info@biawa.org if you have a story to tell that inspires and helps our community.


Brain Injury Today is the official podcast of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington is produced in collaboration with Goal 17 Media.

28.) May 19, 2022 - Ableism and Brain Injury - Ableism impacts individuals with physical disabilities as well as those who are neurodiverse. In this episode, we discuss what ableism is and how it impacts those with disabilities, particularly those in the brain injury community. Sabrina speaks with Seth Barronian, a brain injury survivor with physical disabilities and who is also neurodiverse, and Alan Barronian, his father and caregiver, about their experiences with ableism.

27.) April 21, 2022 - Building Community and Finding Support - In this episode of the Brain Injury Today Podcast, new host Sabrina Bonaparte PhD, explores the importance of finding and building a community of survivors of brain injury. Her husband, Brandon Blake suffered a traumatic brain injury 8 years ago and found a community of people whom he could relate and recover with. One of the people Brandon met in a support group is his friend, Christian Rusby. This episode explores the importance of support groups and community for both survivors of brain injury and their caregivers.

26.) March 31, 2022 - A Roadmap for Accelerating Progress - Dr. Monica Vavilala is a board-certified anesthesiologist and director of Harborview's Injury Prevention and Research Center. Earlier this year, Dr. Vavilala served on a task force to help update and personalize traumatic brain injuries to guide patient care better. In this conversation, Dr. Vavilala shares why this update and personalization for traumatic brain injuries is crucial for doctors and patients.

25.) January 19, 2022 - The Ultimate Guidebook for Brain Injury Survivors, Caregivers and Professionals (Pt. 2) - Continued discussion with Richard Adler, Dr. Samuel Browd, and Dr. Gary Stobbe about the new groundbreaking book called Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Survivors and Families.

24.) December 16, 2021 - Reflecting on 2021 - 2021 has been another challenging year, but there is plenty of good to reflect on as we head into a new year full of new possibilities. In this episode, Deborah chats with BIAWA Board Member and former Board President Allison Mollner about some of their favorite Brain Injury Today episodes and the power of using personal stories to educate and build community.

23.) November 18, 2021 - The Ultimate Guidebook for Brain Injury Survivors, Caregivers and Professionals (Pt. 1) - First of a two part episode about a groundbreaking new book called Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Survivors and Families. BIAWA Board Member Richard Adler, who authored the book, joins Deborah along with Brandon Blake and Sabrina Bonaparte, who contributed their perspectives as a survivor and caregiver, to discuss how it can serve as an invaluable resource for those navigating the difficulties of brain injury.

To listen to previous Brain Injury Today Podcasts visit our Podcast Archive.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at BrainInjuryWA

2021 Jason Gasseling Miracleman - BIAWA Gala video highlight



2021 Brain Injury Awareness Month Virtual Concert - featuring Heart by Heart




November 7, 2019 - BIAWA B.I.G. Gala Video - Unbreakable

This video features our 2019 Honorary Chair recipient, Richard Adler and the law firm of Adler Giersch and the incredible contributions Richard and his team have made to the brain injury community. Thank you Richard!


July 31, 2019 - 2019 Walk, Run & Roll

BIAWA's Walk Run & Roll brings together individuals of all abilities at Seattle's Green Lake Park. Every dollar raised goes to support Brain Injury survivors, their loved ones, and caregivers.


November 14, 2018 - BIAWA 2018 B.I.G. Gala Video - Igniting Hope

Igniting Hope


October 25, 2018 - BIAWA 2017 B.I.G. Gala Video

I'm still me.


November 10, 2016 - Chanel Cogan - Sharing Her Story of Brain Injury

BIAWA is dedicated to a world where Brain Injury is prevented and every person already affected by its impact benefits from resources that maximize their quality of life.


Visit the BrainInjuryWA YouTube Channel for more BIAWA videos.

Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council (TBI Council) and the TBI Pathway Team have produced a series of videos designed to help people find  self-advocacy and empowerment using Person Centered Planning techniques


“What is TBI?” [Watch Video]
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and how can it effect a person?

Person Centered Planning [Watch Video]

Person Centered Practices are simple tools that help people clarify what’s important and to develop a simple plan that they can implement.

Returning to School and TBI [Watch Video]

Returning to school and the world of education after a Brain Injury.

Independent Living and TBI [Watch Video]

Learning to live independently after a Traumatic Brain Injury.

Traumatic Brain Injury TBI and Return to Work [Watch Video]

Learning to not only survive but to thrive at home and in the work place.

Download our current March 2022 MindMatters Newsletter

Visit our Newsletter Archive for past editions of our newsletter.

Events & Happenings

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BIAWA now offers Pooled Trust Services!

Pooled Trusts are stable investment options that allow beneficiaries to maintain government benefits.

Find out more about PACT

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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

This guide also offers informational, medical, legal, and support services that have a keen understanding of the evaluation, representation, and treatment of TBI.

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Brain Injury: What you need to know

A Guide for Survivors of Brain Injury, their Loved Ones, Caregivers, and the Professionals who Serve Them.

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