BIAWA is piloting a new initiative:
The Brain Injury Advisory and Advocacy Program
The Brain Injury Advisory and Advocacy Program is designed to provide expert guidance and advice to help individuals and families affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Often referred to as an acquired brain injury, a non-traumatic brain injury causes damage to the brain by internal factors, such as a lack of oxygen, exposure to toxins, pressure from a tumor, etc. Examples of NTBI include:
- Infectious disease that affects the brain (i.e., meningitis)
- Lack of oxygen supply to the brain (i.e., heart attack)
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force. Traumatic impact injuries can be defined as closed (or non-penetrating) or open (penetrating). Examples of a TBI include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Sports injuries
The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) is proud to serve the community of both Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injuries when other agencies do not.
The program’s focus is on providing personalized guidance to individuals with brain injury and their families by a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS).
BIAWA Phone Support
The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington is currently operating at reduced capacity and still able to respond to the needs of our community. We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times. Our dedicated team is available to answer phone calls and provide support during specific hours. You can reach us on Tuesdays between 9 am and 12 pm, and on Thursdays from 1 pm to 4 pm. We remain committed to serving our community and offering assistance to those impacted by brain injuries. You can contact us at 206-467-4800.