Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania

Mission Statement

The mission of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania is to foster a community of education, advocacy, supports, and research to maximize the quality of life for those with brain injuries and their families.

About Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania

The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania (BIAPA) provides services and support to people affected by brain injury. >Education to individuals with brain injury, family members, professionals, employers, schools, government agencies, and the public. >Information on ways to prevent brain injury; increasing helmet usage for children and decreasing underage drinking are key targets. >Support Group Coordination for people who have had brain injury and their families including information on programs, guest speakers, and direction on support group development. >Advocacy by members of the BIAPA working with local, state, and federal governments to promote legislation and policy regarding treatment, research, education, and prevention. No two brain injuries are alike . . . A brain injury can affect who we are and the way we think, act and feel. It can change everything in a matter of seconds. The effects of a brain injury are complex and vary greatly from person to person. It is important to know that symptoms are not always seen immediately after a brain injury, but may show up later. Life after brain injury is a process of rediscovery and HOPE. Although each injury is unique, there are others experiencing similar circumstances. A community of people who share the same issues and concerns can be accessed through the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania.

Contact Information

Lesa Vivio Phone: 412-401-0428 lesavivio@gmail.com