Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ)

The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ) is a non-profit organization working to improve the lives of those living with brain injuries and their families.

The Arizona Governor’s Council on Spinal and Head Injuries supports the Alliance’s resource facilitation, coordination activities and related services.

BIAAZ provides:

  • Resource facilitation and coordination for brain injury survivors and family members,
  • Education for professionals, survivors, families, and community members,
  • Public awareness and advocacy activities.

On their website, you’ll find:

BIAAZ is a member of the United States Brain Injury Alliance.

To learn more: Visit the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona.

Events

Below you will find a list of events the Alliance is offering to the community (survivors, caregivers, family members and professionals). Registration is required to attend their events. If you have any questions you can contact info@biaaz.org.

For a listing of other events being offered by BIAAZ please visit their Events Calendar.

BIAAZ Support Groups

BIAAZ offers several different support groups around the state of Arizona. There are options for virtual and in person.

In-Person: Phoenix Survivor & Caregiver Suport Group

Virtual: Brain Cave Mens Discussion, BIAAZ Statewide Group, East Valley Group, Families of Brain Injury Group, National Distracted and Drunk Driving Group, She Shed Womens, Southern AZ Group and Stroke Support Group

Please visit their website for additional information on days, times, location and how you can join. Support Groups Page.

Unmasking Brain Injury

All masks, along with the survivor stories, will be displayed throughout the state of Arizona in an effort to increase awareness and educate Arizona’s communities about the impacts and prevalence of brain injury.

There are several ways you can participate and support this important project.

Survivors of all types of brain injury, stroke, TBI, concussion, brain tumor, brain bleed, or brain aneurism are invited to complete and submit the Mask Request Form that is located on BIAAZ website. Follow the link below for more information.

BIAAZ Unmasking Brain Injury Project

Survivor Sunday

Survivor Sunday with L.A. Chandlar!

L.A. Chandlar is the award-winning author of the ART DECO MYSTERY SERIES nominated for the Agatha, Lefty, Macavity, Silver Falchion, and Anthony Awards, winner of Suspense Magazine’s highest award: The Crimson Scribe, book of the year; as well as the GANYC Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature.

Date: Sunday, December 17th, 2023 Time: 1:00 PM (AZ/MST)

Registration is required to attend and for survivors ONLY. 

Please visit the Event Page for additional information and to register.

Think Tall - Don't Fall

Come join BIAAZ for this virtual series to build skills and boost abilities. This is for survivors of any type of brain injury or trauma.

With a series of simple, adaptable movements that activate the mind and body for whole brain functioning you can improve your balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, and reflexes. In addition, your mental clarity and mood will improve.

The instructor is adept at providing accommodations for those with limited mobility or who use a wheelchair.

The series runs Thursdays from September 14th – December 14th, 2023 from 2pm-3pm (AZ Time). 

Registration is required to attend. Please visit the BIAAZ Event Page to find the sessions you want to register for.

Let's Go To The Movies

Join BIAAZ for the next MCU experience, The Marvels!

This event is for neuro professionals, brain injury survivors, and family caregivers who would benefit from an afternoon out.

Please notify us immediately at 602-508-8024 if you are using a wheelchair and would like a wheelchair spot instead of a theater seat.

Date: Friday, November 10th, 2023

Time: 6:00pm

Meet at 5:30pm at Regal Theater in Gilbert at 1012 S Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296.

To register please visit the EVENT PAGE for more information. 

Coffee with the Authors

Join BIAAZ  and Dr. Marilyn Sanders for another session “Coffee with the Authors” on Friday, October 27th, 2023! 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Dr. Marilyn R. Sanders is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist caring for critically ill babies, infants, and their families and a Professor of Pediatrics at the UCONN School of Medicine. She also provides neurodevelopmental follow-up for babies and infants. Her scholarly interest is providing trauma-informed care to hospitalized newborns, infants, young children, and their families. Her focus is the impact of the autonomic nervous system’s sense of safety, danger, or life threat on our emotions and behavior. She lectures throughout the United States and Europe.

Date: October 27th, 2023
Time: 10:00am (AZ/PST)

This event will be held over the Zoom platform. You will receive an email invite to join the event.

Please visit the EVENT PAGE for more information and details.

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