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Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City
Our Vision and Mission – Our vision is to be the voice of brain injury in our community. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by brain injury.
Information and Resources:
BIAKS frequently receives calls regarding area resources, including names of rehab facilities and professionals that are familiar with brain injury. Since these resources are constantly being updated, it is highly suggested that our Resource Liaison be contacted directly to give accurate and current answers to these questions.BIAKS is part of the National Brain Injury Information Center. Call 800-444-6443 or 913-754-8883, extension 1, to reach our Resource Liaison.
Links to other resources that can be found on our site include:
The Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Network for Kansans
Find local resources throughout the state of Kansas: TBIoptions
Kansas TBI Waiver
Disability Rights Center of Kansas
Assistive Technology for Kansans
American Stroke Association
National Brain Tumor Society
Family Caregiver Alliance
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Social Security Disability Application
Social Security and Disability Resource Center
Social Security Compassionate Allowances
American Red Cross
Training, education and professional development are important parts of BIAKS programming. After all, knowledge is a powerful thing. It is critical that people receive accurate and timely information about brain injury.
Survivor and Family Member Seminars – BIAKS presents two seminars each fall for survivors of brain injury and their family members. These seminars offer opportunities to meet others facing the same hurdles, talk with area service providers and learn more about brain injury. I
Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) – A national certification program that establishes best practices for the training of individuals working with this population. Because of the wide variety of unique skills and knowledge required of those who treat persons with brain injury, certification is designed to address specific training issues in brain injury services and to complement other existing credentials.
Why attend a support group meeting?
Some essential elements of a support group are:
Active, involved listening to others
Others' care and being heard
Meeting and accepting each others' needs
Receiving understanding and giving an opportunity for others to be understood
An awareness of common needs and strengths
A place to find courage and to take risks
Providing an atmosphere to get in touch with oneself
Please visit our website or Contact us for more information:
Online Contact Form
Support Group Locator