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  • Title: The Brain Injury Association of Mississippi
    Descriptive info: .. Brain Injury Association.. of Mississippi.. The Brain Injury Association of Mississippi is a non profit with a mission to enhance the quality of life for survivors of brain.. and/or spinal cord injury and their families and to develop programs to prevent such injuries.. HOME.. ABOUT.. MEMBERSHIP.. SUPPORT GROUPS.. CALENDAR.. NEWS.. EDUCATION.. RESOURCES.. PREVENTION.. ART OF RECOVERY.. TBI.. Veterans.. Athletes.. CONTACT.. LIBRARY.. MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH!.. IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!.. A.. R.. T.. -.. E.. S.. Jackson, MS Support Group - March 28, 2013!.. We will not have a support group on Monday, March 25, 2013.. We are moving the support group to the Capitol for Brain Injury Awareness Day! BIA of MS will be at the capitol from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.. Look forward to seeing you there.. 2012 Support Group Christmas Pictures.. /.. View Gala Photos Here.. Salute to Our Heroes Photo Gallery.. Are you a TBI or SCI survivor and  ...   called the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.. Read More.. MAKE THE CONNECTIO.. N.. Share the experiences.. N: and s.. Please take just a moment and help us make our website more accessible.. Click here.. to tell us what you think.. upport.. The BIA of MS is beginning a brand new project called Art Restart.. It is for all brain and/or spinal cord injury survivors at no cost whatsoever.. Come and enjoy time with our staff and other survivors, caregivers and professionals.. First class is March 06, 2013.. for additional information.. 2012 Fall Newsletter.. Protect Your Head With A Helmet.. Five Good Reasons to Wear a Helmet.. Here's how to get your children to wear a helmet and prevent injuries.. Learn More.. Sweetness Follows.. The story of Sam Lane and his amazing.. recovery from a TBI in 2007.. MSBIA 2012 Corporate Sponsors.. Click here to donate!.. Copyright 2010 MSBIA, All Rights Reserved.. SITE DESIGN BY.. DIG..

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  • Title: The Brain Injury Association of Mississippi
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  • Title: About the Brain Injury Association of Mississippi
    Descriptive info: "Improving the quality of life for survivors of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries and their families and supporting programs designed to prevent injuries".. About the Association.. The Brain Injury Association of Mississippi was founded in 1987 and serves people throughout the state of Mississippi.. It is a private, non-profit corporation whose goal is to serve persons with traumatic brain and spinal cord Injuries, their families, caregivers, and professionals.. The Association is an affiliated member of the.. Brain Injury Association of America.. The Brain Injury Association of Mississippi is a.. 501(c)(3).. corporation.. As such, all donations, gifts, membership dues and bequests are.. tax deductible.. YOU CAN HELP THE BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION MAKE A DIFFERENCE!.. Through.. donations.. , gifts,.. membership dues.. , special events and grants, the Brain Injury Association of Mississippi is  ...   statewide,.. toll free 800 telephone help line.. (1-800-444-6443).. Executive Committee Members.. Chairman - Howard T.. Katz, M.. D.. Vice President - Mr.. Wayne Ferrell, Esq.. Treasurer - Robert Sevier, Ph.. D.. Secretary - Mr.. Richard Lieding, MSSH.. Board of Directors.. Dr.. Donna Cassell.. Mr.. Gerald Cotton.. Ms.. Amanda Ellis, RN, MSN, CNOR.. Nat Fentress, MS, CRC.. Nan Frascogna.. Mrs.. Terri Galloway.. Jeanne Halliwell.. William F.. Heard.. Terry Johnson.. Janie Jones.. Janice Knight.. Edward L.. Manning, Ph.. Mary Lou Matthews.. Miss.. Nicole Marquez.. Jan Nash.. Eric Ray, Esq.. Bert Rubinsky.. Richard Schwartz, Esq.. Michael Sullivan.. Nancy Tharp.. STAFF.. Lee Jenkins, Executive Director.. Dana C.. Pierce, Associate Director.. home.. |.. about.. membership.. about brain injury.. support groups.. calendar.. news newsletter.. education.. resources links.. prevention.. art of recovery.. library |.. contact.. Copyright MSBIA, All Rights Reserved..

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  • Title: Join The Brain Injury Association of Mississippi
    Descriptive info: Membership Donations.. Your Membership in BIA of MS can.. Strengthen and expand support groups.. Maintain an information and referral service.. Promote legislation for brain and spinal cord injury.. Develop prevention and public awareness.. Sponsor projects such as art of recovery.. Sponsor conferences for families, survivors and professionals.. The Brain Injury Association of Mississippi is a 501(c)(3) corporation.. MSBIA Membership Brochure.. - PDF.. Annual/Lifetime Membership Form..

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  • Title: Getting Support for Brain Injury Patients
    Descriptive info: Support Groups.. Why Attend a Support Group Meeting?.. The purpose of a support group is sharing with and supporting one another for the mutual benefit of the total group.. 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.. Positive and negative views can be expressed without judgment or labeling.. If you would like to begin a support group in your area or assist with a support group listed below,  ...   Injury and Spinal Cord Injury.. Education/Awareness/Support/Friendship/Encouragement.. Jackson, MS Brain Injury Support Group.. 6:30 p.. m.. St Dominic Hospital,.. Campbell Room Lower Level.. (601) 981 - 1021.. Gulf Coast Brain Injury Support Group.. Lee Kesterson and Ms.. Kori Winstead.. Ocean Springs NeuroScience Building.. Ocean Springs, MS.. (601) 981 - 1021.. Vicksburg Brain Injury Support Group.. 1st Thursday of every month ( 6:30p.. ).. River Region Health System.. West Campus.. Veterans with Brain Injury Support Group.. VA Hospital.. Sarah Carranza.. Biloxi, Mississippi.. (601)981-1021.. MS Delta - Greenwood Brain Injury Support Group.. Garden Park.. (662) 392 - 5244.. North Mississippi - Tupelo Support Group.. LIFE of MS - All Disabilites.. Michael Sullivan, Facilitator.. 1051 Cliff Gookin.. msullivan1966@hotmail.. com.. (662) 844 - 663.. 3..

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  • Title: MSBIA Calendar of Events
    Descriptive info: Calendar of Events.. Coming Soon!..

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  • Title: MBSIA News and Newsletters
    Descriptive info: Brain Injury in the News.. January 24, 2013.. Father of four commits suicide as a result of suffering from CTE.. January 23, 2013.. The HOLY Grail of spotting brain injury in athletes may have been discovered.. BIA of MS pushes for helmet ordinance in city of Jackson.. January 22, 2013.. Signs of brain injury show up in scans of living, retired NFL players.. Jackson City Council adopts helmet law.. January 19, 2013.. MDOH among agenices support SB 2228 - Concussions in youth sports.. January 17, 2013.. Judge orders sanity review in Afghan massacre case.. January 11, 2013.. Football head injuries increasing due to faster, bigger players.. January 10, 2013.. Doctors say Junior Seau's brain was damamged by head trauma.. January 08, 2013.. Comedian Larry Miller recovers from a brain injury!.. January 07, 2013.. Clinton back at work after brain injury.. January 03, 2013.. Long-Term Consequenses for those suffering TBIs.. January 02, 2013.. Devastating injury to teen's brain due to second impact syndrome.. Hillary Clinton has blood clot near the brain.. January 01, 2013.. Second Impact Syndrome in high school football.. December 31, 2012.. Clinton's blood clot in her heard near right ear.. December 18, 2012.. Paralyzed mom controls robotic arm using her thoughts.. December 13, 2012.. "Hard Hits" - Concussion assessments advance through technology.. Council delays  ...   music training to treat brain injuries.. November 19, 2012.. WLBT (NBC) Channel 3 TV - 10 year old little boy killed in ATV accident.. November 05, 2012.. The Clarion Ledger - Leaders should join forces to provide best in health care.. San Francisco Chronicle - Good News on 2012 Veteran's Day: Treatment for PTSD and TBI Among Vets.. November 04, 2012.. The Sun Herald - Mississippi ranks high for traumatic brain injuries.. October 31, 2012.. Medical Research - New hope for survivors of stroke and traumatic brain injury.. October 28, 2012.. The Clarion Ledger - State's number of traumatic brain-injuries are among highest in the nation.. The Clarion Ledger - Care is a struggle for families of brain injury survivors.. October 17, 2012.. Helmet Ordinance: For the Best? You Decide.. October 16, 2012.. USA Today - Dale Earnhardt, Jr.. sustains serious concussion.. (#88) meets with concussion specialist.. September 29, 2012.. "Remember the Titans" coach gives message of giving back.. September 20, 2012.. Huffington Post - TBI Treatment, Diagnosis Continues to Elude Military Doctors.. August 31, 2012.. US Department of Defense - Military leads in treating TBI.. Winter, 2012.. ABC 20/20 - Congressman Gifford and her husbandd share their story about TBI with Diane Sawyer.. January 11,2012.. First Lady, Michelle Obama, Announces New Program to Help TBI Survivors..

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  • Title: About the Brain Injury Association of Mississippi
    Descriptive info: March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!!.. Did you know March is Brain Injury Awareness Month? Each March the Brain Injury Association of MS partners with other organizations, businesses, schools, survivors and their families to create awareness and understanding about brain injury.. The BIA of MS has begun the 2013 Art of Recovery.. Brain Injury Awareness Day will be proclaimed March 28, 2013 where the Art of Recovery will be unveiled at the MS Capitol Rotunda.. Please come and support all the artists and other survivors as we strive to bring awareness to brain and spinal cord injury.. Brain injury awareness month is being kicked off with a new project called Art Restart which is a free art program for all brain and/or spinal cord injury survivors.. There will be no charge to participate in this program.. Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at 1:00 PM is when the first class will begin.. Each week will have an artist at the class.. We will also have different projects to do each week.. If you would like to participate or know someone who would, let us know.. The Facts.. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow, jolt or bump to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.. 1.. 7 million people, including 475,000  ...   brain injury are exactly alike.. For some, brain injury is the start of a lifelong disease process.. The injury requires access to a full continuum of medically necessary treatment and community-based supports furnished by interdisciplinary teams of qualified and specialized clinicians working in accredited programs and appropriate settings.. The costs to treat brain injuries are staggering:.. Average hospital-based acute rehab is about $8,000 per day.. Range for post-acute residential is about $850 to $2,500 per day.. Day treatment programs (e.. g.. , 4 hours of therapy) are about $600 to $1000 with no room/board.. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.. , direct medical costs and indirect medical costs of TBI, such as lost productivity, totaled an estimated $76.. 3 billion each year.. Since anyone can sustain a brain injury at any time, it is important for everyone to have access to comprehensive rehabilitation and ongoing disease management.. Doing so eases medical complications, permanent disability, family dysfunction, job loss, homelessness, impoverishments, medical indigence, suicide and involvement with the criminal or juvenile justice system.. Access to early, comprehensive treatment for brain injury also alleviates the burden of long term care that is transferred to tax payers at the federal, state and local levels.. Brent Masel, Nation Medical Director for the Brain Injury Association of America..

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  • Title: Resources for more Information on Traumatic Brain Injuries
    Descriptive info: Resources Link.. Medicaid Application and Waivers.. MS Medicaid Application for the Blind, Disabled and Eldery.. MS Medicaid Aged and Disabled Eligibility.. MS Medicaid LongTerm Care Eligibility Guide.. Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Waiver.. Independent Living Waiver Pamphlet.. Elderly and Disabled Home and Community Based Waiver.. Important Phone Numbers.. Americans with Disabilities Hotline.. 1-800-514-0301.. Americans with Disabilities (TDD).. 1-800-514-0383.. Brain Injury Association, Inc (National).. 703-761-0750.. Brain Injury Association of MS Help Line.. 1-800-641-6442.. Brain Injury Association of MS.. (601) 981-1021.. MS Dept.. of Rehabilitation Services.. 1-800-443-1000.. MS Client  ...   Children Youth With Disabilities.. 1-800-695-0285.. Social Security Administration.. 1-800-772-1213.. Helpful Links.. American Stroke Association.. BIAA State Affiliates.. Center for Disease Control.. Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities.. Disability Rights Mississippi - Formerly known as MS Protection and Advocacy.. LIFE of Mississippi : Living Independently For Everyone.. Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services.. Mississippi Division of Medicaid.. Mississippi Paralysis Association.. Mississippi Parent Training Information Cente.. r.. Safe Kids of Mississippi.. The ARC of Mississippi.. The Coma Waiting Page.. TBI/SCI Trust Fund.. TBI Model System Program - National Data & Statistical Center..

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  • Title: Preventing Brain Injuries
    Descriptive info: Prevention is the only cure for brain injury!.. A brain injury can happen at anytime.. The damage can be long lasting.. broken bones, cracked skulls, lives torn apart! Often it was from something that could have been prevented.. You will find below some of the programs and prevention measures that the Brain Injury Association of Mississippi is dedicated to:.. Sports Concussions.. Mississippi Teen Driving - Graduated Driver's Licensing.. Bicycle Safety - The importance of wearing a helmet!.. ATV Prevention and Safety.. Fall Prevention.. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head.. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.. Doctors may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening.. Even so, their effects can be serious.. Cheerleader Lindsay Novak - relegated to watching her squad after a devastating brain injury.. Mississippi Teen Driving.. Informed parents play a key role in keeping teens safe on the roads of Mississippi.. To view all the latest information on the Graduated Drivers License (GDL) laws, quick tips, risk factors, a crash map and more,.. What is Graduated Driver Licensing?.. A comprehensive graduated driver licensing system consists of a learner's stage, an intermediate stage, and an.. unrestricted driving stage.. Graduated Driver Licensing systems -- often called GDL -- are an effective method for.. reducing the crash risk of new teen drivers.. GDL systems are designed to phase young novice drivers into full driving.. privileges gradually over time so they gain behind-the-wheel experience and develop driving skills in lower-risk.. conditions.. Research studies have shown that strong GDL systems can reduce crash rates among teen drivers up to 40%.. FATALITIES IN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES INVOLVING TEEN DRIVERS.. In 2009, 140 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers in Mississippi.. Over the past five years, Mississippi crashes involving teen drivers claimed 778 lives.. Nationally, since 2000, nearly 81,000 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers.. What is the STAND UP ACT?.. tates must meet the following requirements under the STANDUP Act:.. hree stages of licensing – learner’s permit, intermediate stage, and full licensure – should be used.. ge 16 should be the earliest age for entry into the learner’s permit process.. ighttime driving while unsupervised should be restricted during the learner’s permit and intermediate stages, until full licensure at age 18.. riving while using communication devices (cell phone calls, texting) should be prohibited at least until full licensure at age 18.. U.. nrestricted, full licensure should occur no earlier than age 18.. P.. assengers should be restricted – no more than one non-familial passenger under age 21 unless a licensed driver over age 21 is in the vehicle – until full licensure at age 18.. ny other requirement adopted by the Secretary of Transportation, such as a minimum duration of 6 months and a minimum of 30  ...   child help pick it out.. Always insist that the child wear it.. When you ride together, set by example – wear your own helmet.. Praise and reward each time your child wears their helmet.. Begin the helmet habit with the first bicycle ride.. Encourage other parents to buy and use helmets.. Safety Tips.. Wear a helmet.. Obey signs and signals.. Ride on the right side of the road with traffic.. Watch for road hazards.. Use hand signals.. Lock your bike.. Children Should not ride at night.. Watch for cars in driveways.. Use caution in wet weather.. Be predictable.. Give your bike regular check-ups.. Be considerate.. On Sunday morning, May 22nd, Jan Morgan was hit by a vehicle while cycling with a friend on HWY 50 near Pheba.. Injured Cyclist's Amazing Recovery - Read the update on Mrs.. Jan Morgan Here.. ATV SAFETY.. To view our power point on ATV Safety and Statistics, please.. Click Here.. Falls Education Awareness on TBI.. Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home.. Many of them are seriously injured, and some of them are disabled.. More than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States.. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of deaths.. They are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admission for trauma.. In 2005, 15,800 people 65 and older died from injuries related to unintentional falls; about 1.. 8 million people 65 and older were treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries from falls and more than 433,000 of these patients were hospitalized.. The rates of fall related deaths among older adults rose significantly over the past decade.. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, or TBI.. In 2000, TBI accounted for 46% of fatal falls among older adults in the United States.. Who is at risk?.. Men are more likely to die from a fall.. After adjusting for age, the fall fatality rate in 2004 was 49% higher for men than for women.. Women are 67% more likely than men to have a nonfatal fall injury.. Rates of fall related fractures among older adults are more than twice as high for women as for men.. The risk of being seriously injured in a fall increases with age.. In 2001, the rates of fall injuries for adults 85 and older were four to five times that of adults ages 65 - 74.. Nearly 85% of deaths from falls in 2004 were among people 75 and older.. People 75 and older who fall are four to five times more likely to be admitted to a long - term care facility for a year or longer.. There is little difference in fatal fall rates between whites and blacks from age 65 - 74.. After age 75, white men have the highest fatality rate, followed by white women, black men, and black women.. White women have significantly higher rates of fall - related hip fractures than black women..

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  • Title: Art of Recovery - Art Exhibition
    Descriptive info: 2013 BIA of MS.. Art of Recovery.. The 2013 BIA of MS Art of Recovery has begun.. Click below if you would like to download the forms.. It's available to anyone with a brain or spinal cord injury regardless of the cause of injury.. Let's bring awareness to a serious problem that occurs way too often.. We look forward to seeing your masterpiece! All artwork must be submitted to the BIA of MS office by March 14, 2013.. 2013 Art of Recovery Letter-Invitation.. 2013 Art of Recovery Release Form.. 2012 BIA of MS.. 2012 Art of Recovery Bid Sheet.. If you are interested in bidding on the art, click the link above, fill out the form and send it NOW!.. 1 - Mary Bates 2 - Opal Bowlin 3 - Joey Brenson 4 - Karen Cadle.. Rainbow Hill TBI Recovery U.. A.. Let There Be Light.. 5 - Karen Cadle 6 - Karen Cadle 7 - Suzzette Cagle 8 - Suzzette Cagle.. Morning is Breaking at the Rez Spine of Life My Garden Sweet Lady.. 9 - Tabitha Carr 10 - Steve Cayson 11 - Shenandoah Clark 12 -  ...   By His Stripes.. 22 - Stuart M.. Irby 23 - Ronnie Jernigan 24 - Brock Kinsey 25 - Randy Lavender.. Once a Predator, Now the Prey America, the Beautiful In Christ, We Belong Castle Trails.. 26 - John Matthews 27 - Josh McAlpin 28 - SGT Mark Mac McAvoy 29 - SGT Mark Mac McAvoy.. My Computer Bed of Roses DNA What I See Everyday.. 30 - Jan Nash 31 - Will Parker 32 - Judith Peebles 33 - Robbie Pipkin.. Lots of Dots My Crockpot, Tasty Every Time Facing TBI Waves of Thought.. 34 - Sandra Purnell 35 - Kelly Putnam 36 - Kelly Putnam 37 - J.. J.. Reed 38 - Brad Rinehart.. Delight Title Unknown Angels Fireworks Rainbow Rain.. 39 - Otis Sanders 40 - Jeff Scribner 41 - Nick Seidl 42 - Patrick Senter.. The Ride The Atlantic Coast Checker Board Blast.. 43 - Charlotte Shipp 50 - Jodie Tharp 51 - Jodie Tharp 44 - Adam Umfress.. Road to Recovery The Swirl Ocean Blue.. Movie Time.. 45 - Adina Welker.. 48 - Emily Word.. 49 - Terae.. Thyme for Courage.. Shining Star.. Spring Butterfly..

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