For more than 35 years, the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC) has been Connecticut’s resource for brain injury awareness, education, resources and support. BIAC’s primary objective is to support individuals with brain injuries, their families, caregivers and brain injury professionals while increasing awareness of brain injury and its prevention.
The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC) was founded in 1981 when Charlotte Kane, the mother of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor, gathered a group of caregivers around her well-worn kitchen table in Connecticut. The topic of discussion was the painful lack of resources for the brain injury survivors they knew and loved. Since its incorporation in 1982, BIAC has grown to become Connecticut’s only statewide, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing brain injury survivors, their families and caregivers with the resources, information, and emotional support necessary as they travel the often long and difficult road of recovery.
In 2012, BIAC became a founding member of a new, national organization — United States Brain Injury Alliance — that is committed to improving lives through brain injury awareness, prevention, advocacy, support, research and community engagement.
The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut is Connecticut’s partner in brain injury prevention and recovery.
The following are some of the many initiatives sponsored by BIAC in support of brain injury survivors, their families, caregivers, professionals and the community: