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The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina is a nonprofit organization which was developed by persons with brain injury, their families, and concerned professionals in an effort to provide information and support to those who have experienced a brain injury. The BIASC is our state's chartered affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America.

 

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Creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.
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Through the SC Visibility Project, the BIASC provides a tote bag filled with information about TBI diagnoses, symptoms, services (including support groups, BIASC toll free help line, Medicaid, SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN) to TBI patients and their families at our state's level 1 trauma centers; This project also provides training for law enforcement about brain injury and skills needed when assisting brain injured individuals.

  BIASC maintains a toll-free helpline and provides resource facilitation, to assure that all persons with brain injuries, their families and professionals are directed to appropriate resources and services.

BIASC supports ten brain injury support groups statewide by offering financial assistance and training, allowing these groups to provide peer support for survivors and family members as well as participate in social activities. BIASC developed a new Brain Injury Support Group Manual for SC Groups.

  BIASC provides education through a statewide conference and trainings for survivors, family members, and providers. BIASC also provides training to case managers, counselors, nurses, and other providers as requested by state agencies and private providers.

In 2019, BIASC began the SC Brain Injury Safety Net Project. The goal of the project is to create much-needed state-wide resources and infrastructure to support children with traumatic brain injuries and their families, schools and medical providers. BIASC has modified the REAP manual to be specific for SC. REAP stands for: Remove/Reduce, Educate, Adjust/Accommodate, and Pace. These are return to learn guidelines following a concussion in school age children and adolescents.

BIASC provides information about brain injury diagnosis, symptoms, and recovery by exhibiting at education events, and through a website, bi-annual newsletter, email list serve and social media.

BIASC partners with other states in the Unmasking Brain Injury Project. The main goal of this project is to offer brain injury survivors the opportunity to create their own masks and tell their own story. The masks are displayed in public places for educational and outreach purposes.

BIASC partners with SC ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Chapters across the state to teach children how to make good choices to avoid experiencing a TBI or Spinal Cord Injury.

BIASC advocates for brain injury services with the SC legislature by meeting with senators and representatives on issues impacting brain injury survivors and caregivers.

 

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The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina
  121 Executive Center Drive, Ste.135
  Columbia, SC 29210
  Phones: 803-731-9823
  Toll Free: 1-877-TBI-FACT (in-state)
  Fax: 803-681-0096
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