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Welcome to the Brain Injury Association of Michigan

A brain injury is a sudden event that can change a life. Whether it’s a mild injury that simply requires rest and monitoring or a serious traumatic injury that can result in serious permanent disabilities, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are physical injuries to the brain that require expert, specialized assessment and treatment to ensure the best long-term outcome. The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) is here to help. We provide education, advocacy, research opportunities, support and support groups to brain injury survivors their families, and the people who serve them. Prevention information is provided in communities across Michigan.


The BIAMI is a non-profit organization that brings together people with brain injury, their families, friends and concerned professionals to improve the quality of life that people experience after brain injury.

Thirty years ago, a group of concerned families living with brain injuries founded the BIAMI to ensure that services and support were available for people with brain injuries and their families. Incorporated in 1981, the BIAMI was one of the first state associations chartered by the Brain Injury Association of America. Today, thanks to Michigan’s system of automotive no-fault insurance and other factors, our state is fortunate to have one of the country’s largest and most comprehensive statewide networks of research, treatment and support services for people with brain injuries and their families.

Today, the BIAMI’s services are needed more than ever before as military service members return to our communities with brain injuries suffered in the defense of our country. TBIs from roadside bombs and other causes have become the “signature injury” of Iraq, Afghanistan and other present-day conflicts, and the BIAMI’s Veterans Program is active throughout the state on behalf of our injured veterans.

Our Mission

The mission of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) is to improve the lives of those affected by brain injury and to reduce the incidence and impact of brain injury through 

education, advocacy, support, treatment services, and research.

Our Long Term Vision

Everyone affected by brain injury will have immediate and equal access to services and support to help lead full and meaningful lives.

Financial Transparency

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan seeks to be transparent in its financial operations by making our Annual Reports, IRS Form 990 and Audited Financial Statements publicly available.  Our financial information is available for review on Guidestar.  Guidestar's mission is to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.


News & Announcements

Office Closed Today - Thursday, April 909-Apr-2015

The offices of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan will be closed today, April 9, so that BIAMI staff can attend the funeral of Carol Green. We will re-open at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 10... Read More...

Gina Aldridge as Director of Programs 12-Feb-2015

FORMER ST. VINCENT DIVISION DIRECTOR JOINS BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION AS DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS Gina Aldridge to spearhead brain injury program outreach eff.. Read More...

Office Closed Due To Weather02-Feb-2015

BIAMI is closed today, Monday, Jan. 2, due to weather. We will reopen Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Please be safe during your outdoor activities... Read More...

BIAA - 2015 Brain Injury Business Practice College 16-Dec-2014

The Brain Injury Association of America will present the 2015 Brain Injury Business Practice College March 9-11 at the J.W. Marriott, Jr.-ASAE Conference Center, 1575 I St. N.W., Washington, D... Read More...

BIAMI Op-Ed Letter in Response to Athletic Concussion Monitoring 30-Sep-2014

The following Op-Ed letter from President Mike Dabbs was just submitted to the Detroit Free Press in response to today's lead story on U of M Athletic Director David Brandon's corrective actions h.. Read More...

2014 Candidates for The Michigan Supreme Court26-Sep-2014

In November 2014, Michigan voters will vote to fill three seats of the Michigan Supreme Court. Two of these seats are for 8 year terms, which are those of Justices Zahra and Cavanagh. Justice Mi.. Read More...

ARTPRIZE ARTIST MAKES LOCAL IMPACT WITH BRAIN INJURY SURVIVORS20-Aug-2014

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan is now auctioning an original piece of art by ArtPrize artist, Ryan Petersen. The painting is now available for bid online at biddingforgood.com/BIAMI (htt.. Read More...

Announcing 'By Your Side", BIAMI's latest YourTube video03-May-2014

(http://www.youtube.com/user/BrainInjuryAssocMI)The Brain Injury Association of Michigan has provided help, hope and healing to people with a brain injury and their families since 1981. The crit.. Read More...

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