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MI-DSA to Bring Informational Presentations to Voters with Disabilities

Advocacy has been and will always be a cornerstone of the Association. As such, we joined with a number of organizations last year to form the Michigan Disability Support Alliance (MI-DSA) to fight the ACA repeal and protect Medicaid. All involved were cognizant of the fact that we will need to work on the state level, not only to preserve crucial programs like Medicaid, but also ensure the well-being of Michigan residents living with disabilities. Read More

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Survivor Spotlight: Jodi Byers

Kindergarten teacher, brain injury survivor, and newly crowned Mrs. Michigan America 2018, Jodi Byers is using her pageant platform to help BIAMI raise awareness of brain injury and tell her dramatic story to the public and survivor community.

While working at a church camp following her sophomore year at Hope College, Jodi fell and hit her head twice, once on a counter during the fall and again on the concrete floor. Her initial reaction was that it was just a concussion, nothing of any real concern. She immediately returned to working at the camp and flew home a week later. Read More

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Lids for Kids

No one debates the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike, but hardly anyone knows just how critical this one piece of safety equipment is in preventing injury. So here’s a relevant statistic: Roughly 88% of bike-related brain injuries and deaths could be prevented by wearing a properly fitted helmet.

That’s the good news. What’s not so good is the percentage of bikers who actually wear helmets. That statistic is a sobering 18 percent. And even worse, only 15 percent of bikers under the age of 15 wear helmets. Read More

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Urge Your Legislator to Vote No on HB 5013

Last Thursday, HB 5013 passed out of committee and now sits on the House floor for a vote. This bill will likely be brought up on the floor for a house vote this week, with a second reading on Wednesday and vote on Thursday. Mayor Duggan, a number prominent Detroit Business men and corporations, and members from the Michigan Chamber are working hard to advance this bill. Additionally, HB 5013 will increase the amount of Medicaid spending by $80 million in ten years. Read More

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UPDATED: BIAMI Strategic Planning, New Meeting Added

We Need You!

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan is embarking on a new, three year strategic plan, and we need YOUR help. Maybe you’ve attended the annual Legacy Dinner or Fall Conference. Or maybe you have participated in one of our many chapter or support group meetings throughout the state. In some way, you have connected with us, which makes your feedback essential to our growth as an organization. Read More

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BIAMI Strategic Planning Meetings

We Need You!

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan is embarking on a new, three year strategic plan, and we need YOUR help. Maybe you’ve attended the annual Legacy Dinner or Fall Conference. Or maybe you have participated in one of our many chapter or support group meetings throughout the state. In some way, you have connected with us, which makes your feedback essential to our growth as an organization. Read More

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Keep Up the Letter Writing

Following the success of our letter writing campaign at the Advocacy Station during the Fall Conference, BIAMI and Rainbow Rehab are going to continue the letter writing. During the Fall Conference, we were able to send over 1,000 letters. We want to keep that momentum going! Got to our letter writing page to submit yours today. Read More

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