Through guidance, resources, support and education, we seek to facilitate lifelong growth of Coloradans affected by an injury to the brain.
We serve individuals affected by all forms of damage to the brain such as stroke, tumor, blow to the head, lack of oxygen, toxins and infection.
In 1980, a small group of people joined together to create a support group of survivors of an injury to the brain and their families. This support group was soon recognized as a necessary but non-existent resource in the state of Colorado. Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC) was founded on this simple premise; survivors of a brain injury need a place to go or a person to call when they find themselves in that discouraging and seemingly hopeless state.
Soon, the idea was impressed upon the organization that there was much more to be accomplished in educating the public, hospital staff and care-takers about living with a brain injury post-discharge.
BIAC is the only statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of brain injury survivors and their families by offering a multitude of support groups, workshops, events, recreation programs, classes, educational conferences, case management and an online resource directory. The attainment of sustainability and self-assuredness within our community of survivors remains top priority for the organization. BIAC successfully assists the brain injury community by strictly following a set of core values based on integrity, excellence and impact while continuing to connect with and improve more lives each and every day.
In my four years of working with BIAC and Pikes Peak Challenge, I have seen first hand the amazing work this organization does.
- Alison Dunlap, Brain Injury Survivor
I would feel absolutely naked on my bike without a helmet. I don't leave my garage without it strapped to my head.
- Susie Wargin, 9 News Anchor