For Support: (504) 982-0685


Trust Fund

Louisiana's Traumatic Head & Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Program provides services to Louisiana citizens with traumatic head or traumatic spinal cord injuries.

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Resource Center

BIALA and United Spinal Association, LA Chapter provides information and support to survivors of brain and spinal cord injuries, their caregivers and professionals.

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Support Groups

BIALA and United Spinal Association, LA Chapter provides access to numerous support groups throughout the state for those dealing with brain and spinal cord injuries.

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Upcoming Events

  • 27-28
  • March
13th Annual Conference
  • TBA
  • Kenner, LA

13th Annual Conference
March 27-28, 2020
Kenner, LA

  • 4
TBI/SCI Survivor Saturday
  • 11 am - 3 pm
  • Baton Rouge, LA

TBI/SCI Survivor Saturday
April 4, 2020
11 am - 3 pm
Waddill Wildlife Refuge
Baton Rouge, LA

  • 4
  • Mar
Baton Rouge Head Injury Support Group
  • 6:30 PM
  • Baton Rouge, LA

Call to confirm location and for more information: 225-231-3108
Fairwood Branch Library
12910 Old Hammond Highway
Baton Rouge

  • 04
  • Mar
NW LA TBI and SCI Support Group
  • 6:00 pm
  • Shreveport, LA

New Horizons Independent Living Center
Shreveport, LA

For more information, email Kathy Geyer at:

  • 09
  • Mar
Touro Brain Injury Support Group
  • 3:30 pm
  • New Orleans, LA

Touro Rehabilitation Hospital
1401 Foucher Street
M6 Conference Room
New Orleans, LA 70115

In the News

As the Clinical Coordinator at West Jefferson Rehab Center, with 15 years of experience in the inpatient rehab setting, MaryEllen plans to share her experience as an Occupational Therapy Practitioner and Certified Brain Injury Specialist. She has assisted with CARF accreditation surveys including specialty programs in Stroke, Brain Injury and Amputation, and has effectively empowered her team with a sexuality education program which she plans to share with you at this conference.

Speaker Spotlight - MaryEllen Looney, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS

Please join us March 27-28, 2020 at our 13th Annual Conference … “Together Toward Tomorrow.” Professiona  Read More

oy Nix is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional and an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer. She has her masters in Rehabilitation Technology from the University of Pittsburgh. Joy is an avid advocate for people with disabilities as it relates to changing national and local policies and helping increase individual’s access to sports, community and independence for daily living through physical training and tailoring equipment needs.

Speaker - Joy Nix, ATP, CIFT, MS

Please join us March 27-28, 2020 at our 13th Annual Conference … “Together Toward Tomorrow.” Professiona  Read More