Established in 1982, BIANYS provides education, advocacy, and community support services that lead to improved outcomes for children and adults with brain injuries and their families. The association also offers a Toll-Free Family Helpline, chapters and support groups throughout the state, prevention programs, mentoring programs, speakers bureau, a video library and a publications library. BIAMYS plays a central role in the development of public policy on the federal, state, and local level.
The Department of Physical Rehabilitation at Canton-Potsdam Hospital offers physical, occupational, and speech therapy services to patients in the hospital, and on an outpatient basis. The Department is affiliated with Clarkson University's Physical Therapy Department. In addition, there are two off site locations in Canton and Potsdam.
Kingsbrook’s 25-bed Traumatic Brain Injury and Coma Recovery Unit (TBI), located in Brooklyn, is a specialized service within the Rehabilitation Institute. It serves adults with head injuries and neurological conditionsresulting from: violence, vehicular Accident, brain tumors, anoxia, hemorrhagic stroke, and head injury secondary to falls. . Vocational services help brain injured patients identify strengths, improve areas of challenge and explore new work interests as necessary. Pre-injury interests and the introduction of new activities are fostered through Therapeutic Recreation.
The New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System provides health care services to meet the needs of persons who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The NY TBI Model System – coordinated by the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Mount Sinai Medical Center – is one of 16 in the U.S. and the only one in the New York metropolitan area. The current funding of the NY TBI Model System began in late 2002.
Founded in 1928 and located in upstage New York, Sunnyview Rehabilitation is a 115-bed hospital specializing in physical rehabilitation. Sunnyview treats patients with stroke, traumatic injuries, or disabling illnesses. Sunnyview's Neuro-Rehab Institute treats patients with a range of neurological conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. Sunnyview provides patient care, education, research and outreach activities.