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BIA Annual Conference

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s Annual Conference has become the place to be each fall! We, the BIA, are proud to host the largest brain injury conference in the nation with 146 Exhibitors and 1,400 Attendees over the two days! This conference is held in conjunction with the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council.

The purpose of this two-day conference is to provide state-of-the art information about brain injury treatment and therapies, which will foster maximal rehabilitation and a good quality of life. This conference is designed to benefit persons engaged in therapies with persons recovering from injury as well as caregivers and persons with brain injury

Event Scheduled for September 11-12, 2014


TBI Act Advanced

The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Act of 2013, H.R. 1098, was advanced out of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce today in a voice vote after open markup.

The TBI Act of 2013 would reauthorize the TBI Act of 2008 and continue brain injury research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The bill also provides for state grants administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to help families access needed services such as rehabilitation and long-term care. In addition, HRSA provides grants to states for the protection and advocacy of individuals with TBI. Finally, the bill will elevate grant programs within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in order to better coordinate with federal agencies that oversee long-term services and supports available to individuals with other disabilities

The bill will be debated on the House floor in the new year. Please contact your members of the House and encourage them to support H.R. 1098



The TLPA Donates over $1.5 Million

(ROCKVILLE, Md.)—In a 12-month period ending May 31st, some members of the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association donated an impressive $1.5 million to charitable causes

A portion of the 1,100 transportation company members from within the association—the oldest and largest trade group of its kind in the world—gave to a wide variety of causes including breast cancer, kidney disease, wounded veterans, hospitals, children’s wish campaigns, and educational funds, to name just a few.

“Collectively, the 1,100 members of the TLPA are an especially powerful philanthropic force,” said Alfred LaGasse, CEO of the TLPA. “The TLPA believes that these charitable actions should be recognized. As more and more members report in over the years, I believe we will see that number increase significantly year to year.”

Established in 1917, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) is a non-profit trade association of and for the private passenger transportation industry. Its extensive membership spans the globe to include 1,100 taxicab companies, executive sedan and limousine services, airport shuttle fleets, non-emergency medical transportation companies, and paratransit services

Written by John Boit on July 11, 2013