Welcome to the web site of the Brain Trauma Awareness Organization (BTAO)/ThinkFirst. We support individuals affected by brain trauma through a variety of programs. Please encourage your friends to take advantage of the many resources we offer.
Our mission is to promote prevention and provide education to our community on brain trauma and spinal cord injury as well as provide advocacy and support to those persons who have had injuries.
Caregiver support groups
Networking Support Group
One-on-One meetings can be arranged.
Visits to hospital unit can be arranged.
March Educational Seminar is held yearly on topics pertaining to Stroke and Brain Injury Recovery
We have a variety of programs with our ThinkFirst chapter that we can do for schools, groups, health fairs, etc for all ages.
Our new Feature is Les - The coach, a turtle puppet who talks about bike safety.
We have a series of Fall prevention seminars for senior citizens
Caregiver Coffee Chats
Contact Vieve Veith at 217-223-5864 or
Networking Meetings for Persons with Neurological Brain Issues
Meeting on Hold due to OVID 19
See Event via zoom on October 29th under news.
Brain Trauma Awareness Organization on Facebook