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
Family picnics
Holiday Carry-in 
Prevention Programs
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 

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    Group Meetings
Caregiver Coffee Chats 
3rd Monday at 6:30 pm
at Panera's  at 38th and Broadway, Quincy,IL  
Contact Vieve Veith at 217-223-5864 or

Networking Meetings for Persons with Neurological Brain Issues  
Quincy Public Library
2nd Wednesdays
February 13th 
March 13th 

Brain Trauma Awareness Organization on Facebook