Many people who have brain injuries don’t even know it.

Please use this website to learn more about brain injuries and the resources that are available. We are here to help.

BIAC Coordinator

Angelia Velarde-Logsdon




Learn more about the Concussion Injury Screening Tool

Helmet Safety

Learn more about the Bicycle Helmet Distribution Program

Personal Stories

Joe Zamora

Joe Zamora portraitJoe remembers returning to the corral after a fun family ride. He was thrown from his horse and woke up in an ambulance. A former probation officer, who took pride in his education and his job, he can no longer work. He is deeply frustrated. “Sometimes when I’m home alone and the depression and loneliness and probably self pity overwhelm me, I begin to cry,” he says. “I don’t want to feel the tears rolling down my face, so I will lean over and bow my head so they fall straight down. I search the puddle on the floor looking for the pain the tears are supposed to wash away, but all I see is a puddle of tears.”


JessicaJessica, now a talented artist, was a passenger in a car that hit a tree when she was a teen. She was in a coma for four weeks. “First it was a thick grey fog, then it started to lift and hover like cataracts,” she remembers. “Then it was now, and now is sort of like white, but you stand out and everybody sees you stand out and you know you will never fit in. You have been where no one else has.”

Every 21 Seconds Documentary

To order a complimentary copy of “every 21 seconds…” call us at 505-476-0412.

BIAC Quarterly Meeting Announcement

BIAC’s next meeting will be held on Monday April 8, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

The meeting will be hybrid, in person and on Zoom.

The in-person location will be in the Multigenerational Activity Room at the Internatioanl District Library located at 7601 Central Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 and via Zoom. 

Zoom link is in the AGENDA.


For more information, please contact Angelia Velarde-Logsdon at or 505-690-8324