300 Fieldstone Ln

Blacksburg, VA 24060


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Glial Program


 Our Mission Statement 

What does the Glial Program look like?

  • Relationship building

  • Spending time together

    • Activities and times are decided among pairs​

  • Group events​

    • Attending ​support group together at the request of the individual with brain injury

    • Glial Program events (~once a month)

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For Interested Brain Injury Survivors

What should I know before signing up?

  • There is no cost associated with joining the Glial Program!

  • You decide how often to meet with your buddy and what you do

  • You may invite your buddy to support group with you, if that's something you'd like to do.

  • We are able to have our buddies meet you up to 45 minutes away from the main Blacksburg campus.

  • If a week/month is particularly symptomatic, there is no requirement for you to meet with your buddy and we have complete flexibility.

  • A Frequently Asked Questions for brain injury survivors is being drafted right now, so please visit again to read it.

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For Interested Students

Would you like to apply?

  • Applications are closed now. Please be on the lookout for our next application cycle during Spring 2020.

Educational Resources

​If you're feeling curious about brain injury and want to read a little bit about it, here are some reputable resources:

  • https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Hope-Through-Research/Traumatic-Brain-Injury-Hope-Through

  • https://www.biausa.org/

  • http://www.braintrauma.org/

  • http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/LifeAfterStroke/ForFamilyCaregivers/CaringforYourLovedOne/15-Things-Caregivers-Should-Know-After-a-Loved-One-Has-Had-a-Stroke_UCM_310762_Article.jsp#.XEVXOFxKjZu

  • https://www.bafound.org/

  • https://www.aphasia.org/

  • https://www.cdc.gov/HeadsUp/index.html

  • https://www.cdc.gov/TraumaticBrainInjury/

  • https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/

  • https://www.aans.org/Patients/Neurosurgical-Conditions-and-Treatments/Epilepsy

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Download Student's

Frequently Asked Questions

Download our Student

Glial Program Outline