Mark Schmitt's Creativ/Edge Studio 

has been made possible by the generosity of the Schmitt Family.     Often times survivors and caregivers a re looking for an alternative to fill thier afternoon.  The studio was created for just that purpose.    It is for those affected by ABI and TBI who enjoy working with their creative hands, digging deep inside their creative minds, and opening up their creative spirit to make something beautiful.  Explore everything from wine cork creations to mandalas to jewelry making and more!   Creations that are Gift Shop quality items can be purchased at our BIRC Gift Shop and help to support this program.

The GIFT SHOP and the STUDIO  are open every  TUE-WED-and THU  from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm  

Reserve your studio time today!


​Brain Injury: I can explain it to you, but I cannot understand it for you™

We are a 501C3, Registered Charity 27-4483622, Tax Exempt Organization

We are 100% funded through the generosity of people like you

Resource Facilitation

is our corner stone service and is a partnership that helps people and communities choose, get and keep information, services and supports to make informed choices and meet their goals.  The collaborative process involves participants (individuals with brain injury and their personal support systems) working in partnership with facilitators (individuals who provide assistance in navigating systems) to achieve agreed upon goals.  You are always welcome to visit our in-house Resource Library



Our Vision: 

A world where all preventable brain injuries are prevented, all unpreventable brain injuries are minimized and all individuals who have experienced brain injury maximize their quality of life.

Our Mission:

To offer assistance, provide resources, and create a better future through brain injury prevention, education, and advocacy

Our Programs and Services = Our Goals: 

  • To educate the public - learn more at BRAIN INURY 101 
  • To encourage self-reliance through advocacy - learn more at Advocate? Who Me?
  • To bring families, friends, and the community together through social and networking events - visitUpcoming Events page
  • To raise awareness of brain injury throughout the criminal justice system - and to Improve brain injury identification - Carry a Brain Injury Wallet Card
  • To inform - BI-INSIDE Magazine is your ultimate source for information about life after brain injury
  • To promote prevention awareness  - learn more at our microsite  CDC - Centers for Disease Control
  • To provide resources to survivors, families, and professionals - learn more at Resource Facilitation
  • To providing a body of knowledge to improve the quality of care for individuals with brain injury - Become a CBIS
  • To support - learn more atSupport Groups
  • To share reference materials of value - learn more atSpecial Resource Library
  • To create web-based resources - FOLLOW THE BIRD and learn more atBrain Injury Resource Directory
  • To actively promote socialization among survivors and families - visit Upcoming Events!
  • To encourage a new beginning through the mentoring of entrepreneurial  skill, to teach through classes and workshops and encourage survivors to  enhance daily skills - learn more atLife Enrichment Classes
  • To eliminate the silent epidemic one group or organization at a time - complete the Speakers Bureau Form

Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin

In Waukesha

511 North Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

​Phone 262-770-4882

Fax 262-436-1747

Open Tu, We, Thu from 1p until 5p

General Email:

Advertisers and Event Sponsors

The Tote Bag Program is available to all Trauma hospitals in Wisconsin.  The intent of the program is to provide the necessary items needed when a family enters the ICU due a loved one sustaining a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. 

Each Tote Bag is valued at $50.00 and your support for this program will go along way to helping a family in crisis!  

​​Bethany Rieth Memorial Garden is very special addition to our Waukesha location is dedicated to all those who have suffered a loss of a loved one.    Live, Laugh, Love are the words and manner in which Bethnay chose to live her life.  The one she exemplified the most was LOVE!  ​Take time to visit, relax, and reflect.  Whether you are struggling with how to cope with life after surviving a brain injury or you are grieving the loss of a loved one, (open spring through fall)  the garden is waiting for you.  Visit our Ideas for Healing page for inspiration and information.


​Bus service is available to the BIRCofWI through Waukesha Metro transit

See who comprises the Volunteer Staff and Board of Directors

CBIST and fellow TBI survivor Kathy Richardson heads up the RF Team

The head of the B-INSIDE Team is co-founder and TBI survivor Mrs. Bari Rieth

Bari is quoted as saying, "BI-INSIDE Magazine provides its readers with information about brain injury, recovery and everything in-between."   Our goal is for BI-INSIDE Magazine to be used for informational purposes and for readers to be able to use BI-INSIDE Magazine in combination with our Resource Facilitation Service to obtain the information they are seeking.  BI-INSIDE  is published bi-annually, in March and September and we are always on the lookout for writers and contributors.  Consider becoming a member of the BI-INSIDE Team today.  Interested in advertising?  Reasonable rates and an audience tailored to your product and / or service is waiting to hear about you.   Contact Us for more details!                               <BIRC BULLETIN ARCHIVE>