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Kristin Olliney and Isabella

"She’s come really far … but she has a long journey ahead of her, but we’ll take that together, too."

In 2010, Kristin Olliney and her daughter Isabella's lives were changed forever when Isabella came down with sudden acute encephalitis, which caused brain damage. Despite the number of challenges they face every day, Isabella and her mother face them head on and work on her rehabilitation every day.

Click here to read Kristin's & Isabella's and other stories.


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Welcome to BIA-MA

facesAccidents happen. Brain injury happens.
Unsolicited. Unanticipated. Unwelcome.

In the blink of an eye, everything changes; nothing is as it was before. How will you identify brain injury if it happens to you or to someone you love? How will you cope with it? What resources will you need? Where will you find them? The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is here to help with information for brain injury survivors, family members, caregivers, professionals and others.

To meet people whose lives have been impacted, please go to "Faces of Brain Injury".

Art Therapy: 5-week Series for Brain Injury Survivors
Image result for art therapyArt therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Begining on Tuesday, July 28th BIA-MA will be offering a 5-session Art Therapy seminar taught by Sonja Boodagee, MA, ATPQ, Creative Arts Therapist.

The 5 sessions will be held on Tuesdays: 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 at BIA-MA's Central Region Office, 30 Lyman Street, Suite 10, Westborough, MA 01581. Particpants will attend all 5 sessions, please. Space is limited. The cost is $5 per session.

Click here to register Online

For more information, please call Tress at (508) 475-0032 X13

1st Annual BIA-MA Walk & Roll for Brain Injury - September 27, 2015

We are proud to announce the 1st Annual BIA-MA Walk & Roll for Brain Injury.  This event will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015, come rain or shine, at Maple Street Field, Framingham State University, 220 Maple Street, Framingham, MA.  Check in will begin at 9:30 a.m., the Walk & Roll will begin at 11 a.m., and lunch will be served beginning at 12 p.m. 

Click here for more information on the Walk & Roll

BIA-MA Newsletter - Summer 2015

fall newsletterBIA-MA's quarterly newsletter, Heads Up Headlines, provides updates on recent events, research, survivor and caregiver tips, a calendar of upcoming events, and prevention articles to keep you aprised of the latest in the field of brain injury. The BIA-MA Summer 2015 Newsletter contains articles on the newly appointed Commissioner of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, BIA-MA advocacy events, regional support group event highlights, and much more.

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Apply to run on the BIA-MA 2015 Falmouth Road Race Team!

Raise money for a great cause! Participate in one of the premier races in all of New England. This race is available by lottery only. BIA-MA has 10 bib numbers available and is accepting applications for the BIA-MA Team, RUN FOR BIA-MA. Applications will be accepted on a first come / first serve basis. Questions? Call BJ Williams at (508) 475-0032 or email

Learn more about the BIA-MA Falmouth Road Race Team

Current Advocacy Efforts - Cognitive Remediation Bill

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) urges you to call your State Representative & State Senator to ask them to co-sponsor SD1790 & HD3343, a bill relative to cognitive rehabilitation. This bill will ensure that commercial health insurance plans include cognitive rehabilitation services for individuals with acquired & traumatic brain injury. 

For more information, go to Current Advocacy Issues

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