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Ryan Farrell

"My recovery continues each day"
Ryan was performing with her cheering squad when a flyer on top of her stunt group fell and landed on her. A short time later, she collapsed and did not regain consciousness. She had sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), along with a collapsed lung and fractured vertebrae in her neck. Read Ryan's story

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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"

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

Registration is open for 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.

Click here to read the Newsletter!

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 ABI & TBI. 

For more information, go to Current Advocacy Issues

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