Welcome to BIA-MA
Accidents 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, visit "Faces of Brain Injury"
|ABI Clinical CE Series||May 12, Jun 9||A continuing education series developed to enhance the knowledge, expertise, and skills of providers working with brain injury survivors. Learn more|
|Golf Classic||June 20, 2016||Held at The Haven Country Club, this event provides the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with brain injury. Learn more||
|Walk & Roll for Brain Injury||Sep 10, 18, tbd||To be held at 3 locations in 2016, this event provides the opportunity for individuals and teams in local communities to honor loved ones and connect with other brain injury survivors. Stay tuned!|
Advocacy Day at the State House - February 3, 2016
On February 3, 2016, BIA-MA hosted Advocacy Day at the Massachusetts State House. Attending this event were over 200 legislators, volunteers, employees, and brain injury survivors. This event was held to emphasize the importance of continued legislation to bring services and supports to individuals with brain injury. Learn more
2016 ABI Clinical Continuing Education Program!
The ABI Clinical Continuing Education Program is back in 2016 due to popular demand! This continuing education program was developed in collaboration with experts in the field of brain injury to enhance the knowledge, expertise, and skills of providers working with brain injury survivors. Continuing Education Credits are available for professionals in certain fields. Learn more
Massachusetts Health Policy Forum - December 10, 2015
A Massachusetts Health Policy Forum on “Severe Brain Injury in Massachusetts: Assessing the Continuum of Care”, sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts and Supportive Living, Inc., was held at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston on December 10th, 2015. This forum examined the treatment and service disparities for survivors of severe brain injury.... Read more
Watch Ryan Farrell on WCVB 5 Investigates!
It started with a simple fall while cheerleading, but instead of sitting out, Ryan Farrell was told to keep cheering. Ryan, a spokesperson for BIA-MA, is interviewed by Karen Anderson from WCBV 5 Investigates on "Concussions Plaguing Student Athletes Raises Alarm". Watch now
BIA-MA Newsletter - Winter 2016
BIA-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 Winter 2015/2016 Newsletter contains articles on the 1st Annual Walk & Roll for Brain Injury, advocacy for the Cognitive Rehabilitation Bill and Primary Seat Belt Bills, regional highlights, and much more. Read Now