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Joanne Susi

"It's the difference between surviving and thriving...and I'm thriving here."Joanne Susi was BIA-MA's keynote speaker at the 35th Annual Brain Injury Conference. On March 16, 2011, Joanne Susi's life was transformed. After three long years in a nursing home, she moved into the community as a result of the ABI Waiver Program. Read Joanne's story

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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, visit "Faces of Brain Injury"

Upcoming Events

Event When Description  
Walk & Roll for Brain Injury Sep 10 - Berkshires
Sep 18 -
Sep 24 -
Cape Cod

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. Learn more

Registration is Open for Walk & Roll for Brain Injury!

All of us at the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts are proud to announce that we will be hosting THREE regional walks in September 2016. The first BIA-MA Walk & Roll was so well received we wanted to expand it across the state in order to incorporate as many of you as possible. Click here or on the image to play the video. Learn more

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

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 - Summer 2016

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 Summer 2016 Newsletter contains articles on the September Walk & Roll events, 2016 Golf Classic, Advocacy Day at the State House, the Think A-Head prevention program, regional highlights, survivor's corner, and more. Read Now