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Welcome to BIA-MA

facesAccidents happen. Brain injury happens.
We can help!

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 (Virtual)

Event When Description
ABI Educational Programs
Apr 28, 2021

May 20, 2021

Session I: June 23, 2021
Session II: June 30, 2021
Introductory ABI Series: What is an Acquired Brain Injury? Learn more

Introductory ABI Series: How to Communicate with Persons with Acquired Brain Injury Learn more

Introductory ABI Series: Understanding, Assessing, and Responding to Challenging Behaviors Related to Acquired Brain Injury Learn more
The Journey - Healing Through Self-Expression Every Monday except holidays through
Jun 29, 2021
Join us for a series of inspiring presentations designed to help you explore the many ways of sharing your lived experience with brain injury. Each week, you are invited to join fellow survivors who will share their personal experiences using many different forms of self-expression.  We will explore using the arts, such as painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, pottery, music, the written word, hand crafting, sewing and more. Learn more
Body Stories Wednesdays 1:00- 2:00pm: Jan 13-Mar 17 & Mar 31-Jun 23. The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts and Berkshire Pulse Center for Creative Arts have partnered to offer a series of ten creative movement classes. BodyStories has been created specifically for people with brain injuries, their caregivers and family.

Classes will include a variety of exercises and movement explorations that can be altered to adapt to any space, ability or level of mover. The goal of BodyStories is to deepen participant’s understanding and relationship with their bodies while expressing themselves through movement. Register in advance:
2021 Golf Classic Jun 21, 2021 We are ready to get back into the "swing" of things with our 2021 Annual Golf Classic.Learn more

BIA-MA is Offering Virtual Support Groups

BIA-MA remains committed to its mission during this time of social distancing. We are making a temporary transition of our brain injury support groups to virtual settings. The need to connect is strong, especially for brain injury survivors who may already feel isolated. 

Each virtual meeting will be facilitated by staff and a group leader using ZOOM video-conferencing. There is no cost to attend, and minimal information is requested from each attendee. You may participate using video or just the audio from your phone. Each meeting is hosted by an existing support group but is open to all. Click here to view our upcoming support groups and RSVP to attend!

Unmasking Brain Injury Project

walk & rollBIA-MA is pleased to announce our partnership with the Unmasking Brain Injury Project! Our goal is simple – offer every brain injury survivor the opportunity to create their own mask, tell their own story, and provide opportunities for the masks to be displayed in public places. Collectively this project partners with brain injury agencies across the country – and we are proud to join their ranks to illustrate brain injury and its impact. Follow along with us via social media and stay tuned for upcoming events where the masks will be on display. Interested in getting involved? Contact Cynthia Cardeli, Dir. Programs & Services, at 508-475-0032 or