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Brain Injury Help Line: 1-800-242-0030

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"


In Light of the Latest COVID-19 Developments

As of Monday, March 16th our staff will be working remotely. BIA-MA employees can be reached at (508) 475-0032 during regular business hours (9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday). Please leave a message and our staff will get back to you momentarily.

Click here for the staff directory with telephone numbers and extensions

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.

BIA-MA is offering virtual support group meetings on the following dates. Please check this list regularly as we will be updating it frequently. To participate in a virtual support group, please send an email to supportgroups@biama.org with your name and the date/time of the group you wish to attend. We will respond individually with access codes and directions for specific groups.

Day Date Time Hosted by
Mon 4/6 11:00am Lowell support group for survivors
Tues 4/7 10:00am Westborough young adult support group for survivors age 18+
Tues 4/7 3:00pm Lexington support group for survivors and family
Tues 4/7 4:30pm Orleans survivor and caregiver support group
Thurs 4/9 10:00am Concord Post-Concussion support group
Thurs 4/9 6:00pm Wareham “Young Survivor” support group
Wed 4/15 9:30am Worcester/Fairlawn Post-Concussion support group
Thurs 4/16 10:00am Cotuit survivor and family support group
Thurs 4/16 12:00pm Beverly/North Shore support group for survivors & caregivers
Tues 4/21 4:00pm Pittsfield Men’s support group
Tues 4/21 5:00pm New Bedford/Dartmouth survivor and family support group
Tues 4/28 1:00pm Brewster caregiver support group

Brain Injury Advocacy

The 5th Annual Brain Injury Advocacy Day at the State House on April 8, 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Speaker Robert DeLeo has announced that the State House is canceling all public events “for the foreseeable future”. 

Please take a moment to call your state Senator and Representative to share your personal story and speak about brain injury.
Follow this link to find my legislator.

https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator

Please stay tuned for other advocacy constant contacts for action needed to advocate for funding for the Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP) and the cognitive rehabilitation bill.

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 ccardeli@biama.org


Upcoming Events

Event When Description
2020 Golf Classic Jun 15, 2020 SAVE THE DATE! On June 15, 2020, BIA-MA will host the Annual Golf Classic at The Haven Country Club in Boylston, MA. Stay tuned for more information.
2020 Falmouth Road Race Aug 16, 2020 TEAM BIA-MA APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! Visit our Falmouth Road Race page today to learn more about the race and apply.
2020 Cere-Bration Sep 26, 2020 SAVE THE DATE! On September 26, 2020, BIA-MA will host the Annual Cere-Bration at Scusset Beach State Reservation in Sagamore, MA. Stay tuned for more information.