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, please go to "Faces of Brain Injury"
|Falmouth Road Race||Aug 22, 2015||biama.org/fundraising|
|1st Annual Walk & Roll
for Brain Injury
|Sept 27, 2015||biama.org/walk|
|ABI Clinical Continuing Education Series||Stay Tuned - a new series is planned in the fall of 2015||biama.org/ABItraining|
|BIA-MA 35th Annual Brain Injury Conference (2016)||March 24, 2016||biama.org/annualconference|
|"Brain Games" - the social recreation group for brain injury survivors||THIRD WEDNESDAY of every month from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at BIA-MA in Westborough||This group is free for survivors but registration is required. To pre-register please call 508-475-0032 or click here|
|"Creative Minds" Craft Group for brain injury survivors||SECOND THURSDAY of every month from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at BIA-MA in Westborough||Space is limited to 15 participants. There is no charge for this program, however, donations will be accepted on the day of craft program to offset the cost of materials. To pre-register please call 508-475-0032 or click here|
1st Annual BIA-MA Walk & Roll for Brain Injury - September 27, 2015
We are proud to announce 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.
BIA-MA Newsletter - Summer 2015
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 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.
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 acquired & traumatic brain injury. For more information, go to Current Advocacy Issues