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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"

41st Annual BIA-MA Brain Injury Conference - March 29 & 30, 2023

Registration is Opening Soon!
Join us for the 41st Annual Brain Injury Pre-Conference on Wednesday, March 29th &Conference on Thursday, March 30th being held at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel. As always, this conference provides a platform for those affected by brain injury to learn about new developments in the field of brain injury and is suited for survivors, family members, caregivers, and professionals. Learn more

Join us for Virtual Thrivers Workshops!

Join us for Thrivers Workshops: Practical Tips, Tools & Strategies for Brain Injury Survivors, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, from 11:00am - 12:30pm.

The Thrivers Workshops are for you if you are feeling stuck or ready for your next step. Some of the topics we will explore in these unique, informative, and interactive workshops include: How You Are SMART; Organizing Paperwork; Maximizing Your Memory; Using Planners/Organizers; Managing Brain Fatigue; Time Management; Ignition for Cognition; Meal Planning, Cooking; Conquering Clutter; Shopping, Errands; Learn more View/Download Flyer

Upcoming Events (Virtual)

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The Journey - Healing Through Self-Expression Every Monday except holidays 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

Federal Judge Approves Joint Motion to Dismiss Hutchinson v. Patrick

Recognizing the tremendous collaboration that has “benefited so many people,” U.S. District Court Judge Michael A. Posner has approved a Joint Motion filed last month seeking court approval to dismiss the Hutchinson v. Patrick class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was brought in 2007 on behalf of all persons living with acquired brain injury (ABI) who were institutionalized in nursing facilities in Massachusetts, and who preferred to live in more integrated community settings. The resulting court-enforceable Amended Settlement Agreement required the Commonwealth to significantly reform its service system for individuals with ABI, creating new opportunities for community living. Learn more

Unmasking Brain Injury Project

BIA-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