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Ryan Farrell

"My recovery continues each day"
Ryan was performing with her cheering squad when a flyer on top of her stunt group fell and landed on her. A short time later, she collapsed and did not regain consciousness. She had sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), along with a collapsed lung and fractured vertebrae in her neck. Read Ryan's story

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Education and Training

academy BIA-MA is dedicated to educating the public about brain injury, as well as providing the latest information and resources to professionals, medical providers, caregivers, survivors and families. 

BIA-MA serves as a centralized source of education for medical professionals and individuals working or aspiring to work in the field of brain injury. BIA-MA also offers educational programs to survivors, family members, and the general public.

BIA-MA's education and training offerings include:

Upcoming Education and Training Events

  What
(Click to Learn More)
When When/Where Who Should Attend
Managing Difficult Behaviors with ABI Clients Sep 23
Oct 14
Oct 21
Oct 28
Holyoke
Westborough
Dartmouth
Devens
Health care providers: Residential and day program managers as well as direct care staff.
Ivy Street School / BIA-MA Second Annual Excellence in Special Education Summit Sep 30 Ivy Street School
200 Ivy St.
Brookline, MA 02446
Medical professionals, parents, family members, teachers, and providers.
  ABI Clinical Continuing Education Series Fall 2015 TBD Audiologists, Case Managers, Certified Brain Injury Specialists, Family Counselors, Mental Health Clinicians, Neuropsychologists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, Rehabilitation Counselors, Social Workers, Speech/Language Pathologists
  35th Annual BIA-MA Brain Injury Conference Mar 24, 2016 Best Western
181 Boston Post Rd Marlboro, MA
Audiologists, Case Managers, Certified Brain Injury Specialists, Educators, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, Rehabilitation Counselors, Social Workers, Speech/Language Pathologists

Managing Difficult Behaviors with ABI Clients

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) and BIA-MA are hosting ABI training at four locations. These trainings are for health care providers: Residentional Directors/Managers and Day Program Directors as well as direct care staff. Register now!

The objectives of this training are:

  • To better commuicate with people with ABI to increase independent, appropriate behavior
  • To utilize effective strategies to prevent aggression
  • To utilize effective strategies to foster meaningful actions

Presenter: Susan Magocsi, D.Sc., Clinical Neuropsychologist, Mass Rehab Commission

These workshops will be held from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on the following dates:

  • Sep 23 Western Region – Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA
  • Oct 14 Boston & MetroWest Region – Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, Westborough, MA
  • Oct 21 Southeast Region – Univ. of Mass – Dartmouth, MA
  • Oct 28 Northeast & Central Region – Devens Commons, Devens, MA

Click here to view / download a flyer for this event

Register now!

Education and Training Archive

For more information about BIA-MA's education programs, email education@biama.org or call the office at (508) 475-0032.