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Kristin Olliney and Isabella

"She’s come really far … but she has a long journey ahead of her, but we’ll take that together, too."

In 2010, Kristin Olliney and her daughter Isabella's lives were changed forever when Isabella came down with sudden acute encephalitis, which caused brain damage. Despite the number of challenges they face every day, Isabella and her mother face them head on and work on her rehabilitation every day.

Click here to read Kristin's & Isabella's and other stories.


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Support Groups

Brain injury can have a traumatic effect on both survivors and their families. BIA-MA sponsors support groups across the state that provide survivors and their loved ones a forum for sharing information about brain injury as well as a compassionate and understanding peer group and an opportunity to socialize and make new friends with others through recreational activities and outings.

Below you can find our support group list. This list includes support groups from all over the state and is regularly updated, however, we urge you to call the individual support group before attending a meeting, as location and times sometimes change. 

BIA-MA Support Group Listing

If there is not a support group in your area and you would like to start one, we can help. Please contact:

Barbara Webster at

Social Recreation Group for Brain Injury Survivors, "Brain Games!"

This new group will take place at the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, 30 Lyman Street, Suite 10, Westborough, MA, from 1-3 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Registration is required as space is limited. If you need any accommodations or assistance, please bring someone to help you.

Click Here to Register for "Brain Games!"

Suzanne Doswell and Anne Flaherty

Pioneer Valley Brain Injury Support Group

Necessity was indeed the mother of invention in the creation of BIA-MA's Pioneer Valley Brain Injury Support Group (PVBISG). Just over a year since co-facilitators Anne Flaherty and Linda Lang-Gunn started this group, it is growing in popularity among survivors, presenters and professionals alike.

Click here to read more.

Photo Voice Exhibit

Amazing Brain Injury Survivor Support Group, Framingham

This photo is part of the "Brain Injury X-Posed" Exhibit, the culmination of a 10-week PhotoVoice project undertaken by eight members of the BIA-MA’s ‘Amazing’ Brain Injury Survivor Support Group in Framingham.

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For more information and resources, contact the I&R Department:

1-800-242-0030 or 1-508-475-0032