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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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Welcome to BIA-MA

facesAccidents 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, visit "Faces of Brain Injury"

Upcoming Events

Event When Description  
ABI Clinical CE Series May 12 & Jun 9 A continuing education series developed to enhance the knowledge, expertise, and skills of providers working with brain injury survivors. Learn more

Golf Classic June 20, 2016 Held at The Haven Country Club, this event provides the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with brain injury. Learn more

Falmouth Road Race Aug 21, 2016 Join Team BIA-MA for the Falmouth Raod Race, one of the "best non-marathon races in the country". Learn more

Walk & Roll for Brain Injury Sep 10, 18, tbd To be held at 3 locations in 2016, this event provides the opportunity for individuals and teams in local communities to honor loved ones and connect with other brain injury survivors. Stay tuned!

Advocacy Day at the State House - February 3, 2016

On February 3, 2016, BIA-MA hosted Advocacy Day at the Massachusetts State House. Attending this event were over 200 legislators, volunteers, employees, and brain injury survivors. This event was held to emphasize the importance of continued legislation to bring services and supports to individuals with brain injury. Learn more

2016 ABI Clinical Continuing Education Program!

ABIThe ABI Clinical Continuing Education Program is back in 2016 due to popular demand! This continuing education program was developed in collaboration with experts in the field of brain injury to enhance the knowledge, expertise, and skills of providers working with brain injury survivors. Continuing Education Credits are available for professionals in certain fields. Learn more

Massachusetts Health Policy Forum - December 10, 2015

A Massachusetts Health Policy Forum on “Severe Brain Injury in Massachusetts: Assessing the Continuum of Care”, sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts and Supportive Living, Inc., was held at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston on December 10th, 2015.  This forum examined the treatment and service disparities for survivors of severe brain injury.... Read more

Watch Ryan Farrell on WCVB 5 Investigates!

It started with a simple fall while cheerleading, but instead of sitting out, Ryan Farrell was told to keep cheering. Ryan, a spokesperson for BIA-MA, is interviewed by Karen Anderson from WCBV 5 Investigates on "Concussions Plaguing Student Athletes Raises Alarm". Watch now

BIA-MA Newsletter - Winter 2016

fall newsletterBIA-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 Spring 2016 Newsletter contains articles on the the 35th Annual BIA-MA Brain Injury Conference, Advocacy Day at the State House, regional highlights, and much more. Read Now