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Ryan Farrell

"My recovery continues each day"

Ryan was performing with her cheerleading 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.

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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, please go to "Faces of Brain Injury"

Upcoming Events

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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 "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

brain games "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.  

Click here for more information on the Walk & Roll

BIA-MA Newsletter - Summer 2015

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 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.

Click here to read the Newsletter!

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

Visit the Calendar of Events and BIA-MA in the News to learn more about what's happening at BIA-MA.