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Welcome to BIA-MA

facesAccidents happen. Brain injury happens.
We can help!

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

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ABI Clinical CE: Substance Abuse

Dec 1

In this one-day training the clinical criteria for substance abuse disorders and their relationship to the occurrence of acquired brain injury, as well as their neurocognitive impact, will be reviewed and discussed. Learn more

ABI Clinical CE: Certificate

Jan 17-18, 2018

This two-day training will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of ABI, its potential long-term consequences, and recommended interventions. Learn more

Advocacy Workshops

Jan 8, 2018 11:00 a.m.

Learn how to advocate for brain injury services.
BIA-MA Wareham Office
3119 Cranberry Highway, Suite 5F
E. Wareham, MA 02538
Please RSVP to Kelly Buttiglieri at


Jan 17, 2018 11:00 a.m.

Learn how to advocate for brain injury services.
BIA-MA Pittsfield Office
180 Elm Street, Suite C
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Please RSVP to Kelly Buttiglieri at


Feb 3, 2018 10:00 a.m.

Learn how to advocate for brain injury services.
BABIS Support Group
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
1st Floor, Rooms A&B, 300 First Ave
Charlestown, MA 02129
Please RSVP to Kelly Buttiglieri at

3rd Annual Advocacy Day

Feb 8, 2018 11:00 a.m.

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, BIA-MA will host its third annual Advoacy Day at the State House. Advocacy Day is a great opportunity for you to meet with your legislators or their staff to help advocate for the needs of brain injury survivors. Learn more. Download Flyer. Register Now.

2018 Annual Brain Injury Conference

Mar 29, 2018

On Thursday, March 29, 2018 the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) will host the 36th Annual Brain Injury Conference at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, in Marlborough, MA.

NESN Celebrity Spotlight with Nicole, Ryan, and Madeline!

If you were watching the Bruins game on November 15th, chances are you saw some familiar faces in the NESN Celebrity Spotlight!

Nicole Godaire, BIA-MA Executive Director and Speakers Bureau members, Ryan and Madeline, were featured in the Celebrity Spotlight Series featuring concussion, in partnership with Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. We are proud of our long standing relationship with Spaulding and all of the work they are doing in the line of brain injury care, rehabilitation, and research. Wonderful job Ryan and Madeline – thank you for lending your stories to highlight this important issue. Watch now

BIA-MA Names Dwork President of Board of Directors

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MIA) recently appointed David Dwork, ESQ., president of the board of directors.  For more than 30 years, Dwork has dedicated his career to traumatic brain injury (TBI) litigation and helped guide brain injury survivors through the complicated legal process of trials and out-of-court settlements.Dwork is a magna cum laude graduate of the Boston University Law School and a former Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County. He is a lecturer in civil litigation as well as being the author of several scholarly articles.

Dwork is preceded by Teresa Hayes, who served as president of the board for five years, and recently received the BIAA Award of Excellence for Affiliate Association Leadership.  Read more.

2017 Advocacy Day at the State House

On February 1, 2017, BIA-MA held its 2nd Annual Advocacy Day at the State House.

Over 200 legislators, brain injury survivors, volunteers, and BIA-MA employees attended the event, held at Grand Staircase on the second floor. The occasion was held to emphasize the importance of continued legislation to bring services and supports to individuals with brain injury. Read More.