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Joanne Susi

"It's the difference between surviving and thriving...and I'm thriving here."Joanne Susi was BIA-MA's keynote speaker at the 35th Annual Brain Injury Conference. On March 16, 2011, Joanne Susi's life was transformed. After three long years in a nursing home, she moved into the community as a result of the ABI Waiver Program. Read Joanne's story

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In the News

BIA-MA's Newsletter - Heads Up headlines

Heads Up Headlines is available free of charge to all BIA-MA members. Past issues of the newsletter can be found for download below. To enlarge the font, click on the copy.

Fall 2016 Fall 2015 Spring 2014 Summer 2012 Summer 2011
Spring 2016 Winter 2015 Summer 2013 Fall 2012 Fall 2011
Winter 2016 Summer 2014 Fall 2013 Winter 2012 Winter 2011
Summer 2015 Fall 2014 Spring 2013 Spring 2012 Spring 2011


On the Radio

WTAG Newsradio 580AM / 94.9FM - Worcester Nicole M. Godaire, Executive Director of BIA-MA, and Joanne Susi, Brain Injury Survivor and Author. April 2016.
WTAG Newsradio 580AM / 94.9FM - Worcester Kelly Buttiglieri, Advocacy Associate, and Tress Ricker, Central Regional Manager, spoke about Brain Injury Awareness Month and the importance of utilizing BIA-MA's Brain Iinjury Help Line. March 2016. Listen Now
WTAG Newsradio 580AM / 94.9FM - Worcester Jim Polito interviewed Kelly Buttiglieri, BIA-MA Advocacy Associate, about the importance of advocating for the FY'17 Budget Ask for the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP) line item 4120-6000. March 2016. Listen Now
"Let's Talk" - Smitty Pignatelli Cynthia Cardeli, Scott Doane and Smitty Pignatelli (State Representative) on Brain Injury Awareness. March 2016.
Spark the News - Brockton Sandy Topalian and Emily Reynolds speak of the exhibit "Soaring Without Llimits, Through the Arts". March 2016.



Westborough TV - Joanne Susi Keynote Speech - March 2016 WCVB TV "Channel 5 Investigates" - Ryan Farrell - November 2015
BIA-MA's Think A-Head Program - September 2016  "Find Your Voice" with Danielle Wohl - December 2015 
Concussion Awareness Video for Theaters - December 2015     


In the Press

Included below are some of the many articles and press releases written about BIA-MA and the Association's work over the past several years. Perhaps, the most powerful voices of the Association are those of the many survivors and families who share their stories of hope and courage. These are covered in the features that newspapers and other media produce regularly.

Click on tabs below for news and press releases

BIA-MA in the News 2016
BIA-MA in the News 2015
BIA-MA in the News 2013
BIA-MA In the News 2012
BIA-MA In the News 2011
BIA-MA In the News 2009 and prior

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