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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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Play Smart: Understanding Sports Concussion

A concussion is a mild brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull. Every year, approximately 60,000 high school athletes experience concussions that are sports-related.

To help address and prevent sports concussions in young people, BIA-MA has produced an award-winning video for parents, coaches and student athletes. Play Smart: Understanding Sports Concussion includes two 12-minute segments. One segment is specifically designed for coaches and parents while the other segment caters to student athletes. The videos include facts about sports concussions, personal testimonies of student and professional athletes and expert advice.

Click on the image below to preview a short clip of the video!

Preview Play Smart video now!


Support sports concussion education in your community by ordering a copy of BIA-MA’s Play Smart video toolkit:

Order One (1) Play Smart video toolkit for only $15 and you will receive:

  • One (1) DVD copy of BIA-MA’s Play Smart: Understanding Sports Concussion Video Series

  • Ten (10) BIA-MA Concussion Fact Cards & Brochures

  • CDC’s "Know Your Concussion for School Nurses"

  • CDC’s "Heads Up Concussion Toolkit for Coaches"

For more information, contact Justine Cote at, or call 508-475-0032.