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Get Involved: Opportunities for Survivor Speakers

programsWithin the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA), there are several opportunities to become involved! Get involved in the prevention efforts and share your survivor story.

Survivors are integral and invaluable contributors to the prevention programs which provide individuals with the opportunity to share their story of how they sustained their injury and how the injury has changed the way they live their lives.

The following three programs include survivor testimony:

Brains At Risk is an effective court-referral program that links the choices made behind the wheel to the devastating effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The mission of Brains At Risk is to promote responsible driving and raise awareness of TBI in order to prevent fatalities and serious injury on Massachusetts roads.

Think A-Head is a school-based program designed to promote brain injury awareness and prevention among students. Think A-Head teaches students to avoid risk-taking behavior and develop healthy living habits.

Ambassador Program effectively promotes prevention and education by having persons with a brain injury and/or family members present facts related to brain injuries as well as their own story of injury and recovery to various civic groups throughout the state.

For more information about Prevention Programs at BIA-MA, contact Dana Harthorne at or call 508-475-0032.