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"I lost consciousness in the helicopter and I remember thinking I was dead, and that this was the end…then nothing,” Jim has no memory of his time in the hospital during his stroke, but came out the other side dedicated to fight his way back. And fight he did!
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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

Event When Description
Ed Wilkinson Memorial Lecture Jun 26

The inaugural Ed Wilkinson Memorial Lecture will feature speaker Arthur Dell Orto, PhD, CRC. Dr. Dell Orto will discuss his book “Brain Injury and the Family: A Life and Living Perspective”.

2018 Walk & Roll for Brain Injury Sep 15, Sep 23, Sep 29, 2018

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, Farnams Road, Cheshire, MA 
Maple Street Field Track, FSU, 220 Maple Street, Framingham, MA 
Buzzard’s Bay Rec Area, Cape Cod Canal, 110 Main Street, Bourne, MA 
Stay tuned for more information!

ABI Clinical Series: Acquired Brain Injury Continuing Education Certificate Oct 3&4, 2018

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

Continue to check back for registration information.

ABI Clinical Series: Overview of Neurodiagnostic Procedures and Neurological Effects of ABI Oct 12, 2018

In this half-day training, participants will learn the pathophysiological mechanisms in acquired brain injury and the common acute
neurological sequelae of ABI, including post-concussion syndrome, seizures, hydrocephalus and cognitive disorders.

Continue to check back for registration information.

Ed Wilkinson Memorial Lecture

Join BIA-MA as we host the inaugural Ed Wilkinson Memorial Lecture featuring speaker Arthur Dell Orto, PhD, CRC. The Ed Wilkinson Memorial Fund was established by Ed’s many friends and loving family members to provide opportunities to professionals and loved ones, like those who cared for Ed after during and after his injury, with the support and tools for coping in the world of brain injury. To learn more about the Ed Wilkinson Memorial Fund, Dr. Dell Orto or to register to attend please click here.

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

David 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.