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Kristin Olliney and Isabella

"She’s come really far … but she has a long journey ahead of her, but we’ll take that together, too."

In 2010, Kristin Olliney and her daughter Isabella's lives were changed forever when Isabella came down with sudden acute encephalitis, which caused brain damage. Despite the number of challenges they face every day, Isabella and her mother face them head on and work on her rehabilitation every day.

Click here to read Kristin's & Isabella's and other stories.


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faces Accidents happen. Brain injury happens.

Unsolicited. Unanticipated. Unwelcome.

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?

Here you will find information for brain injury survivors, family members, caregivers, professionals and others. The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is here to help.

What's New at BIA-MA

Join Team BIA-MA race for a great cause !

More than 11,000 runners will gather in Woods Hole for the 42nd New Balance Falmouth Road Race. The 7.1 mile run is regarded by many runners who participate as a truly special race. The scenic, seaside competition has become a staple in the Cape Cod community and is recognized as one of the best, most enjoyable road races in New England. The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts has five non-profit entries for runners who wish to participate and fundraise at this event. Team members must commit to raising a minimum of $1,000.00 by August 25th, 2014. As a member of Team BIA-MA, all runners will receive:

  • Team Dinner on race weekend
  • Team Singlet
  • Personal Fundraising page through BIA-MA’s website
  • Access to running tips and articles
  • Team emails with fundraising ideas and sample letters
  • Any team member who raises over $2,000 will receive a one year Professional Plus BIA-MA membership.

Applications are due April 14, 2014. Download Application

Please send completed applications to or
30 Lyman Street
Westborough, MA 01581

Monday, June 23, 2014

Make plans today to join us and our celebrities on
Monday June 23rd at Haven Country Club (formerly Mt. Pleasant Country Club) for the Annual Golf Classic. The event is open to the public with advance registration. Click here for more information!

33rd Annual Brain Injury Conference

Continuing Education / Evaluations

Conference Handouts

2013 Fiscal Year Annual Report

Click here to read!


Participate in BIA-MA's Advocacy Campaign, #BrainInjuryAffects!braininjuryaffectswordlefinal.jpg

Have you suffered a brain injury or do you know someone who has? Do you work with, serve or care for a brain injury survivor? This year, in honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, BIA-MA has launched a unique advocacy campaign, #BrainInjuryAffects. Whether you're a provider, professional working in the field or a survivor or loved one, there's plenty of ways to get involved.

Click here to find out how to get involved

Update to Hutchinson v. Patrick Settlement

Based on an update to the Hutchinson v. Patrick Settlement, nearly 1,200 individuals living with brain injuries in nursing facilities will have the opportunity to move into community residences over the next six years under a proposed agreement negotiated by state officials and attorneys for the plaintiffs.

Click here to read about the updates
Watch videos about the settlement and ABI Waivers
What is the Hutchinson v. Patrick Settlement?

New Social Recreation Group for Brain Injury Survivors - "Brain Games!"

Will take place the third Wednesday of every month from 1-3 p.m. at the BIA-MA office in Westborough, Mass. This group is free for survivors but registration is required. To learn more about "Brain Games!" click here.

Heads Up HeadlinesRead BIA-MA's Quarterly Newsletter

BIA-MA's quarterly newsletter, Heads Up Headlines, gives you updates on research, a regular professional perspective, survivor and caregiver tips, a calendar of events, and prevention articles to keep you aprised of the latest in the field of brain injury. Click here to read it!

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If you would like to receive e-mails with information on upcoming events, conferences or other opportunities from BIA-MA, please submit your name and e-mail address. Click here to sign up!

Visit the Calendar of Events and BIA-MA in the News to learn more about what's happening at BIA-MA.