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Joanne Susi

"I was suddenly unable to do the things I once injoyed, struggling to come to terms with my injury, frustrated and angry”

Bob's life changed completely in 2013 when he fell two stories while shrink wrapping a boat at the marina where he worked. With the help of his family and BIA-MA,he has found ways to enjoy most of the things he used to, just a little differently. Click here to support BIA-MA efforts in creating better futures for those affected by brain injury.

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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"

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

walk & rollEach March, the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) leads the state in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month through a brain injury awareness campaign. This campaign, #ChangeYourMind, is a call to action for all brain injury advocates to join BIA-MA in improving the quality of life of every person impacted by brain injury. Learn more about what you can do to help. Visit

Unmasking Brain Injury Project

walk & rollBIA-MA is pleased to announce our partnership with the Unmasking Brain Injury Project! Our goal is simple – offer every brain injury survivor the opportunity to create their own mask, tell their own story, and provide opportunities for the masks to be displayed in public places. Collectively this project partners with brain injury agencies across the country – and we are proud to join their ranks to illustrate brain injury and its impact. Follow along with us via social media and stay tuned for upcoming events where the masks will be on display. Interested in getting involved? Contact Cynthia Cardeli, Dir. Programs & Services, at 508-475-0032 or

Upcoming Events

Event When Description
2019 Annual Meeting
Mar 27, 2019

The Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet is a great opportunity for professionals, survivors, caregivers, and their families to come together to reflect on the previous year in brain injury, learn more about BIA-MA, and celebrate! RSVP or Nominate for an Award!

38th Annual Brain Injury Conference
Mar 27&28, 2019

On March 27th & 28th BIA-MA will host the 38th Annual Brain Injury Conference. BIA-MA is pleased to introduce the addition of a Half-Day Conference (3/27) to accompany our Full-Day Conference (3/28). Registration is open!

ABI Clinical Continuing Education Series: Problematic Sexual Behavior
Apr 23, 2019

This training will provide participants with an overview of the continuum, neurological correlates, and clinical presentation of problematic sexual behavior (PSB) disorders, as well as the challenges experienced by individuals who exhibit co-morbid issues of acquired brain injury. Learn more.

Thriver Workshop Series
Apr 24 - Jun 5, 2019

Practical tips, tools & strategies for brain injury survivors for organizing inside and out! Learn more.

2019 Annual Golf Classic
Jun 17, 2019

Save the date for the 2019 Annual Golf Classic at The Haven Country Club. Stay tuned for more details.

2019 Falmouth Road Race
Aug 18, 2019

Save the date for the 2019 Falmouth Road Race. Stay tuned for more details.

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.