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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"

Martin L. Spivack M.D., PhD.

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) sends its condolences to the Spivack family on the recent passing of Martin Spivack.

“Marty” Spivack and his wife Marilyn Price Spivack were co-founders of the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts and the Brain Injury Association of America. Through their leadership Massachusetts became the model by which all other brain injury services are measured, across the country.

Marty was a man of intelligence and wisdom and was a pillar of support for his family, his friends, and his community. Loved and respected by all who knew him, he led a life of service as a veteran, a physician to our country’s veterans, and as an advocate for the brain injured. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, skiing, good food, gardening, dancing in the kitchen, and the deep and enduring love and friendship of his wife Marilyn Price Spivack. Marty will be missed, as he goes peacefully to his rest, his life work accomplished, his memory carried in the hearts of those who were fortunate to know him. 

Donations can be made in Marty’s memory to any of the following: The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, The Brain Injury Association of America, and The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Brain Injury Program.

*NEW* Survivor & Caregiver Workshop Series!

BIA-MA is pleased to announce the new, complimentary Survivor & Caregiver Workshop Series. This educational series is supported by the Ed Wilkinson Memorial Fund. Dr. & Mrs. Harold Wilkinson established the Ed Wilkinson Memorial Fund to provide caregivers and loved ones with the support and tools they need to navigate the world of brain injury. Sign up for one or all workshops! Learn more

Upcoming Events

Event When Description
Survivor & Family Caregiver Virtual Conference Wed & Thurs, November 8 & 9 This virtual 2-day event will feature 7 insightful and informational workshops to inspire, encourage, and embrace the needs of brain injury survivors and family caregivers. Learn more and register
The Impact of Aging on Our Brains 10/27/2023 11/03/2023 This virtual two-part workshop will review the brain changes that occur with aging and look at their impact on brain injuries. Download Flyer - Meeting ID 859 0167 1691 - Passcode 324603
CARE Partner Strategies and Support 11/14/2023 12/12/2023 01/09/2024 02/13/2024 03/12/2024 04/09/2024 Come join our virtual care partner group to learn about the brain and the best strategies to support your loved one. Download Flyer Meeting ID 866 2208 3797 - Passcode 604378
Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder: Tips and Tricks for Energy Efficiency 01/16/2024 01/23/2024 01/30/2024 02/06/2024 This survivor workshop will focus on strategies to increase energy, productivity, and task completion as well as identification of possible roadblocks to success. Download Flyer Meeting ID 859 8205 0443 - Passcode 439391

Unmasking Brain Injury Project

BIA-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