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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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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"

Registration is Open for the Fall 2018 ABI Clinical Continuing Education Series!

walk & rollThe Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) has developed, in collaboration with experts in the field of brain injury, an Acquired Brain Injury Clinical Continuing Education series, which includes a two-day certificate training and advanced topic seminars. These educational programs have been designed to enhance the knowledge, expertise, and skills of clinicians, program administrators, case managers, rehabilitation and other professionals providing supports and services to individuals with ABI and their families. The Fall 2018 series includes 4 courses from October through December, all hosted at the UMASS Medical School South Street campus, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA. All courses offer CE credit for several different disciplines. For more information about the series, visit www.biama.org/abitraining or contact the Education Manager Beth Pusey at 508-475-0032 x19.

Upcoming Events

Event When Description
ABI Clinical Series: Substance Abuse and ABI Nov 7, 2018

In this one-day training the clinical criteria for substance abuse disorders and their relationship to the occurrence of acquired brain injury, as well as their neurocognitive impact, will be reviewed and discussed. Learn more and Register

ABI Clinical Series: Functional Neuroanatomy Review Dec 5, 2018

This one-day continuing education program will provide participants with a review of the structures and functions of the central nervous system (CNS), including the cerebral hemispheres and subcortical structures (brain stem and spinal cord). Learn more and Register

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.