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Joanne Susi

"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
2018 Annual Brain Injury Conference Mar 29, 2018

On Thursday, March 29, 2018 the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) will host the 36th Annual Brain Injury Conference at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, in Marlborough, MA. Participant registration opens mid-January. Learn more

ABI Clinical Series: Problematic Sexual Behavior and ABI April 30, 2018

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

ABI Clinical Series: Functional Neuroanatomy Review and ABI May 30, 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

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

Join the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts during the month of March as we kick off the “Change Your Mind about Brain Injury” awareness campaign. Our goal is to raise awareness about brain injury in the communities we serve. We need your help to spread the word about brain injury! March is Brain Injury Awareness Month! The theme this year is "Change Your Mind". Learn more

Registration for 2018 Golf Classic is Open!

All of us at the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts are looking forward to our upcoming Annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 18 at The Haven Country Club in Boylston, MA.

The 6,800 yard, par 72 course offers interest and challenge for the most experienced players while remaining a fun and accessible course to beginner and intermediate golfers. Designed by William Mitchell with a recent restoration and enhancement directed by Ron Forse, the course is widely acknowledged as one of the best in the region. Learn more.

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

BIA-MA Names 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.

2017 Advocacy Day at the State House

On February 1, 2017, BIA-MA held its 2nd Annual Advocacy Day at the State House.

Over 200 legislators, brain injury survivors, volunteers, and BIA-MA employees attended the event, held at Grand Staircase on the second floor. The occasion was held to emphasize the importance of continued legislation to bring services and supports to individuals with brain injury. Read More.