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BIAC BUZZ

April 2022

Connecticut's partner in brain injury prevention and recovery for 40 years

How We Help

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Celeste contacted the BIAC Helpline. She was living with a mTBI (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) from a car crash. Because of the mTBI, she was experiencing short-term memory loss, vertigo symptoms, and headaches. She was determined to continue working and living to the best of her abilities given her injury. 


Working part-time at a local drug store, she felt as though she was being belittled and treated unfairly by her supervisor, who disregarded that she had an injury and chastised her for her level of productivity and her inability to remember his name. He would use a condescending tone while addressing her and routinely call her out to other employees in the store. Feeling hopeless and ready to quit, she contacted us for assistance. 


BIAC was able to provide her with information on 1) her ADA rights as an employee with a disability; 2) how to advocate for herself within the workplace; and 3) how to gently educate her employer to support someone with a disability. The call ended with both Celeste and her parents enthused and refreshed that their concerns were heard and understood now that they had the resources necessary to reach a successful resolution. 


If you are living with a brain injury, or caring for someone who is having a hard time, please reach out so we can bring back some peace of mind, 860-219-0291 or general@biact.org. For more information on our services click here.

Thought You Missed Out?


BIAC Annual Conference

Now On Demand!

March 19 - April 30

Virtual - For your convenience!



Join us on demand and view all 10 of our sessions and

explore our Virtual Exhibit Hall through April 30th



View ALL workshops for ONE PRICE and earn up to:

15 CEUs / 13.5 IPCE credits /1.5 ASHA CEUs

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Browse the conference brochure  to learn more about

our great lineup of speakers and topics!


Then register to access all workshops on demand!

Have questions? 

Call (860) 219-0291,

or by email at General@biact.org

REGISTER TODAY!

BIAC Membership

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For 40 years, BIAC has been delivering programs and services to individuals and families impacted by brain injury, as well as education, outreach and training programs throughout the state of Connecticut.

 

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, won’t you join us by becoming a BIAC Member, or renewing your membership?



You are needed as an important part of our team so we can collectively speak with a louder voice and raise awareness. Membership benefits include special invitations to programs and events, a discounted rate for our Annual Professional Conference, and a BIAC Membership magnet to proudly display. The true benefits of membership are the accomplishments we make TOGETHER for the brain injury community. Partner with us! Take a stand with BIAC and all of our members, be an advocate for this important cause, watch us grow, and watch us change lives!


Not sure of your membership status? Call Sarah at 219-0291, ext 310 or email her at smoore@biact.org.

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

Support Groups Update

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BIAC currently has 12 Active Support Groups that host monthly meetings via Zoom, or through a Hybrid format of In-Person/Zoom. It is as simple as viewing our current support groups listing here and selecting the one that works best for you! BIAC’s Virtual Groups provide a safe and intuitive way for survivors, caregivers, and professionals to connect with other individuals to share and learn about everything brain injury.


Join in to learn more about managing your own health care or to learn about being the best health advocate for a loved one in need.


For further details on all our groups, please check out the BIAC website under the GET HELP NOW section for the one that best meets your needs! Click here to view our current support groups.

36th Annual Golf for Thought

36th Annual Golf for Thought

Monday, May 23, 2022

TPC River Highlands

Presented by United Steel


Enthusiasm is HIGH for this tournament, and we can't wait for this incredible day at TPC River Highlands! Golfing is SOLD OUT, however there are still sponsorship opportunities available. We are also accepting donations for our Silent Auction. Don't delay in registering your sponsorship! Click here for tournament and sponsorship information.

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Click here to register your sponsorship!

Contact Lori Shield with any sponsorship questions at lshield@biact.org or 860-219-0291 ext. 303. Contact Sarah Moore about the Silent Auction at smoore@biact.org or 860-219-0291 ext 310.

Spotlight on Brain Injury

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Distracted driving significantly increases your risk of a motor vehicle crash, which continues to be one of the leading causes of brain injury in the United States. Driving while distracted also increases your risk of injuring others on the road – both drivers and pedestrians.


Distracted driving includes anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving practicesSending a text message, talking on a cell phone, using a navigation system, and eating while driving are a few examples of distracted driving. Any of these distractions can endanger you, your passengers, and others on the road.


Learn more about this very important issue here - distracted driving

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It doesn't cost you anything to support BIAC! So don't forget to shop as you always do with Amazon,

but just be sure you are on the AmazonSmile website!

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Thank You to our Sponsors!

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Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut

200 Day Hill Road, Suite 250, Windsor, CT 06095 | 860-219-0291 | www.biact.org

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