April 2023


Connecticut's partner in brain injury prevention and recovery since 1982.

BIAC Spring Social

Have you RSVP'd to the BIAC Spring Social?

Wednesday, April 12th

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

West Hartford Conference Center

50 South Main St.

West Hartford, CT

All are welcome at this free event! Please register to attend by April 10th!

RSVP for the Spring Social!

How We Help

Amy reached out to the BIAC free Helpline service in need of help and guidance after sustaining a traumatic brain injury from a fall down the stairs in her home several weeks earlier.

She had moved back home with her parents and also described experiencing chronic effects. Her series of challenges included:

  • memory loss
  • ongoing mental health issues
  • feeling isolated and sad
  • lack of interest in selfcare and activities she once loved

The BIAC Brain Injury Specialist listened, provided supportive counseling and guidance, and provided Amy with resources to help address her mental health and social needs, including the BIAC support group network where she can hopefully find connection and community.

We are here to help! Contact us, for yourself or a loved one, for brain injury resources, guidance, or information at 860-219-0291 or

Support Groups

Five Good Reasons to Use Support Groups:

  1. Support Groups Help People Feel Less Isolated
  2. Support Groups Provide Practical Knowledge, Resources, and Networking-
  3. Support Groups Answer Questions That Professionals Can’t
  4. Support Groups Provide Comfort for Families and Caregivers
  5. Support Groups Help Survivors Regain a Sense of Identity

Learn more about how Support Groups can help TBI survivors HERE.

Find BIAC Support Group Listings HERE.

Public Awareness Campaign

Our Public Awareness Campaign launched in March, thanks to American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, and is running through the end of April. Our goal? Increase familiarity with BIAC so ANYONE in our state who needs assistance knows about BIAC and how to contact us. Activities include:

  • The Connecticut Post article about BIAC and an interview with Executive Director, Julie Peters.

  • A series of transit, billboard, and online ads delivering broad statewide coverage.

YOU can help us by sharing this e-newsletter, by engaging with our social media posts, and telling people about our website,, our Helpline, Support Groups, and our Social and Fundraising Events.

Thank YOU for helping to get the word out about BIAC! 

BIAC 2023 Annual Professional Conference

What A Successful Day!

Thank you to ALL who attended our Conference, supported our mission, and joined us for a wonderful day of professional development, learning, and networking. The energy was incredible! Attendees scored this event with high marks and indicated great appreciation for being back in person.


We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our speakers, volunteers, committee members, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees, and to Quinnipiac University School of Medicine for hosting us. A special round of applause for our keynote speaker, Stacia Bissell – our survey results consistently report that everyone found Stacia to be one of the most engaging, inspiring, and authentic keynote speakers that we have ever had – Bravo!


We hope to see everyone again for our 2024 Annual Conference!

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The latest data shows over 3,000 people lost their lives in a one-year period due to distracted driving, an average of eight people per day. Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injury in the United States – and many of them are preventable!

Here are five ways to reduce distracted driving:

1.      CELL PHONES: Use your cell phone for emergency situations only. 

2.      SLEEPINESS: If you are drowsy, pull off the road. 


3.      PASSENGERS: Limit the number of passengers, as well as the level of activity inside the car. 


4.      FOOD AND DRINK: Avoid eating while driving. 


5.      ANYTHING ELSE BUT DRIVING: Do your multi-tasking outside the car. 

BIAC is partnering with NJM Insurance Group to raise awareness about safe driving. Visit our Driver Safety page here for more information and take the the Just Driver Pledge – saving lives and preventing brain injury!

More information about Driver Safety from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) can be found HERE.

Thank You to our Partners!

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Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut

200 Day Hill Road, Suite 250, Windsor, CT 06095 | 860-219-0291 |

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