February 2022

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

Exciting News Flash – The Time Has Arrived & We Are Counting Down…

2022 BIAC Annual Conference for Professionals – Live Virtual on

Friday, March 18, 2022 

Registration Open Now!

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Early bird registration discount ends on 2/25/22 so don’t delay - register today and don’t miss special pricing! Check out our conference page for brochure and for registration - click here

Our annual conference will be LIVE virtually on March 18, 2022. We are offering 10 workshops that you can complete either live virtually on March 18th or view the recording on demand at your leisure anytime between March 18th and April 18th, 2022.

Going virtual this year has allowed us to SPREAD OUR WINGS AND GO NATIONAL! We have brought in the “best of the best” for this exciting event.  We have an incredibly dynamic lineup of nationally recognized speakers, including keynote speaker and author, Erica Renee Walker, Thomas Watanabe, MD and John Whyte, MD, PhD from Moss Rehab Research Institute, Karen McAvoy, PsyD from Brain Injury Educational Consulting Colorado and John Corrigan, PhD from The Ohio State University for this year’s conference. This is the ONLY professional conference in CT focused solely on brain injury. You DO NOT want to miss this!

Workshop topics include Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Rehabilitation; Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on neuropsychological functioning; The Role of Stem Cells in Recovery after TBI and Brain Injury as a Chronic Health ConditionWant to know about our full workshop offerings and speaker details? – click here

This is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY for credentialed professionals needing CEUs! You can earn up to 15.0 continuing education hours for as little as $11 per credit. Applications are pending for social workers, speech language pathologists, rehabilitation counselors, physical therapists, physicians, nurses, and psychologists. 

General certificates of attendance will also be available for up to 15.0 hours of continuing education. This is also a great way to earn CEUs for your CBIS credential! Check out our conference page here.

Interested in becoming a Conference Exhibitor, including a booth in our Virtual Exhibit Hall? Click here for details and sign up by March 4, 2022!

Our exciting new Virtual Conference Platform offers high visibility exposure, and a dedicated space where your organization can express itself with a profile, graphics, videos, and files. We have also included packages that come with a Premier Booth in the Virtual Exhibit Hall, as well as exposure opportunities on BIAC's website, social media, and in our monthly e-newsletter, Buzz, reaching thousands in the brain injury community.


Exhibitors can choose between a Standard Booth and a Premier Booth package.

The Premier Booth offers several new ways to communicate with attendees including a live video booth. The live video booth is a powerful feature that transforms your virtual booth from a static experience to one which allows you to host a live meeting at your booth. Both video and screen sharing are included, creating a truly interactive experience. Click here for information, and make sure to sign up by March 4, 2022!

Check out our conference page!

How We Help


Anita, a health care professional, contacted the BIAC Helpline about her best friend’s son who had sustained a brain injury from a fall. After receiving initial care at a local hospital, he was not ready for discharge to an in-patient facility for ongoing rehabilitation. Because of his cognitive and behavioral status, the hospital was having difficulty identifying an in-patient facility that would accept this man for ongoing rehabilitation. 

The mother was feeling pressured to take her son home, but she knew that she was not able to care for her son’s needs at home. Anita and the mother knew that this was simply not a viable option for this man. On behalf of the mother, Anita was seeking guidance from BIAC on how to ensure a safe and appropriate discharge following the hospital stay.

The BIAC Brain Injury Specialist was able to provide Anita with information on how best to work with the hospital and advocate for an appropriate discharge plan, options on how to appeal and/or seek legal counsel if necessary, and how to ensure the best care for her son. In the end, Anita and the mom were able to successfully work through the process of discharge with hospital staff and the man was ultimately discharged to a setting that could meet all of his rehabilitation needs. 

Support Groups Update


BIAC currently has 12 Active Support Groups that host monthly meetings via Zoom, or through a Hybrid format of In-Person/Zoom. Join from the comfort and safety of your living room, wrapped in a cozy blanket on your couch! 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 brain injury care and other vital resources!  


A few hot topic discussions from our last months groups were: Winter Blues, Surviving the Holidays, Stress Relief, Grief & Losing Friends, to name a few. Join in to learn more about these important topics as well as learn more about brain injury care.


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! 

36th Annual Golf for Thought

36th Annual Golf for Thought

Monday, May 23, 2022

TPC River Highlands

Presented by United Steel

Sponsorships are available NOW for our biggest fundraiser of the year! Many of the sponsorship levels come with foursomes, and the opportunity to play on Connecticut’s premier private golf course that is home to the PGA Tour Travelers Championship.

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Click here for the Sponsorship Brochure

This event SOLD OUT last year, so don’t delay in registering your sponsorship!

Click here to register your Sponsorship

Contact Lori Shield with any questions and for more details at or 860-219-0291 ext. 303

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Spotlight on Brain Injury

Brain Injury Awareness Month is right around the corner! 

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and a time to educate our wider community about brain injury and its prevention. Throughout the month we will be sharing Brain Injury A-Z posts on BIAC’s social media. Do you know all the ways that YOU can help us promote brain injury awareness?


Navigator Corner


Very often, Dan seems to find himself running out of money before the end of the month, and ends up not being able to pay for his bills and food. Dan knew he needed assistance with budgeting, so he hired the Navigator.

The Navigator assists Dan by coming up with a budget for him that allows for the necessities to be paid for first, before he spends his extra money. This way, Dan does not run out of money before the end of the month.

Do you or someone you know need assistance from the Navigator like Dan did? Reach out to Cassandra Riley at 860-219-0291 X 305 or to schedule a FREE consultation!

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