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BIAC BUZZ

March 2022

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

Spotlight on Brain Injury

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!  

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This is an important month to educate our wider community about brain injury and its prevention. BIAC is part of a national campaign, promoting Brain Injury A-Z with daily posts on our social media. Please comment on and share these posts – click on the social media links below to visit and engage with our pages. Here are some additional ways that YOU can inform yourself, and help us promote brain injury awareness to others:



  • Become a BIAC Member - you’ll belong to a community of people who want to increase awareness about brain injury and help those whose lives have been forever changed by it. Click here to learn more and join today! 


  • Send us your personal story here, or share your loved one’s story here for possible feature on our social media (all names remain confidential).


  • Make your community aware of our free Helpline, Support Groups and more by directing them to our website.


  • Make a donation to BIAC. Whether you conduct a social media fundraiser or make a donation online, by mail, or phone, know that these donations help BIAC continue to be a free, vital resource in brain injury prevention and recovery.


JOIN US FOR THE

2022 BIAC VIRTUAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE

LIVE ON MARCH 18TH

8:00AM - 3:30PM

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Click here to register today!


Virtual - For your safety and ease


Join us live on Friday, March 18th for a day of workshops and exhibits you won't want to miss. Ask your questions live! View all the workshops and earn up to 15 CEUs / 13.5 IPCE credits / 1.5 ASHA CEUs.


All ten workshops will also be recorded, so for those you miss live,

you can go back and watch them anytime on demand

between March 18-April 30th!


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, physical therapists, physicians, nurses, and psychologists


Browse the conference brochure 

to learn more about our great lineup!

Interested in Exhibiting at the Conference?

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This conference is not possible without our Exhibitors! Our Conference Exhibit Hall offers a dedicated space where your organization can express itself with a detailed profile, graphics, videos, files, and dedicated conversations.



An enhanced version of the exhibit profile/booth is also available. This add-on offers several new ways to communicate with attendees with 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, and supports both video and screen sharing, creating a truly interactive experience.


RESERVE YOUR BOOTH BY MARCH 4, 2022!


Download the exhibitor brochure and reservation form here

and sign up TODAY! 


Questions about Exhibiting?


Contact Lori Shield at lshield@biact.org or call (860) 219-0291 ext. 303.

How We Help

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I need to be strong, I need to be understanding; I need to be so many things for this person, I often forget what I need for me!


Beth, like so many mothers, wives, sisters, or friends, take on the role as a caregiver for someone they care about, but often find themselves overwhelmed by how much they have to expend themselves to that particular person’s needs. All while slowly beginning to neglect their own needs. Often this leads to feeling burnt out, depressed, and ready to call it quits!


The team at the Brain Injury Alliance of CT understands these feelings, and are always here to help! Like Beth, BIAC routinely fields calls and online requests from caregivers that are overwhelmed and in need of help! Beth was caring for her elderly mother who sustained a brain injury from a no-fault car crash. 


The BIAC team provided Beth with insightful information for caregivers on how to understand brain injuries, and how to be helpful to her loved one without sacrificing her happiness. If you or someone you know is caring for a brain injury survivor, and are 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.

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 Tournament 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 lshield@biact.org or 860-219-0291 ext. 303

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.

Don't Miss a Thing!

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Join the conversation with thousands of

BIAC Facebook followers and stay informed!

Did you miss these news stories last month?

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Life After Brain Injury: No One Recovers Alone

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Cooking With Brain Injury — And Finding Humor In It

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Don't miss a thing! Click the Like button to join the BIAC Facebook page.

Navigator Corner

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Brandie's daughter sustained a concussion in school while playing soccer. The recovery is nothing like she expected, and she needs assistance making sure her daughter can transition back into school properly. 


Brandie hired the Navigator to assist her in helping make sure the transition is smooth, and her daughter is getting the proper services, in school and out, that are best for her recovery.


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

Are You a Caregiver Interested in Participating in a Research Study? 

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Fordham University is conducting research to examine the caregiving experience of spouses who provide care to a partner who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are currently seeking participants who are willing to share their experiences in an audio-recorded interview conducted via phone.


Interviews will take approximately 45-60 minutes and participants will be compensated with a $15 Amazon gift card. To learn more and see if you qualify, contact Madison at mseger2@fordham.edu.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

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