March 2023


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

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

It's time to educate our wider community about brain injury and its prevention.

BIAC is excited to be launching a Public Awareness Campaign this month! Make sure to tune in to your local Public Radio station for the “Brain Injury Survivor Stories” project. Look for BIAC messaging on billboards and bus advertising. You may even see our messages online!

Here are 5 Key ways that you can help to promote Brain Injury Awareness, not just in the month of March, but all year long:

  • Learn More: To understand more about brain injury, visit our website.
  • Listen More: If you know a survivor, ask them about their story. Hear it from a first-person perspective. If you don’t know a survivor, check out some fascinating stories here.
  • Say More: Make your community aware of our free Helpline, Support Groups and more by directing them to our website.
  • Share More: follow us on Facebook and Instagram and share our posts!
  • Do More: Donate when and where you can, and also find out more about volunteer opportunities, or other ways to get involved on our website. Know that when you volunteer and donate, you help BIAC continue to be a free, vital resource in our state.

BIAC is also part of a national campaign this month, promoting Brain Injury A-Z on our social media. Please comment on and share these posts – click on the social media links below to visit and engage.

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  • Check out our Brain Injury Awareness page on our website for ideas!
  • Become a BIAC Member! Visit our Membership page here to learn more and join!
  • Share your personal story here for possible feature on our social media (all names remain confidential).

BIAC 2023 Annual Professional Conference


Friday, March 17, 2023

Quinnipiac University, School of Medicine 

There is still time to Register! Lots of wonderful workshops available, including Cultural Humility, Durable Community Living…, Visual Issues, Quality of Live focus compared to rehabilitation – and so much more! Visit our Conference Website for more information!

This is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY for credentialed professionals needing CEUs! You can earn up to 14.5 continuing education hours. CEU Applications are approved for social workers, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, and psychologists. (APA Approved for onsite only)

General certificates of attendance will also be available for up to 14.5 hours of continuing education. This is also a great way to earn CEUs for your CBIS credential!

Workshops will be recorded and made available to those who register and attend the live event – more opportunity for learning at your own pace AND more CEU opportunity!

Top 5 Reasons To Attend the BIAC Annual Professional Conference:

  1. You work with people who have brain injury – and their families – and you always want to be the “best that you can be” with current information, research, trends, and best practices.
  2. Simply the best for professional development – great way to earn your CEUs in credential areas. Earn up to 14.5 CEUs.
  3. Good for networking with new professionals and catching up with “old” friends…
  4. The ONLY premier brain injury specific professional conference in the state.
  5. Something different - A day away from your normal routine, lots of learning and fun on a Friday – good lead in to the weekend! 
Register Today and Save!

Workplace Tips

Dos and Don'ts of Disclosure on the Job

Disclosing a disability may be a consideration when starting a new job or returning to a job after acquiring a disability or transitioning from school to employment. 

  • DO disclose when you need an accommodation: when you know that there is a workplace barrier that is preventing you, due to a disability, from reaching your goals.
  • DO know who to disclose to: Check your employee handbook or your company’s intranet for this information or reach out to the human resources department.
  • DON’T disclose too soon: You are not obligated to disclose to your employer. Be sure to weigh the risk and benefits of sharing your personal information.
  • DON’T disclose too late: Don’t wait to disclose until after you begin to experience work performance problems.

To see the complete article in Brainline, click here:

BIAC Spring Social Is Back!

Join us for the 2023 BIAC Spring Social!

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | 4pm - 7pm

West Hartford Meeting & Conference Center

50 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT

Open to ALL: Especially people with brain injury, their loved ones and caregivers. Join us for this free event, featuring dancing, games, fun, food and friendship!

RSVP by April 10th! 

RSVP for the BIAC Spring Social!

Golf Tournament Sponsorships Going Fast! 

Golf For Thought is now the United Steel Foundation Golf Tournament!

Inaugural United Steel Foundation Golf Tournament

Benefitting the Brain Injury Alliance of CT

Monday, May 22, 2023

TPC River Highlands

Cromwell, CT


Sponsorships are still available for this critical fundraiser for BIAC. Most sponsorship levels come with foursomes, and the opportunity to play on Connecticut’s premier private golf course, TPC River Highlands, home of the PGA Tour Travelers Championship. Don’t delay as this tournament sells out fast!

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

Click Here to Download the Golf Brochure

Thank You to our Partners!

Visit Our Website

Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut

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

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