September 2022

Connecticut's partner in brain injury prevention since 1982

Walk for Thought

Early Bird Deadline 9/7

18th Annual Walk for Thought

Register Now

The 18th Annual BIAC Walk for Thought event is happening on Saturday, October 1st at Northwest Park, 448 Tolland Turnpike in Manchester, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

Don't miss this Early Bird Deal!

SAVE UP TO $5 on your registration and guarantee your FREE EVENT T-SHIRT by registering no later than midnight, SEPTEMBER 7!

Questions about the BIAC Walk for Thought, including volunteer opportunities? Contact George Penney at or by calling 860-219-0291, ext. 310.

Become a Walk for Thought Sponsor!

As a Sponsor, your support of the Walk for Thought demonstrates your commitment to the brain injury community. 

It also allows BIAC to be there for individuals with brain injury, their families, and brain injury professionals who look to our cost-free Helpline for crucial services and support. Your sponsorship also helps prevent brain injuries before they happen through our education and community outreach programs. The Walk for Though sponsorship brochure can be found here.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Lori Shield at or 860-219-0291 x 303. 

New BIAC Website

The New and Improved 

Check out our new website! BIAC has been working with Rough & Ready for over a year to bring you a new and improved website that is easier to navigate, offers a new Resource Directory that is searchable and will continue to expand, and is bigger, brighter and bolder! 

Let us know what you think by emailing If you find anything that is not working, please let us know and we’ll correct it.

2022 Candidates Forum

Candidates on the Issues That Affect You! 

Every two years, the CT State Independent Living Council (SILC), in collaboration with other disability organizations, holds a non-partisan Candidates Forum on Disability Issues for the candidates running for federal office in Connecticut. The 2022 forum will be Oct. 12.

Each Candidate (or their representative) will talk about important issues that impact people with disabilities in the state of CT.  Be there – and be part of this important event. In person or via Zoom – your choice

Learn more about the forum here!

Support Groups Update

Support groups provide a safe, non-judgmental way for survivors, caregivers, and professionals to connect with other individuals to share and learn about everything brain injury. 

BIAC currently has 12 Active Support Groups that host monthly meetings via Zoom, or through a hybrid format of In-Person/Zoom. If you are wanting to connect with others, feel a sense of belonging and community, and meet new people, then we encourage you to visit one of our support groups. Never any obligation – you can talk and share your experiences with others or, if you choose, simply listen, and enjoy the conversation. Each group is slightly different, so why not “sample” a few of them and find one that feels like a good match for your needs and truly makes you smile.


Visit the Support Groups page on our website for more information.

View the Support Group calendar here!

A Lifeline to Hope

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

Did you know that the United States transitioned the 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to 988 – an easy-to-remember three-digit number for 24/7 crisis care. This lifeline, which also links to the Veterans Crisis Line, follows a three-year joint effort to put crisis care more in reach for people in need. 

Studies show that individuals with brain injury are at higher risk for suicidal thoughts and attempts. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, 988 provides 24/7 connection to confidential support. Just call 988 or chat on There is hope!

To better understand feelings of depression after a brain injury, learn more here.

2023 BIAC Annual Conference:

Call for Proposals

The Brain Injury Alliance is seeking workshop proposals through October 15, 2022 for its Annual Professional Conference that will take place in March 2023 [Date to be determined].

We are excitedly planning to be back in person for 2023! Workshops will be 90 minutes in length and can be research findings, clinical applications, or relevant case studies. The audience consists of professionals working in the field of brain injury, including social workers/care managers, medical practitioners, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and direct care staff.  Students and trainees are welcome to apply. Preference is given to evidence-based presentations that are interactive, including strategies to engage the audience, and leave participants with new skills and learning that they can immediately put to use.

Possible workshop topics may include:

  • COVID and neurological implications
  • Concussions
  • Research Updates
  • Addressing Behavioral issues/challenges
  • Community Resources
  • Return to work, employment BRS, driving, assistive tech
  • Acute rehab
  • ABI and mental illness
  • Other topics relevant and related to brain injury

Contact Conference Chair Bonnie Meyers to learn more, and to submit your workshop proposal:

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