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Education

ABI Training

At OBIA we develop, provide and disseminate information and educational tools that define, discuss and describe all aspects of acquired brain injury. At OBIA it is also our...

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Awareness

Bookstore

  The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) created the OBIA Online Bookstore in 2012 with the aim to provide the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) community with important...

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Support

Support

Support Line 1-800-263-5404 ABI can be devastating. Beyond the individuals’ impairments there can be confusion, misunderstandings and doubts. For those who deal first-hand...

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Events Calendar

Calendar

  Check out our events calendar for important dates and details on what is happening in the ABI community.     Have an event? Contact us to let us...

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Recent Posts

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

ST.CATHARINES: “I AM THE FACE OF BRAIN INJURY” CLICK HERE FOR FULL NEWS RELEASE Acquired brain injury (ABI) CAN happen to anyone and the financial, social and emotional costs are staggering. For Brain Injury Awareness Month, June 2015, OBIA is pleased to launch the release of “I AM THE FACE OF BRAIN INJURY.” This new and important message about...

What is ABI?

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is damage to the brain that occurs after birth from a traumatic or non-traumatic event. ABI is not related to a congenital disorder or a degenerative disease, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is damage to the brain caused by a traumatic event such as, a blow to...

Headway Homes Fund

The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) has been asked to participate in the distribution of $5,000.00 annually from a fund created by Headway Homes (Niagara) Inc. to enhance the lives of people in a slow to recover state following a Brain Injury.  The conditions of the fund are as follows: The person is an individual medically diagnosed as slow-to-recover...

Tougher Penalties for Distracted Driving

ST.CATHARINES: Do you text when you drive? Here’s a simple message: “D.O.N.T.”: Drive Only Never Text Distracted driving is not only a significant contributor to deaths on Ontario roadways, but driving while texting or talking on a cell phone can also lead to disability including traumatic brain injury. Accordingly, the Ontario Brain Injury...