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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

ABI Events

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

I Am the Face of Brain Injury – Melinda Wasylyk

I Am the Face of Brain Injury – Melinda Wasylyk

My Journey By Melinda Wasylyk My journey began one day when I was finishing my second day of college. Fast forward to years and years of heartache, to doctors assuming I wouldn’t survive, wouldn’t even function, to where I am today: an amazing person who strives to get better. I had my whole life ahead of me and was completely oblivious as to why my car...

ABI Training – Neurorehabilitation

ABI Training – Neurorehabilitation

Assisting Recovery & Function in Everyday Life Following Brain Injury (Level One) Date: February 21-24, 2017 This four day Certificate Training Program will provide you with information, and techniques, strategies and interventions that will equip you to better support people with ABI.  Some topics include: Introduction to Neurorehabilitation: Where brain...

Wholehearted Living!

Wholehearted Living!

What the heck does this mean and why is it important?   Tracy Martin, MSW RSW, Clinical Director, The Social Work Consulting Group Reprinted from OBIA Review Vol. 21 Issue 3 Social worker and researcher Brené Brown uses this term to encompass what it means to live our lives in a sincere, enthusiastic and committed manner. For many of us this has a nice...

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...