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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

2016 BIST/OBIA Mix & Mingle

2016 BIST/OBIA Mix & Mingle

TICKET SALES AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES OPEN NOW – Over the past 11 years the Brain Injury Society of Toronto and the Ontario Brain Injury Association have co-hosted the BIST/OBIA Mix & Mingle.  We are looking forward to Wednesday, June 8th for this year’s fabulous celebration of 12 incredible years of partnerships with our ABI community. With...

Certificate Training Program in Acquired Brain Injury

Certificate Training Program in Acquired Brain Injury

COGNITIVE INTERVENTIONS FOR ADULTS WITH ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY (LEVEL 2) Very limited spots left! Prerequisite: Neurorehabilitation: Assisting Recovery & Function in Everyday Life Following Brain Injury (Level 1) Date: June 2-3, 2016 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 4, 2016 The long-term quality of life for individuals with brain injury and their...

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...

Concussion – More Than a Bump on the Head

Concussion – More Than a Bump on the Head

St. Catharines, ON January 5, 2016 – MEDIA RELEASE “I got my bell rung, I saw stars or I simply got a bump on the head” is what athletes would say after taking a hard hit or sustaining a blow to the head. More times than not the athlete returned to play without a second thought, without knowing that there could be serious life-long debilitating...