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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

Children and Youth with Acquired Brain Injury

Children and Youth with Acquired Brain Injury

LEVEL ONE CERTIFICATE TRAINING PROGRAM Date: September 23-24, 2016 This Certificate Training Program will focus on providing information about behaviours after ABI that relate to learning and community participation.  Emphasis is on describing the cognitive-communicative problems that affect classroom learning, behaviour and community participation.  Group...

2016 Awards of Excellence / Back to School Conference

2016 Awards of Excellence / Back to School Conference

The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) along with the Personal Injury Alliance (PIA Law) are pleased to announce the 2016 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation and the Back to School Conference: Gender Challenges in Rehabilitation. AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE: These awards are meant to recognize exceptional service to the brain injury community in...

Neurobehavioural Disorders

Neurobehavioural Disorders

THEIR ORIGIN, NATURE AND REHABILITATION – LEVEL TWO CERTIFICATE TRAINING PROGRAM Date: October 20 – 21, 2016 Register NOW: Early Bird Registration fee ends September 21, 2016   Program Description: Brain damage is not a unitary phenomenon. The nature of neuropathology, the pattern of disability it produces, the probable course of recovery and the...

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...