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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

Thomson Rogers’ 80th Anniversary celebration

Thomson Rogers’ 80th Anniversary celebration

VOTE FOR OBIA! This year Thomson, Rogers celebrates its 80th anniversary as a law firm in Toronto. Looking back through the years they fondly recall the many clients who have touched their hearts and inspired people with their courage and perseverance. Their admiration for them cannot be easily measured, but they want to try. To commemorate, Thomson, Rogers...

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...

The PABICOP Model of School Reintegration

The PABICOP Model of School Reintegration

A Unique and Individualized Approach By Mary-Ellen Kendall, OT Reg (Ont), Occupational Therapist / School Liaison, Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Community Outreach Program The Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Community Outreach Program (PABICOP) is an outreach program for children and youth with acquired brain injury (ABI) serving the Ontario counties of...

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...