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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

Helpline 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 with...

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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

BIST/OBIA Mix & Mingle

BIST/OBIA Mix & Mingle

This year we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BIST/OBIA Mix & Mingle on Wednesday June 11, 2014. Plans are underway to make this June’s event a fabulous celebration of 10 incredible years of partnerships with our ABI community. With over 600 guests in attendance, this annual networking event has been very successful in helping raise awareness...

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...

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...