#GivingTuesday 2017

#GivingTuesday 2017

  #GivingTuesday  –  Together we can help! Brain Injury can happen to anyone There are currently 500,000 Ontarians living with an acquired brain injury. In addition, 43,000 will acquire a brain injury this year alone. A Brain Injury can happen anywhere, anytime, to anyone. The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) has been making a difference for more...

Concussion Hits Home

Concussion Hits Home

AN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABI Domestic violence is a common cause of brain injury in women and yet remains a family or even societal secret.  A study which was conducted in the United States of women in domestic violence shelters found that 92% reported their partners hit them in the head more than once, up to 83% reported being both hit...

ABI Training:

ABI Training:

Neurorehabilitation: Assisting Recovery and Function in Everyday Life Following Brain Injury (Level 1) February 20-23, 2018 This four day Certificate Training Program will provide you with information, techniques, strategies and interventions that will equip you to better support people with ABI.  This program is also the prerequisite for all Level 2 programs....

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What is ABI?

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 the...

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 effects....