Support Groups



Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), there will be NO In-Person group meetings until further notice!

Please check with specific group leaders for information on alternative, remote group meeting options

BIAC sponsors approximately 18 support groups throughout Connecticut, giving individuals with brain injuries and their caregivers the opportunity to connect and share their stories.  Click Here for current listing of the support groups in Connecticut. Facilitated by both an individual with a brain injury or a family member, and a professional, the support groups are extremely fluid in responding to the interests of their attendees. While most groups are open and welcome all individuals with brain injuries who wish to attend, several of BIAC’s Support Groups focus on individuals with a commonality that helps direct the content so that it is relevant to their current situation.

There are groups for individuals who have an acquired brain injury due to stroke, for working individuals and for veterans with brain injury, just to name a few. Individual support groups occasionally host guest speakers at their meetings or plan special social events. Check back frequently to see if there are any upcoming presentations that may be of interest to you.

To find out more about BIAC's support groups, please contact Devon Julien, Brain Injury Specialist @ dnjulien@biact.org or call 860-219-0291 x302.

 Click Here for current listing of the support groups in Connecticut. 

 

Unaffiliated Support Groups

PINK Concussions, a non-profit focusing on women and girls with concussions from sports, domestic violence, accidents or military service, facilitates online support groups for women, teen girls, and their parents/spouses/caregivers. PINK Concussions moderates these online support groups for over 3,800+ members including separate groups for women, young women under age 25, caregivers/parents, as well as professional groups for clinicians who work in brain injury. All groups are free and moderated by founder and Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW, Katherine Snedaker and a volunteer staff. Topics in the Women’s Group will address women's issues with PCS and employment, spouses, and/or being a parent. The group for women under age 25 will address school and college age issues. Each woman can chose which group best fits her needs.  There are five groups plus a 6th group for young women who want to be interns:

1. PINK Women’s Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/PINKconcussionsWomen/ 

2. PINK Young Women’s Group (for women under age 25) https://www.facebook.com/groups/PINKunder25/

3. PINK Caregivers/Parents https://www.facebook.com/groups/PINKconcussionsParents/

4. PINK Medical and Research Professionals including First Responders https://www.facebook.com/groups/pinkTBIpros/

5. PINK Veterans  https://www.facebook.com/groups/PINKveterans/ 

 

Caregiver Virtual Support Group This group is led by Attorney Claudia Englisby, who was a caregiver for 11 years to various family members while raising a daughter. Though  not specific to brain injury, Claudia is well versed in issues related to brain injury and is a member of the BIAC  Board of Directors.  She will share spinets from her personal experience to invoke round table type conversations and offer her legal experience to group members. Join via Zoom in your pj's and bringing a glass of wine is strongly encouraged!  Zoom meetings will be held on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.  https://www.meetup.com/Sandwiched-in-CT-Finding-humor-in-care-giving/?success=groupSetup