BIAC sponsors approximately 18 support groups throughout Connecticut, giving individuals with brain injuries and their caregivers the opportunity to connect and share their stories. See below for a listing of all groups. Click Here for current listing of the support groups in Connecticut, or see listing below. In addition to the groups listed below, Project Genesis will begin hosting a Family & Caregiver Brain Injury Support Group in January of 2018, that will focus specifically on the needs of family members and caregivers of an individual with a brain injury.
The Ellington brain injury support group will be hosting a guest speaker on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at New River Church, 314 Woodbridge Street, Manchester, CT from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Guest speaker Carol Starr, author of To Root & To Rise: Accepting Brain Injury, will share the story of her own journey in adjusting to life after brain injury. For questions, or to RSVP, contact Maria Rosa at 860-543-5855. Download the flyer.
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 Rene Carfi, Education & Outreach Manager, at email@example.com or call 860-219-0291 x306.