Boston Acquired Brain Injury Support Group


Purpose of BABIS

  • Provide socialization for individuals with acquired brain injury, and their families and friends.
  •  Educate the community about acquired brain injury.
  • Supply members and the community with local and national resources.
  • Offer support and coping strategies.



Monthly Support Group Meetings

Please join us

on the first Saturday of the month
at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

300 First Avenue Charlestown, MA 02129


in Conference Rooms A & B, 1st Floor
from 10am to 12pm

Click here to see meeting details and date exceptions




-Please note, the SRH shuttle does not run after 9 am on weekends.

-The Partners/MGH/Charlestown/Navy Yard shuttle does run on Saturdays, every hour on the HALF hour.

***Pickup and drop off is no longer in front of CVS on Causeway Street, but around the corner on HAVERHILL Street, right outside the exit from N. Station.  Please ask the driver if s/he is headed to Navy Yard or  to MGH,  so you don’t get on one going the wrong direction.***

-Taking the Partners shuttle BACK to North Station after our meeting  remains as it has been,  about a block  away from SRH and will drop everyone back out on Haverhill Street, not across the street from CVS. 


Group Poem Written by BABIS members February 2017:

Participating in silence

Overcoming obstacles

I strive for identity

Do not judge a book by its cover

Alone no more

Faith makes it possible

You can do anything

One all around

I rose from adolescence


I nearly died, but I survived in a different form

The mind stumbles but doesn’t fall

It’s not 100 yard dash; it’s a marathon

I’m starting over again and discovering a new norm

One day at a time; never give up!

Darkness no more!

After all this time, I’m still recovering

Moving forward in small and big steps


Always optimistic about the situation I’m in

I love all of you

Always stay tenacious

Stay positive

And we love you

Nature and animals are the answer

Thankful for this amazing day

The future is always bright!




BABIS Boston Acquired Brain Injury Support Group

2017- meeting schedule 10 am – noon

Family Caregiver Group, 10:30-noon


January 7:  BABIS 16 year party!  CX! :(


Feb. 4: “You are NOT Alone: Healing Threads

Philip Hasouris, Author, Poet


March 4: “Cleaning out the Clutter!”

Stephanie Gilbert, MS, CCC-SLP & Emilia Hearn, MS, CCC-SLP


April 1: “Leisure Activities +Adaptive Sports +”

Sandra Villante, Therapeutic Recreation, SRH


May 6:  Museum of Science! Mugar Omni


June 3:  “Creative Outlets:  The Power of Art!”

Expressive Art Therapy from ArtRelief



JULY :  There is No Meeting


August 6:  10th Annual Boston Harbor Spirit Cruise

 Noon – 2 pm, note Sunday date


September 9:  “You Really Need Your Sleep!”

Dr. Kevin Domingos, Neuropsychologist

Director Boston Neuropsychological Services, Needham


October 7:  “Who Are We Now?”

Survivor Panel + Documentary


November 4:  “We Are What We Eat!

Alice Richer, RDN,MBA,LDN, SRH


December 2:  “The ‘Gift’ of Mindfulness

For the Holidays

 Sarah Gray, Psy.D, SRH, C-Town and Medford



For further information, please contact:       

Sally Johnson, LICSW, 617-952-6254              



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