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28th Annual Vermont Brain Injury Conference

October 5, 2016
UVM Davis Center - Burlington, Vermont

This year's theme: Surviving and Thriving

The 28th Annual Brain Injury Conference was a great success with 18 thoughtful presentations. Brain injury survivors, family members, caregivers, and professionals from VT and neighbouring NY and NH came for a day of socializing, education, and support. Thanks to Hannah Deane Wood for an inspiring keynote address and to the many presenters who shared their expertise. Thank you to the sponsors and exhibitors who made the day possible. The Governor’s Awards were given to:  Lisa Bernardin, Survivor of the Year; Gary Wade, Professional of the Year; Chelsy Thompson, Caregiver of the year and Fairbank Scales, Employer of the Year. The presentations from some of the sessions are on the right hand column.


  • crowd3
  • crowd4
  • Fairbanks Scales1
  • Gary Wade Pro of the Year
  • Hannah animated
  • Hannah Deane Wood
  • Laura Basili
  • Lisa Bernardin Survivor of the Year
  • Lorraine2
  • Marie Frohlich
  • Marie Frohlich2
  • Mask display1
  • mask display2
  • masks display3
  • Melissa Cronin
  • M Ambusk mask
  • self Advocacy
  • Sue Z with purple hair
  • survivor panel
  • Therapeutic Drumming
  • Transportation
  • A great turnout for this year's 2016 Brain Injury Association Conference
  • A great turnout for this year's 2016 Brain Injury Association Conference
  • Fairbanks Scales: Employer of the Year
  • Gary Wade - Brain Injury Association of Vermont's Professional of the Year
  • Hannah Deane Wood
  • Hannah Deane Wood
  • Laura Basili
  • Lisa Bernardin - Brain Injury Association of Vermont's Survivor of the Year
  • Lorraine
  • Marie Frohlich
  • Marie Frohlich
  • Super creative Masks display
  • Super creative Masks display
  • Super creative Masks display
  • Melissa Cronin
  • More masks!
  • Self Advocacy Presentation
  • Sue Z
  • Brain Injury Association's Brain Injury Survivors Panel
  • Therapeutic Drumming at Brain Injury Association of Vermont's 2016 Brain Injury Conference
  • Transportation Workshop for BIAVT's 2016 Brain Injury Conference


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Click logo above to visit the DonorPages Walk for Thought 2017 page

17185 10153310452787394 7767093857156980075 nJoin hundreds of participants for a fun and friendly community oriented event. Stroll a winding route through Oakledge Park walkway and bike path. Walk with family, friends or co-workers. Vermont in June can be unpredictable, you just never know what to expect so dress appropriately. Walk route is wheelchair and handicapped accessible so all participants of various abilities have the opportunity to participate. When you complete your trek enjoy a wonderful finish line celebration filled with food, drinks and great entertainment.

Show your support for the thousands of Vermont individuals and families affected by a brain injury, because a brain injury can happen to anyone… anywhere...anytime.

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