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Bridging the Gap Sept 11

Save the date!

Bridging the Gap Rehab Conference

September 11, 2020
8 a.m. Breakfast/registration start until 4 p.m.
In conjunction with the Beyond Disability Network and Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare.

Keynote Speaker and Guest Speakers – to be announced.
Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare, Brown Auditorium
1453 Prince Rd, Windsor

Cost: $100 per person. $50 for students. Proceeds support Beyond Disability Network.
Tickets will soon be available soon through the Paypal account
Sponsorship & Exhibitor Spots will be available. Contact

THEME: Rehab to Community: The three Ps
Parenting, Primary Care, and Pain

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Lowe’s chooses BIAWE as Heroes recipient

We have more good news. Lowe’s on Tecumseh and Lauzon Parkway have chosen BIAWE to be the recipient of its “Heroes”event.

Money raised through their fundraising efforts started July 27 and through August and part of September will be donated to BIAWE for a NEW PROGRAM we will be offering in the fall/winter. (Details will follow)

The first event was a car wash in July.

In August there will be a jail and bail fundraiser on the weekends, more barbecues and an opportunity to donate a toonie at the cash register and get your name placed on their wall.

Here’s how you can help. We need volunteers for these fundraisers. At the jail and bail we need 2 people during each time slot – one to stand inside the jail being held for some crime or misdemeanour and another to solicit funds to either keep the person in jail or pay to get them out. Doesn’t this sound fun? Patronize this store, as they are helping us.

The best thing is during all these activities we can tell people about BIAWE and promote its programs and services. It’s a great outreach opportunity. Contact us to volunteer.

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2018 Spring Conference


This year’s ABI Conference was held at the Fogolar Furlan Club on June 20, 2018 with 65 in attendance.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Diana Velikonya is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, providing consultative and treatment services. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences in the medical school of McMaster University. She was on the Board of the Hamilton Brain Injury Association and is President –Elect of the Ontario Psychological Association.

Conference Committee 2018
Patricia Fleet, Renee Cantarutti, Leann Sassine, Anna Jurak, Dr. Anne McLachlan, Laura Wilkie and Diane Bradford.

A distinguished panel of local health care professionals shared their knowledge and expertise with health care providers attending this one day conference:
• Diane Bradford, Manager of Regional Trauma Program/Injury Prevention, Critical Care Services for Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus
• Dr. Stewart Plotnick, Psychologist is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Windsor. He is currently a member of the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA)
• Patricia Fleet, Occupational Therapist has worked with Bayshore Therapy & Rehab since moving to Windsor in 2003 and has been the Manager of Rehab since 2012
• Ann Marie Keough, In 2015, Ann Marie left the hospital setting to begin a career in the community, opening Enable Neurological Rehabilitation
• Dr. Abdalhakim Imohd Mustafa, Neurologist, Chief of the Neuroscience Department at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital, 2011 – 2012 and 2013. Dr. Mustafa is an Adjunct Professor at Schulich School of Medicine and Neuroscience Department.

We would like to thank the participants, exhibitors and especially the Bronze Sponsors of this conference. BIAWE is a no-profit charitable organization and relies on money received through this social enterprise to fund its ongoing programs.