A PUBLIC VOICE FOR ALL TASMANIANS AFFECTeD BY BRAIN INJURY

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania (BIAT) provides information and resources to people living with or affected by acquired brain injury (ABI).

How can BIAT assist me?

JOINING BIAT - OUR MEMBERSHIP

Being a member of BIAT has many benefits, including being kept up to date about government decisions that may affect your day-today life and/or your work.

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MORE THAN JUST A BANDAID SOLUTION

Acquired brain injury (ABI) refers to any injury or damage to the brain that occurs after birth. This injury can often permanently affect the way a person thinks, feels and behaves.

About acquired brain injury >

ABOUT BIAT

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania is the peak body for people living with or affected by brain injury in Tasmania.

While based in Hobart, BIAT provides services to all regions of Tasmania.

About BIAT >

WHAT'S NEW?

"Violence is not only a cause, but a consequence of brain injury..."

BIAT invites you to join us for the upcoming a panel discussion on "The intersection between  brain injury and family violence". 

It includes special guest members Ginger Gorman (Award Winning Journalist), Alina Thomas (SHE 'Support, Help, Empowerment' CEO), Janine Martin (Clinical Neuropsychologist) and Liz Avery (Specialist Family Violence Prosecutor).

Time - 6:00pm
Date - 3rd November 2015
Venue - 83 Melville Street, Hobart

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HOW DOES ABI EFFECT A PERSON?

Individuals with ABI may experience changes to their behaviour and personality, physical and sensory abilities, or thinking and learning.

Brain injury can greatly - and permanently - affect the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. ABI is often referred to as the 'invisible' or hidden disability, because it's effects are not always easy to see.

The effects of ABI >

WHAT DOES BIAT DO?

Our services include:

Education and Training

A major role of BIAT is to promote community awareness and understanding of acquired brain injury, in terms of both prevention and the impact of ABI on the lives of individuals, families and the broader community.

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ABI Identification Card

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania is committed to expanding the access that all Tasmanians living with or affected by brain injury have to high-quality information.

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Heads Up 2 Brain Injury

BIAT facilitates and runs the Heads Up 2 Brain Injury (HU2BI) program, an interactive learning experience for students with the goal of influencing their behaviour and attitudes to reduce their chances of sustaining a brain injury.

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