News and Events

The latest news, events and information about brain injury in the Tasmanian and wider community.

Hobart Show Public Holiday

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Please be advised that the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania office will be closed on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th of October.

A collective voice is when a group of people come together equally and speak together on issues that affect them as individuals and as a group.

The project will work on 4 things:

  1. Find out what people with disability and their allies think needs to be done to ensure people with disability have a strong and united voice.
  2. Look at ways in which people with disability and their allies can work together on issues that affect the rights of people with disability.
  3. Look at what training and/or resources people with disability feel they need to develop their skills and experience to have more choices in, and control over, their lives and to contribute to their community.
  4. Connect people with disability in different parts of Tasmania to relevant training and/or resources.

In this project the word ‘allies’ means parents, families, carers, advocates and community disability organisations promoting the rights of people with disability.

Events

Disability Voices Tasmania is currently piloting a range of workshops for people with disability around the state.


The first two workshops will be "Improving the knowledge and skills of people with disability to make sure we have accessible buildings and public spaces"

This workshop will provide people with the following knowledge and skills:

*understanding the key access requirements of building regulations and how access can be improved by implementing them;

*knowledge about how the building design and approval processes work;

*information on how to do something about buildings and public space that do not provide good access;

*skills to work with your local government on public space access.

Find out more and register to attend:

Hobart - Friday 28th of June - Register here.

Devonport - Saturday 22nd of June - Register here.


Learn more about Disability Voices Tasmania

Visit the Disability Voices Tasmania website

Find them on Facebook page

Contact Disability Voices Tasmania

Email: info@disabilityvoicestasmania.org.au  

Phone: 0429 488 151

Reference Group

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania is proud to be part of the Disability Voices Tasmania Reference Group, alongside people with disability, Geraldine Robertson, Nick Bailey and David Cawthorn, and representatives from other community disability organisations, including: Association for Children with Disability, Autism Tasmania, Epilepsy Tasmania and Speak Out Advocacy.

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More News

Mercury Newspaper Article 19 Oct 2019

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania was in the news again last month, with BIAT Executive Officer, Deborah Byrne, asked to comment on BIAT's unsuccessful application for funding under the National Disability Scheme’s Information, Linkages and Capacity [ILC] Building program for 2019-2022 in this Mercury Newspaper article.

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Rethinking Brain Injury Consultations

People with brain injury and/or their family members are invited to attend a Rethinking Brain Injury Forum. The forums are being held in Hobart (11th Nov), Launceston (12th Nov), and Ulverstone (13th Nov).

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Supporting a Community

Find out more about the role disability support workers play in the lives of people with acquired brain injury in this wonderful article published in the Examiner Newspaper in the lead up to Brain Injury Awareness Week 2019.

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