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).
The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania (BIAT) would like to talk to people with brain injury and/or their family members about three projects we are working on.
The projects include:
*Setting up support groups (face to face,Facebook etc), across the state, which are run by people with brain injury, for people with brain injury;
*Establishing Brain Injury Advisory and Consultation Committees (ACCs) across Tasmania. The ACCs will get together to talk about issues that affect them and other people living with or impacted by brain injury (ie families, carers), and work with BIAT to come up with ways for solving those issues; and
*Developing ways to help people share information about their brain injury with other people such as employers, potential employers,TAFE etc.
We need your help to make sure these projects truly include and reflect the lived experience of people with brain injury and their families.
Please come along to share your views and ideas with others, and support BIAT to make these projects a success.
A light lunch will be provided.
If you would like to attend one of the forums please contact:
Robyn McWaldron on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 0460 812 428 or 6230 9800
When: Monday 11th November 2019
Where: ABC Building, 1 Liverpool Street, HOBART
When: Tuesday 12th November 2019
Where: Li-Ve/TABIS (Tasmanian Acquired Brain Injury Service), Level 4/11 High Street, LAUNCESTON
When: Wednesday 13th November 2019
Where: Beachway Motel, 1-5 Heathcote Street, ULVERSTONE
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.View Article >
Please be advised that the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania office will be closed on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th of October.View Article >
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.View Article >