Brain Injury Awareness Week 2021 - 16-22 August
Welcome to Brain Injury Awareness Week 2021 - we're proud to launch our expression of interest campaign regarding our National Assistance Card.
The National Assistance Card will be available to all people in Australia living with brain injury later this year. The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania hopes that, in the future, the National Assistance Card will be available to all Australians living with disability and/or health conditions.
Supported by a comprehensive education campaign, the National Assistance Card will help people with brain injury to be more independent and to feel more confident in the community.
Each National Assistance Card is personalised and supports cardholders to communicate the impacts of their brain injury and/or any assistance they may require.
People will also have the option of including a QR (quick response) code on their Card which, when scanned, allows the person scanning the card to view additional written and/or visual information.
WATCH: 2021 Brain Injury Awareness Week Tasmania - Launch Video
You can view BIAT's video below to hear from BIAT EO Deborah Byrne, Tasmania Police Inspector John Toohey and Cate Curwood, who lives with brain injury, who launch National Brain Injury Awareness Week 2021 in Tasmania.
People who are interested in applying for a National Assistance Card and/or would like more information can fill in an Expression of Interest Form on the National Assistance Card website: https://bit.ly/3AM1vYk
For more information regarding Brain Injury Awareness Week, click the links below:
2021 National Brain Injury Awareness Week News
Jonathan's story - never judge a book by its cover
August 19, 2021
Due to brain injury, Jonathan McCall was at a loss for words when he visited a Devonport pharmacy recently. What began as a triggering experience soon led to understanding – all thanks to the National Assistance Card.Read news item
National Assistance Card Overview Video
August 17, 2021
Today we release our National Assistance Card Overview Video.Read news item
Izzy's sewing in honour of uncle
August 2, 2021
In honour and memory of her uncle Brodie, who had an acquired brain injury as a result of a drowning incident, Izzy has been busy making scrunchies and masks since December 2018.Read news item