The Brain Injury Assistance card is now known as the National Assistance Card Service.
The Commonwealth Government has provided funding to the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania for a Project to expand its Brain Injury Assistance Card Program nationally.
The New National Assistance Card Service will be available later in 2021.
The Assistance Card Service is a personalised card to assist people with disability in the community.
The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania (BIAT) have provided an acquired brain injury (ABI) Identification (ID) Card Program for Tasmanians living with brain injury for over 20 years. The organisation is excited the Card Service will soon be available nationally.
Who is the National Assistance Card for?
The National Assistance Card will be available to all people in Australia living with brain injury.
The Card will also be trialled for people with autism, intellectual disability and epilepsy who live in Tasmania.
BIAT hope that, in the future, the National Assistance Card will be available to all Australian's living with disability and/or health conditions.