February 24, 2021
The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania (BIAT) has received project funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to expand its Tasmanian ABI (acquired brain injury) Identification Card Program to a National Brain Injury Assistance Card Service.
Because BIAT want the Assistance Card to be as useful as it can be to card holders, we have created an online survey for people with brain injury and/or their family members to share their views with us on the various aspects of the design, development and roll out of the new National Brain Injury Assistance Card Service.
The intent of the Brain Injury Assistance Card is to assist people with brain injury to feel more confident in everyday social situations. Each card is personalised, helping the card holder to explain the effects of their brain injury and to request any support they may need.
The survey is for people with brain injury and their family members.
We value your opinion and invite you to share your views on the new National Brain Injury Assistance Card Service via our survey.
Survey for Non Card Holders
Survey for Current Card Holders
The survey links will remain open until 21 March 2021.
The survey includes questions about:
We would be grateful if you could share the survey links with other people with brain injury/family members that you think may wish to provide us with feedback.
Definition of Brain Injury: For this survey, brain injury is defined as injury or damage to the brain that occurs after birth. For example due to: stroke, tumour, infection, traumatic brain injury (eg assault or motor vehicle crash), hypoxic brain injury (eg non-fatal drowning) or degenerative neurological conditions.
The Brain Injury Assistance Card includes a person’s identified brain injury related challenges and nominated contact person’s details.
If a card holder has communication problems or gets into difficulty in the community, they can show their Assistance Card and, if required or requested, their nominated person can be contacted.
Through awareness raising and education the Card also aims to reduce stigma and misunderstandings associated with brain injury.
If you have any questions about the survey or wish to discuss anything further, please contact us.
BIAT invites you to attend the next Brain Injury Peer Support Group online via Zoom - Wednesday 21 July. Topic: Fatigue Management.View Article >
Peer Support Meetings are being held in Hobart (8 June), Launceston (21 June) and Ulverstone (22 June). June Theme: Behaviours and Communication.View Article >
"Government must ensure people aren’t left struggling for support" writes BIAT executive officer, Deborah Byrne, in this Talking Point article published in The Mercury Newspaper on Friday 7 May 2021.View Article >