National Brain Injury Assistance Card - Online Survey

February 24, 2021

People with brain injury and their families are invited to share their views via an online survey and help make the Brain Injury Assistance Card as useful as it can be for people.

National Brain Injury Assistance Card Service

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.

How to participate in the survey?

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.

About the survey

The survey includes questions about:

  • what information you think should be included on the Brain Injury Assistance Card;
  • how the Brain Injury Assistance Card could help people with brain injury; and
  • how to educate the community, service providers and first responders about the Card.

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.

About the Brain Injury Assistance Card

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.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the survey or wish to discuss anything further, please contact us.

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