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BIAT e-news Feb 2020

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BIAT e-news Dec 2019

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BIAT e-news Nov 2019

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BIAT e-news June 2019

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BIAT e-news March 2019

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ABI: The Facts

This primary resource by Synapse is a good starting point for further information on acquired brain injury.

A comprehensive overview of brain injury and "practical guide to understanding and responding to
Acquired Brain Injury and behaviours that challenge our understanding."

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A guide for staying safe online: easy read version

An online safety resource designed for people living with a cognitive disability, their parents and carers to assist them in navigating online challenges such as online grooming, sexting, cyberbullying and cybercrime.

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ABI Wise App

An App made by people with acquired brain injury for people with acquired brain injury, their loved ones, and everyone else.

The Brain Injury Matters App is FREE and is available from Google Play and the App Store

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BIAT e-news January 2019

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BIAT Annual Report 2017-18

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Nick's Story

We caught up with Nick and BIAT EO, Deborah Byrne, ahead of Brain Injury Awareness Week in 2018. This video recaps Nick's story as well as sharing what BIAT life membership means to him.

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BIAT Panel Discussion: "Parenting after brain injury"

As a part of Brain Injury Awareness Week in 2018, the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania hosted a panel discussion titled "Parenting after brain injury - implications for child safety and family violence services."

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Understanding and Living with Brain Injury: Information for Individuals

This information sheet produced by the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania for individuals living with brain injury, includes information about:

*How brain injury may affect you,

*What these affects may mean for you,

*Coping strategies and tips that may help you.

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Understanding and Living with Brain Injury: Information for Family members and Carers

This information sheet produced by the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania for family members, friends and carers of people living with brain injury, includes information about:

*How brain injury can affect people,

*What these affects may mean for people with brain injury,

*Coping strategies and tips that may help you to support the person who has a brain injury.

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Brain Injury Hospital Community Liaison Pilot Program: Final Report

In May 2015 BIAT implemented a 12 month Hospital Community Liaison Program pilot in response to the need for personalised support by people diagnosed with a brain injury and their families in Tasmania. The Program was modelled on the success of the BrainLink Community Liaison Pilot in Victoria.

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Ella's Story

In the lead up to Brain Injury Awareness Week 2017, BIAT, in conjunction with Domin8 Designs, produced a video with Ella, a sixteen year old Tasmanian girl, and her mum, Traci-Jean, about the changes to their lives after Ella was hit in the head with a hockey ball 14 months earlier.

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BIAT Annual Report 2016-17

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Bridge Magazine - 022

022 - Bridge Magazine - Stroke edition (2017). Bridge is the twice yearly magazine produced by Synapse, who are dedicated to improving the quality of life of people living with and affected by brain injury.

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BIAT Annual Report 2015-16

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Understanding The Relationship Between Family Violence And Brain Injury

This report and research, conducted by BIAT, presents a summary of the key issues surrounding the complex relationship between brain injury and family violence in Australia, and outlines the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania’s (BIAT) position statement on family violence and brain injury.

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ABI Community Liaison Officer - Interim Report

The Interim Report from BIAT, around the work of the Community Liaison Officer (CLO). The role of the Community Liaison Officer is to provide support to family and carers...

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BIA Policy Paper: Concussion in Sport

The campaign will be built around Brain Injury Australia’s trademarked "Five Rs" of concussion for the purposes of community education: “Recognise the injury; Removal from play; Referral to a doctor; Rest and then Return to play”.

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Bridge Magazine - 018

"A brain disorder can impact on communication abilities in many ways. In this edition of Bridge we look at some of the common issues with communication, as well as practical strategies to help address them".

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BIAT Annual Report 2014-15

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BIAT Annual Report 2013-14

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Brain Injury in Tasmania... Getting Beyond the Rhetoric

BIAT Report published November 2009

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Acquired Brain Injury and the Criminal Justice System: Tasmanian Issues

BIAT Report published August 2007

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Acquired Brain Injury - Issues?... Solutions?... Final Community Consultations Issues Paper

BIAT Report published April 2006

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BIAT Awareness Raising Video

This awareness raising video was developed to highlight the fact that brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time.. It also challenges the public misconception that it requires a significant event, such as a car crash, that leads to an ABI. 

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BIAT Panel Discussion: "Brain Injury and Family Violence"

In November 2015, the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania held a discussion panel focusing on "the intersection between brain injury and family violence". In line with it's community awareness raising aspirations, BIAT is pleased to share some recordings from the panel. Click to view the full series.

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Victoria Coalition of ABI Service Providers (Victoria)

‍VCASP's purpose is to represent the views of the Victorian Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) sector in presenting the needs of people with ABI, and their carers, to all relevant policy and funding bodies.

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Synapse - Australia's Brain Injury Organisation

Synapse provides a range of support services for people who have been impacted by brain injury and promotes quality of life, self-determination and choice through information, specialist support and targeted research activities.

Synpase has an extensive range of ABI Factsheets, copies of 'Bridge' magazine, and the comprehensive booklet 'ABI: The Facts' available for download (see the 'Support Services' menu).

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Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania

The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tas Inc. (ATDC) is the peak body representing the interests of community sector organisations (CSOs) that provide services to people with substance misuse issues in Tasmania. 

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Brain Injury South Australia

Brain Injury SA is the peak body in South Australia for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI), and those who care for them. It engages with people with an ABI and their families, service providers, ABI specialists, and people and agencies that are interested in the impact of ABI in South Australia.

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Head West

Headwest is a not for profit organisation set up to give help and support to people with an ABI.

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Tasmanian Acquired Brain Injury Services

TABIS provide access to responsive and innovative rehabilitative support options to those with an acquired brain injury in Northern Tasmania.

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BrainLink Services (VIC)

BrainLink Services is a Victorian based service that is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people affected by acquired disorders of the brain. Visit their 'Resources' page for online ABI Factsheets and Information Kits. Share your experiences and read about other people's in the 'Stories' section.

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Moving Ahead Centre of Research Excellence

The Moving Ahead Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Brain Recovery is the first centre worldwide to take a multidisciplinary, multisite approach to addressing the rehabilitation of individuals following TBI.

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Alf's Story

As a part of 2016 National Brain Injury Awareness Week, BIAT worked with local media and design business Domin8 Designs to produce a short video with Alf, a Tasmanian with an acquired brain injury (ABI), to hear about his story and lived experience.

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ABI Services Ltd.

A specialist service supporting independence for people with acquired brain injury in NSW.

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Headway - the brain injury association (UK)

Headway promotes understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers in the UK.

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Brain Injury Association of America (USA)

BIAA raises awareness and understanding of brain injury in the USA and provides help, hope & healing.

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BrainLine (USA)

BrainLine is a USA based multimedia project offering authoritative information and support to anyone whose life has been affected by brain injury or PTSD.

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ABI: The Facts

This primary resource by Synapse is a good starting point for further information on acquired brain injury.

A comprehensive overview of brain injury and "practical guide to understanding and responding to
Acquired Brain Injury and behaviours that challenge our understanding."

Visit Publication >

A guide for staying safe online: easy read version

An online safety resource designed for people living with a cognitive disability, their parents and carers to assist them in navigating online challenges such as online grooming, sexting, cyberbullying and cybercrime.

Visit this resource

ABI Wise App

An App made by people with acquired brain injury for people with acquired brain injury, their loved ones, and everyone else.

The Brain Injury Matters App is FREE and is available from Google Play and the App Store

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Understanding and Living with Brain Injury: Information for Individuals

This information sheet produced by the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania for individuals living with brain injury, includes information about:

*How brain injury may affect you,

*What these affects may mean for you,

*Coping strategies and tips that may help you.

Visit this resource

Understanding and Living with Brain Injury: Information for Family members and Carers

This information sheet produced by the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania for family members, friends and carers of people living with brain injury, includes information about:

*How brain injury can affect people,

*What these affects may mean for people with brain injury,

*Coping strategies and tips that may help you to support the person who has a brain injury.

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