Brain Injury Australia Newsletter – March 2022
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– Concussion Workshop in December – Proceeds support Brain Injury Australia Read more.
– Brain Injury Australia’s five-year partnership with MAX Employment Read more.
– Brain Injury Australia Facilitates “Community of Practice” for National Disability Insurance Agency Read more.
– Brain Injury Australia Invited to Write Editorial for Young Stroke in the United States Read more.
– Getting the Best From The NDIS – Workshop For Clinicians, Allied Health, Service Providers Read more.
– Following Brain Injury Australia’s successful application to the Australian Government’s National Disability Conference Initiative, it has received $11,000 in funding to assist people with a brain injury to attend October’s 5th Annual National Acquired Brain Injury Conference”. Find out more.
– Brain Injury Australia “On The Stump”. Find out more.
Brain Injury Australia Newsletter – August 2017.
– BIA leads Australia’s first prevalence study of brain injury and family violence. Read more.
– Speakers announced for national launch of 2017’s Brain Injury Awareness Week. Find out more.
– BIA asked to quote on Australia’s first study into brain injury and family violence. Find out more.
– Rosanna Robertson tells Ray Martin about her recovery from being shot point blank in the back of the head by her boyfriend. Find out more.
“National survey data suggest that about 50 to 60 per cent of Australian women drink in pregnancy.”
– Brain Injury Australia to Facilitate a “Community of Practice” for NDIS. Read more.
– Brain Injury Australia to Hold 2 Workshops on the NDIS. Read more.
– New Research: How Many Make a full Recovery from Concussion? Read more.
– Neuromoves now in Sydney: Exercises for Neurological Conditions. Read more.
– BIA Receives National Disability Agency Funding. Read more.
– New Research: Driving After Concussion: Is it Always Safe to Drive After Symptoms Resolve? Read more.
– 2017’s Brain Injury Awareness Week Devoted to Brain Injury in the Military. Read more.
– BIA’s Subscribers Offered Discounted Registration to Brain Injury Conferences. Read more.
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– Return to Work Program for People with Brain Injury Shows Promise. Read more.
– BIA’s charity partner Sidetember doubles its support for Return2Sport. Find out more.
– BIA’s Speech to the NDIS Business Transformation Strategy Conference. Read more.
– BIA Chairs 4th Annual National Acquired Brain Injury Conference. Read more.
“Brain Injury Australia’s advises that there has been an historic under-representation of people with brain injury in the Disability Employment Services (DES). This situation has worsened with the closure of Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services Australia (CRS) Australia and subsequent loss of brain injury-specific expertise and staff with allied health qualifications to appropriately assess and provide vocational programs for this client group.”
– Top Canadian University Offers Case Management Training. Read more.
– BIA Joins Forces with Australian Institute of Neuro-Rehabilitation. Read more.
– 4th Annual Acquired Brain Injury Conference. Read more.
– BIA Receives National Disability Conference Funding. Read more.
“Brain Injury Australia recommends a national level overhaul of health services and disability-funded supports to meet the age-appropriate needs of young stroke – for example; in the provision of specialist physiotherapy, occupational therapy and counselling of sufficient frequency, intensity and duration to effect optimum family/relationship functioning, community reintegration and return to work.”
“Brain Injury Australia recommends that the Australian Football League, the Australian Rugby League Commission, and Australian Rugby Union co-fund an independent, large-scale, prospective study – comprising cohorts from all three sports – examining the risk factors for as well as the incidence, assessment, short and long-term effects, management and potential prevention of concussion in child and adolescent players.”
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Brain Injury Australia, in collaboration with its then Queensland Member organisation “Synapse,” and James Cook University, advises that DisabilityCare should integrate the Planning and Assessment Framework into its Operational Guidelines, and for assessments with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, assessors should work in accordance with the four stages specified in the Planning and Assessment Framework: Engagement, Pre-Assessment, Assessment and Follow-up.
“Acquired brain injury (ABI) is a “hidden disability.” Participants reported poor understanding of ABI within the medical, allied health, and disability professions. This has led to unsuitable or inappropriate treatment from doctors, therapists and support workers engaged to support people with an ABI. It can also lead to misunderstanding in the community where people with an ABI are excluded from mainstream services because they are considered to be under the influence of alcohol or other substances and/or mentally ill.”
“Brain Injury Australia believes that access to educational supports for students with disabilities should be consistent between jurisdictions.”
Published in the National Seniors Association’s 50 Something magazine. “While it might be common knowledge that falls are the leading cause of injury in Australia, perhaps it’s less well-known that falls are now also the leading cause of traumatic brain injury – accounting for around 2 in every 5 admissions to hospital.”
“Brain Injury Australia recommends that the Australian Government and the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) – through the Community and Disability Services Ministers’ Conference (CDSMC) – enlist stakeholders such as the Prisoner Health Information Group, the Juvenile Justice Research and Information Group and the National Forensic Disability Working Group to modify reception screening and other assessments to render optimum detection of ABI. This will serve to fulfill both the Australian Government’s obligations as a State Party to Article 31 (“Statistics and data collection”) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) as well as COAG’s commitment to “good data” under the National Disability Strategy.”
Published in Aged Care INsite magazine. “Firstly, while it was no surprise that those aged 85 years and over – the fastest growing segment of Australia’s population – have the highest falls, falls injury, TBI and TBI death rates, it was still shocking how high their death rates actually were. Every local and international study of TBI outcomes in the “old old” demonstrates “100 per cent mortality”. To be blunt; if you reach that age, fall over and hit your head, you die.”
“Brain Injury Australia commends the development of the National Carer Strategy as an important recognition of the work of Australia’s growing ‘care force’. It needs involvement and voices from all involved. In particular, it is essential that carers are directly involved in planning and implementing policy and programs under the Strategy.”
“Brain Injury Australia recommends that need is a more appropriate basis for eligibility than one based on a medical diagnosis. A nationally consistent definition of need must be developed, which retains flexibility to respond to the complexity and diversity of different disabilities, including acquired brain injury.”