“The best approach to concussion management involves the entire sports medicine team.”
“This document, published in 2011, provides an overview of select medical issues that are important to team physicians responsible for athletes with concussion.”
Position Statement on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by the Demographics and Clinical Assessment Working Group of the International and Interagency Initiative Toward Common Data Elements for Research on Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health. “In this article, we discuss criteria for considering or establishing a diagnosis of TBI, with a particular focus on the problems how a diagnosis of TBI can be made when patients present late after injury and how mild TBI may be differentiated from non-TBI causes with similar symptoms. Technologic advances in magnetic resonance imaging and the development of biomarkers offer potential for improving diagnostic accuracy in these situations.”
“The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) publishes position papers on topics of concern to the brain injury field. The papers are authored by experts, include full citations and are approved by BIAA’s Board of Directors prior to publication. The position papers have been endorsed by, referenced in policy statements and/or reprinted by other organizations. The papers are intended for general audiences.”
“Hartley Lifecare is a Canberra-based organisation that has provided accommodation support and respite care for children, adults and their families in the ACT and region with physical and complex disabilities.”
Friends of Brain Injured Children, based in the Australian Capital Territory, “encourages the use of a wide range of early intensive therapies, and provides families of children with brain injury with support, information and financial assistance for therapy.”
Somerville, based in the Northern Territory, aims to improve “on the dignity and quality of life of people affected by social and economic disadvantage.”
“Assistive technology (AT) is any device, system, or design used by individuals to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. Such technology may be something as simple as your common household items such as a carrot peeler to the more complex products such as pressure care mattress for the prevention of pressure sores. Assistive Technology Australia is a leading information, education, and advisory centre for Assistive Technology and the Built Environment.”
“Wheelchair Sports New South Wales (WS NSW) is a charitable organisation responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of wheelchair sport in NSW.” WS NSW conducts programs and events for basketball, handcycling, lawn bowls, powerlifting, rugby, tennis and track and road.
Disability Sports Australia’s (DSA) Vision is to be “the peak national body for state and other sports and recreational organisations representing people with a physical disability.” DSA helps “people with a physical disability to develop and engage with the community through sports participation and recreational opportunities.”
Disabled Wintersport Australia’s (DWA) Mission is to “promote and foster the advancement of participation by people with a disability in wintersport both in Australia and overseas.” DWA offers a Resort Services Program, a series of winter camps for members held in New South Wales and Victoria, accessible accommodation facilities for members to book and use in winter and summer, and adaptive equipment.
Tennis Australia provides information for people with disabilities, including people with brain injury, who wish to play and compete in club-level tennis.
“The Mission of Empower Golf Australia is to facilitate and promote golf for Australians of all abilities.”
Headway Gold Coast provides “Transitional Support” at Millar Lodge, for a period of up to 2 years for people who, on leaving hospital, need long-term rehabilitation and support to integrate back into their families or community, and “Supported Accommodation” (based at home), where Lifestyle Support Workers assist the person to relearn basic living tasks such as hygiene, diet, household chores and day to day living skills.
The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome “has a mission: to educate and train parents and professionals, and to conduct research that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants in the United States”.
“Never shake your baby. This can lead to Shaken Baby Syndrome and cause permanent damage to their developing brain.” Fact Sheet produced by the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, for parents on how to best manage a crying baby.
“HemiHelp is a membership organisation offering information and support to children and their families affected by hemiplegia. Hemiplegia is a lifelong condition caused by injury to the brain. It affects movement on one side of the body to a varying degree, and can also cause other less visible effects such as epilepsy, specific learning difficulties, anxiety or challenging behaviour.”
“The National Companion Card brings together state and territory programs that enable eligible people with disability to participate at venues and activities without incurring the cost of a second ticket for their attendant carer.”
“The Australian Disability Parking Scheme (ADPS) includes an Australian Disability Parking Permit, which is recognised nationally. It also establishes nationally consistent eligibility criteria and national minimum parking concessions to help reduce the barriers for permit holders when travelling interstate. State and Territory Governments are responsible for the management of the ADPS.”
“This is an informative children’s book for children who have sustained a brain injury.”
A joint project by the Sydney and Westmead children’s hospitals and the Motor Accidents Authority (MAA) comprising five booklets on brain injury for children and adolescents with a brain injury.
disAbility e-news is a “regular sector update to keep you informed about Department of Social Services disability issues.”
“Australian Disability Enterprises are commercial businesses that provide employment for people with disability.”
“The National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) provides people with disability with access to effective disability advocacy that promotes, protects and ensures their full and equal enjoyment of all human rights enabling community participation.”
“Brain Injury New Zealand (BIANZ) represents the regional Brain Injury Associations around New Zealand. There are 14 regional Brain Injury Associations around New Zealand. Each Association offers support via a Liaison Officer along with a variety of Support Groups and Social Activities.”
Based in the Australian Capital Territory, Hartley Lifecare provides residential support for people with disabilities in accommodation settings, including children and adults with a brain injury living in Canberra and the surrounding region, and respite care, including 24-hour care throughout the year. Staff are trained to provide a range of support, including physical and health care.