Join us online via Teams during Brain Injury Awareness Week for our Lunch & Learn Series: Tuesday 22 August, Wednesday 23 August, Thursday 24 August.
Join us online to learn about the National Assistance Card and how it can be used to support a person with a brain injury in the community.
What is the National Assistance Card?
Tuesday, 22 August
Hosted by Brain Injury SA. Presented by National Assistance Card.
The National Assistance Card is a personalised Card to assist people with disability and health conditions in the community.
The Card is designed to be used in everyday and emergency situations to help cardholders communicate discreetly their unique areas of difficulty and the assistance they may need.
The Card can: give cardholders greater independence and assist them to feel more confident in everyday situations; provide peace of mind for families and carers; enhance community understanding of disability and health conditions; and support positive community interaction with cardholders.
The National Assistance Card is available to all people in Australia living with brain injury.
Come along to the Lunch and Learn information session to hear from National Assistance Card Project Officer Malachi Cloak De Paul and to find out more about: what the Card is; the benefits of the Card; how to apply for a Card – for yourself, a family member or client; and how to respond when shown a Card.
We will also share testimonials from cardholders themselves how this initiative has helped to provide discreet and successful support.
Join us online for a brief introduction to acquired brain injury, how this may impact someone, and tips in building your understanding.
What is an Acquired Brain Injury?
Wednesday, 23 August
Hosted and Presented by Brain Injury SA.
Did you know that 1 in 40 people in Australia have an acquired brain injury (ABI)?
Because of the complexity of the brain, no two brain injuries are the same, and in many cases, an ABI may be invisible to an outside observer, and a person’s appearance may hide the many significant challenges they are experiencing. These challenges may have significant implications for a person’s independence, social functioning, employment, family roles, mental health, identity and overall quality of life.
This session, What is an Acquired Brain Injury, will cover a brief overview of acquired brain injury, and the different ways it might impact someone in their everyday life; plus some key tips and suggestions for supporting interactions.
This lunch and learn session is presented by Brain Injury SA’s physiotherapy discipline lead, Frances, who has over 10 years’ experience working as a physio, with the majority of it in the neuro space. This session is a must for anyone that would like to gain an understanding of what an ABI is, and support in building a more inclusive and understanding society.
This session will be highly valuable to organisations that are wanting to learn about the how to and benefits of a diverse workforce.
Supporting Open Employment: by Jigsaw & Allianz
Thursday, 24 August
At Jigsaw, we believe that people prepare best for work, through work.
Join us at this lunch and learn session where we will share what a program at Jigsaw looks like, and how it prepares people with a disability for open employment. Our training programs are tailored to individual needs and abilities and embedded within a commercial digitisation and information management business.
Joining us in this session is one of our key industry partners, Julian from Allianz, who will talk through what this industry partnership means, and how Allianz has benefited from working with Jigsaw and their trainees.
We encourage any job seekers with a disability, including an acquired brain injury, to attend and learn more about how this program can prepare and support you gain open employment.
This Lunch and Learn session will also be highly valuable to businesses and organisations that are wanting to learn about the benefits of having a diverse workforce, including one that supports people with a brain injury or disability.
The Lunch & Learn Series is part of Brain Injury Awareness Week 2023 by Brain Injury SA.