Dear BISA community, we are happy to say we are opening to in-person participant visits again and are busy confirming appointments! Home visits will also resume but with some protocols around health risk.
Please note our staff will be masked unless it interferes with the service delivery, however masks are not compulsory for participants.
We just ask that waiting areas not be occupied by people who do not need to be there and please don’t attend if you have been to an exposure site and need to self quarantine. Online services continue to be an option so we are able to support in this way if this is the case.
Stay safe and well. 🧠💜💙
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Do you know someone with an ABI who has really embraced life after brain injury? 🧠💜💙 Today is the last day to nominate for Brain Injury SA’s inaugural Embracing Life after Brain Injury award!
📌 Nominations close today July 28th, so get in quick via link to register yours via link below!
Winners announced at our 2021 Brain Injury Awareness Event on August 16th.
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📷: Peter Dempsey, our 2020 Award Winner.
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BISA PARTICIPANT STORIES – Amanda Tobin 🧠
12 years ago, Amanda had a stroke during her recovery from surgery. Amanda has an antiphospholipid syndrome which increased her risk of a having a stroke. As a result, Amanda now has aphasia, a language impairment affecting her ability to communicate with others. She has difficulty finding the right words and producing grammatically correct sentences. Amanda’s aphasia has also affected her ability to read more complex information.
During Amanda’s first speech therapy session with us at Brain Injury SA, she outli#braininjuryawareness
1) To develop her communication skills and communicate with others effectively.
2) Return to reading books with appropriate speed, rhythm, and confidence.
Amanda has worked incredibly hard in her speech sessions and at home. She is now able to read her preferred books more confidently and with less support from her speech pathologist.
Speech Pathologists have also supported Amanda to access assistive technology including the “select to speak” app allowing Amanda to listen to news articles and text messages. Amanda also uses a speech-to-text function to communicate with others via text message by speaking into her phone which converts the speech to text.
Amanda has been working hard to achieve her goals and has embraced life with positivity after her brain injury. She continues to be an avid football supporter and enjoys getting out and watching her local SANFL team. 💙
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Great work Amanda, well done hero
Join us as we launch Brain Injury Awareness Week 2021 on August 16th with both an in-person event at Adelaide Oval and a live stream to be enjoyed in the comfort of your home, workplace or at one of our Rewire Hubs! 🧠
We look forward to a morning spent learning more about a condition that impacts 1 in 40 Australians and celebrating the achievements of people living with brain injury and their families!
Hosted by ABC presenter Emma Rebellato, the event will include a panel discussion with people with lived experience of brain injury, the announcement of Brain Injury SA’s Embrace Life after Brain Injury Award and presentations from two exceptional keynote speakers; Olympian and TBI survivor Amber Halliday and Professor of Physiotherapy Rehabilitation at the University of Melbourne, Dr Gavin Williams.
This is a FREE EVENT but REGISTRATION is essential for attending both in-person and via the live stream. Register to join us at Adelaide Oval by clicking the link braininjurysa.org.au/biaw2021
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the link to register for the live stream version - details to watch live on the day will then be sent to you by email a few days prior.
We encourage everyone in the ABI and broader community to join us and together build a world that is more understanding of brain injury! 🧠💜💙
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Kathy Rl this is the link so you can register for online