Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
August 19, 2009

Walk for Thought


Brain Injury Basics workshop series has been updated and new workshops include: Pediatric Brain Injury; Stroke, Shaken Baby Syndrome; Sports Injury Prevention.

New workshops addressing Assistive Technology (AT) have been created, featuring: Executive Function and AT; Understanding Digital Text: iPhone and iPod Touch as Electronic Organization; AT and Transition into K-12; Post-Secondary Education; and Work.

Please click here or contact the Education Manager at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 to learn more.

Upcoming Workshops
Wednesday Workshop - Supplemental or Special Needs Trust

Date: Wednesday, August 26
Time: 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 for Professionals.

Transitioning Students into K-12 after Brain Injury
Date: Monday, August 24
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $15 for Consumers.

Understanding Digital Text
Date: Thursday, August 27
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $15 for Consumers.

Assistive Technology and Brain Injury
Date: Tuesday, September 1
Time: 3 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $15 for Consumers.

Understanding Digital Text
Date: Tuesday, September 1
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $15 for Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Series Overview
Date: Thursday, September 10
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Location: All classes are held in the Education Center at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

To register for a class, please click here or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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~New~ Wednesday Workshop Webinar
Our August Wednesday Workshop, A Supplemental or Special Needs Trust; A Necessary Tool for a Disabled Individual and His or Her Family, will be presented for the first time as part of a Webinar. Find out more about the Wednesday Workshop series here.

The Peer Mentor Program is Here for You!
The Peer Mentor Program provides one-on-one, weekly, phone-based support for people living with brain injury and their loved ones. If you or a family member has experienced a brain injury, you can understand how important it is to be able to talk with someone who "gets it." Our volunteer mentors get it.

If you have any questions or would like an application packet sent to you, please contact the Association at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 and ask for someone in the Peer Mentor Program or peermentor@braininjurymn.org. Find out more about the Peer Mentor Program by clicking here.

Consumer and Family Conference 2009 "Journey to Wellness: Body. Balance. Being."
Saturday, August 29, 2009; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This year, the Consumer and Family Conference has secured speakers that will address the needs of the "whole person" through new research and holistic integration therapies, resources, tools and strategies.

Click here for more information and directions.

Register Online for the 8th Annual Walk for Thought
Whether you're starting your own Walk team or joining someone else's, registering for this year's Walk for Thought is easy!

Click here to visit our Walk for Thought Web site. Follow the on screen directions to join a team, start a team or make online donations.

Volunteer for the 8th Annual Walk for Thought!
Volunteer for the 8th Annual Walk for Thought! It takes many people to make the Walk a success and you can help by being a cheerer, greeter or working at registration. This is a great time to be with friends or family or come as an individual and get to meet some other fun people! If you are interested in volunteering for the Walk for Thought or would like to see a full list of volunteer opportunities, contact Lee George at leeg@braininjurymn.org, 800-669-6442 or 612-378-2742.

Citizen Advocate Academy
Thursday, August 27, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Please join us at our next Citizen Advocate Academy at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota. The Citizen Advocate Academy is a series of public policy and advocacy trainings held throughout the year to help you become a more effective advocate. Click here for more information.

Free Canoeing and Instruction at Lake Calhoun - September 12
The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota has partnered with Wilderness Inquiry to provide a free canoeing event designed especially for people with brain injuries who want to have fun learning how to paddle. Registration: Online registration is availalbe by clicking here
For more information contact Megan Ihlenfeld at gateway@wildernessinquiry.org or 612-676-9422.

Classified Ad Opportunities
We are pleased to provide an online opportunity for organizations to broadcast their message about job openings, services and more through affordable, convenient advertising. This bi-weekly electronic publication is sent to more than 4,000 professionals, paraprofessionals and persons with brain injury and their families.

The cost to run a classified ad of up to 250 words is $20 for one edition or $30 for two editions. Ads must be submitted in electronic form to receive this rate. Ads submitted in hard copy will be charged an additional $15 administrative fee. To learn more about this affordable, convenient advertising opportunity, please e-mail Phil at philg@braininjurymn.org or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. Advertising is posted at the end of the publication under the heading "Classified Ads."

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Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
34 13th Avenue Northeast, Suite B001 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - 55413

Telephone:
612-378-2742 | 800-669-6442

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