Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
March 3, 2010

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Date: Thursday, March 11
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Wednesday Workshop - Ischemic Stroke
Date: Wednesday, March 24
Time: 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 for Professionals.

Brain Injury Basics: Pediatrics
Date: Wednesday, April 7
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Wednesday Workshop - Acupuncture and Yoga
Date: Wednesday, April 21
Time: 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 for Professionals.

Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment to Brain Injury
Date: Thursday, May 13
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Introduction to Brain Injury
Date: Tuesday, May 25
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Wednesday Workshop - Youth with Disabilities at Risk for Criminal Involvement: What Parents and Advocates Need to Know
Date: Wednesday, May 26
Time: 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 for Professionals.

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.


March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
During the month of March we can make a deliberate choice to engage our community and spread awareness about brain injury. Click here for more information.

Pepsi Challenge Grant
We made it through round one of the Pepsi Refresh Challenge! Our proposal for a $25,000 grant needs your vote to win!

This funding will help us provide new, valuable trainings and awareness education about falls prevention to Minnesota seniors in an effort to reduce preventable brain injuries caused by falls. As our population has aged, falls have recently risen to the top as the number one cause of brain injury deaths and nonfatal injuries for those 65 and over. The staff and Board of Directors at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota feel it is vital to directly address the leading cause of brain injury and are dedicated to assisting aging Minnesotans in understanding the benefits of safe environments and healthy behaviors that can reduce falls.

The project with the most votes wins! Please help the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota with your important vote visiting our Pepsi Challenge Grant page and clicking on the "Vote for this idea button." Once you have done that, you will be directed to sign in. First time voters will need to complete a very short, non-invasive registration process—less than a minute to complete. Only your name, email address, password that you create and birth date are required; then complete a text verification code and you are DONE. You can vote once per day from any unique email address.

Your vote counts! Please encourage your friends and family to vote by forwarding this link to them. The voting process is simple! Vote now and vote often!

Please JOIN US for Tuesdays at the Capitol
Each Tuesday during the legislative session, The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities will be at the Capitolto help people share their stories about the importance of disability services with legislators and to ensure we have a strong presence at the Capitol.  All you have to do is let us know you are coming and then just show up!

If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please contact Katie Knutson, public policy intern, at or call 612325-1139. For more information and how to register, please visit our Advocacy Action Center.

Art-A-Whirl Call for Artists
Art-A-WhirlThe Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is excited to host the Second Annual Create-Ability art show as a part of the Northeast Minneapolis annual Art-A-Whirl – May 14 through 16. We’re putting out a call for artists. Acceptable art must be created by an individual with acquired or traumatic brain injury and ideally portray a message of hope and healing. Judging will be based on originality, quality and artistic merit.

Artwork must be:

  • Of "manageable" weight
  • Securely stabilized, no loose elements and safe for public viewing.

Click here for more information and for entry form, or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. Entrants will be notified of acceptance into the Art A Whirl on April 16, 2010.

Mayo Clinic Seventeenth Annual Brain Injury Conference
The 2010 Brain Injury Conference will take place on Friday, June 18 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and will feature Lee Woodruff and other dynamic keynote speakers who will discuss the impact of brain injury on functioning in the family, demographic and epidemiologic trends in brain injury ethics, and promotion of meaningful health behavior change. Several breakout sessions on family adjustments, practice standards, safety, adult foster care, acute assessment, and interdisciplinary rehabilitation approaches will be offered.

For more information, contact Mayo Continuing Nursing Education at 800-545-0357 or 507-266-1007, fax 507-266-6910, e-mail or visit our Web site.

Project Director Job Announcement
A Tubman & Brain Injury Association of Minnesota Collaboration
Tubman offers a full continuum of domestic violence services, legal assistance, mental and chemical health counseling, parenting and family support services and community education. The agency serves over 50,000 people in Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties each year.

Tubman and the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota have worked together to serve individuals with brain injury for the past four years.

Position Summary
Tubman is seeking a full time director for a collaborative project with the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota to guide organizational change at both agencies and assist in the development of a national model to serve victims of family violence with brain injury.

For a full summery including Primary Responsibilities, Key Qualifications, compensation and application information, visit Tubman’s Web site.

Women and People of Color Encouraged to Apply.

Classified Ad - Accessible Space, Inc.
Apartment living for people with a brain injury and/or physical disability
Each resident in Accessible Space Inc’s (ASI) Assisted Living Service has their own apartment. Staff is available 24 hours a day to assist with physical cares, do medication reminders, and monitor health and safety issues. Housing is subsidized at the six locations in the Twin Cities, Rochester and Grand Rapids. MA funding pays for services at these sites with a Class F Home Care license. We also have opportunities for Adult Foster care in Shared Living Homes where accessible housing is subsidized. Rent is about 30 percent of their income so residents generally have more spending money. Locations in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs. For more info call Kristy at Accessible Space 651-645-7271 or e-mail her at

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 or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. Advertising is posted at the end of the publication under the heading "Classified Ads."

The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is a proud member of Community Health Charities. Community Health Charities is an alliance of leading nonprofit health research and service organizations whose mission is to improve lives affected by chronic illness by investing in health research, services and education.
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Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
34 13th Avenue Northeast, Suite B001 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - 55413

612-378-2742 | 800-669-6442

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