Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
March 28, 2012


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Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Introduction
Date: April 19
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment to Brain Injury
Date: April 26
Time: 6 to 8 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.

 

In this issue:
Advocacy Matters
Strides for Stroke
Take the Pledge
Job Opening at the Association
Seven open vacancies in Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee
Mayo Clinic 19th Annual Brain Injury Conference


Advocacy Matters!
Join the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota and countless other advocates for this year's Disability Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 4! Over 350 disability advocates from across the state have already registered to attend an exciting noon rally and meet with their state legisaltors about the importance of disability programs and services in their lives. Help us educate state policymakers about the real life impact of brain injury on individuals and families!

Our Public Policy team will be Tweeting LIVE from the Capitol! Join the conversation on Twitter by clicking here. Tweet to #disday on April 4.

Hear from Lee George about what it's like to spend a Day at the Capitol!

Disability Matters Day at the Capitol
Wednesday, April 4
Registration begins at at 10 a.m.
Rally begins at 12 p.m.
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in St. Paul

The event is free but pre-registration is required. To register please contact the Brain Injury Association of MInnesota by calling 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. If you would like help scheduling appointments with your legislators please contact Chelsea Jones-Thomas or call 612-594-4765.

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Strides for Stroke
The Minnesota Stroke Association's 2012 Strides for Stroke 3.0 Fitness Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, May 12 in Saint Paul's Como Park. Join Jeff Passolt, this year's emcee, as we honor stroke survivors and walk in solidarity with the many families who have been touched by stroke. Register to run in the first ever 3.0 mile fitness run at this year's Strides for Stroke on Saturday, May 12 in beautiful Como Park. Stay healthy and make a difference; entrance fee for the run is $30. Click here to learn more!

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Take the Pledge
To "Keep My Brain in the Game"
Youth athletes take the pledge to sit out until a medical professional says it is OK to play. See their stories on our YouTube page.

Start the journey at SaveThisBrain.org to take the pledge that "If I am hurt, I will sit it out until a medical professional tells me I am ok."

Pass the pledge on to your kids, your team or your friends. Contact Lee to find out other ways you can participate in Keep My Brain in the Game!

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Case Management Position Opening at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
Primary Duties:
The Case Manager is responsible for monitoring and implementing comprehensive proactive; consumer directed systems of support and advocacy for individuals, including all ages and cultures, which have survived brain injury and their families through implementation of case management for effective community integration. The Case Manager will be responsible to assist the consumer in planning and accessing housing, financial supports and other community services and supports needed to accomplish this goal in accordance with Local; State; and Federal regulations. Bi-lingual/bi-cultural is a plus.

How to Apply: Send current resume, cover letter and three references with contact information to: Brain Injury Association of Minnesota. For additional information about this position, or for more details about the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota, please click here.

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Seven open vacancies in Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee
The Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the Minnesota Department of Human Services on program development and concerns about health and human service needs for persons with traumatic brain injuries. The Committee is currently filling seven member vacancies. Potential committee members include people with brain injuries; family members of people with brain injuries; representatives of the brain injury provider group; acute care hospital; acute rehabilitation hospital; post acute rehabilitation; community based services; people who represent children's interests; representatives of federal, state and local government; representatives of religious, charitable, fraternal, civic, educational, legal, veteran, welfare, and other professional groups and organizations. The full committee meets 6 times a year - currently on the second Thursday of each month. Steering committees meet on the second Thursday of each month. Subcommittees meet as they determine. Meetings are held at 1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108. If you are interested in a position on the TBI Advisory Committee, please contact Jodi Greenstein.

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Mayo Clinic's 19th Annual Brain Injury Conference
The 2012 Brain Injury Conference will feature a variety of dynamic keynote speakers who will discuss topics including sports concussions, care of the traumatic brain injury patient in the acute setting, yoga and brain injury treatment, and a personal story of survival and success after brain injury. Click here to visit their Web site to register.

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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 5,500 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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