Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
July 3, 2012

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Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment to Brain Injury
Date: July 26
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Date: August 30
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 Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

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

 

In this issue:
• Take the Pledge
• Case Management Position Opening
• Advocacy Matters
• The ADA at Work with You
• Brain Injury Support Group in Grand Rapids
• Classified Ad-Brain Injury Support Group in Grand Rapids


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 Anna to find out other ways you can participate in Keep My Brain in the Game!

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Case Management Position Opening
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. Bi-lingual/bi-cultural is a plus. Click here for a full position description.

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Advocacy Matters
The Minnesota Disability Law Center is interested in helping people with disabilities who have experienced problems accessing public and private facilities. These problems may include a lack of accessible parking spaces, obstructed sidewalks, and inaccessible entries and restrooms. For more information or assistance, please contact the Minnesota Disability Law Center at 1-800-292-4150.

Stay tuned to upcoming advocacy events and opportunities this summer and fall. For more information visit our Advocacy Action Center.

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The ADA at Work with You
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is federal legislation that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Despite the passage of this important legislation 22 years ago, some people with disabilities still experience discrimination in the workplace. Attend this free event co-sponsored by the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance to learn more about how the ADA protects you if you are working, looking for a job, or have been terminated from your position.

Cindy Tarshish from ADA Minnesota will discuss:
• Disclosure of disability
• Reasonable Accommodations
• Discrimination
• Your rights
• Resources available to you.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota
553 Fairview Ave N., St. Paul, MN
There is no cost to attend this event

Contact: John, Metropolitan Center for Independent Living
Phone: 651-646-8342
Email: johnw@mcil-mn.org
Please let him know if you need any accommodations.
Your information will not be used for any purpose other than to send future event notices.

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Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group in the Grand Rapids area
Anyone living with a TBI or their caregivers are encouraged to attend the monthly TBI support group in the Community Meeting Room at the Central Square Mall in Grand Rapids. The idea of the meetings will be to meet, talk about ideas and problems with work, shopping, getting around or anything that we wish to discuss.

The next meetings will be July 9, August 13 and September 10. All future meetings will be held the second Monday of each month.

We will be having a picnic for people with any disability Saturday, August 18 from noon to 4 p.m. in Longyear Park in Coleraine, MN.

For more information, please call or email Wayne Stoltz at 218-245-0251 or e-mail stoltzwd@lcp2.net or contact Judy Rupert at 218-326-5183 or e-mail judy@accessnorth.net.

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Classified Ad - University of Iowa TBI Study
Spouses or partners of TBI survivors are invited to participate in a research study being conducted by investigators from the University of Iowa. The purpose of the study is to better understand the coping strategies and marital satisfaction of committed couples who have remained married or within a committed relationship for at least ten years since their partner or spouse sustained his or her moderate to severe TBI. Approximately 100 people will take part in this study.

If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete several online questionnaires. It will take approximately 25 to 30 minutes to complete the questionnaires. You may skip any questions that you prefer not to answer. After you complete the questionnaires, there will be no additional contact from any member of the research team. You will not be paid for being in this research study.

If you have any questions about the research study itself, please contact JoAnna Argόello, 361 Lindquist Center, Iowa City, IA at 507-319-3134 or joanna-arguello@uiowa.edu.

To access the study, please follow this link to the study Web site. You will be asked to read additional information about the study before beginning the study questionnaires.

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

Telephone:
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