Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
May 8, 2013


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Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Date: May 30
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Introduction
Date: June 27
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:
Advocacy Matters
2013 Consumer and Family Conference
Job Openings at the Alliance
Minnesota State Rehabilitation Council Seeks Applications for Advocacy Position
Traumatic Brain Injury in the Criminal Justice System Conference
Lash & Associates Publishing/Training New Online Magazine


Advocacy Matters
There a just a couple weeks left of the 2013 Minnesota Legislative Session! The final weeks are incredibly important because state policymakers will be making final budget decisions and setting the Minnesota state budget for the next two years. There is one more opportunity to join us at the State Capitol and share your experience with brain injury with your state legislators:

Join us for our final Tuesday at the Capitol on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. For more information about Tuesdays at the Capitol and how to prepare click here or contact Public Policy Intern, Liz, at braininjurymn@gmail.com or 612-594-4765.

Can't get to the State Capitol? Click here to check out our Advocacy Action Center policy updates. Stay up to date on advocacy events and 'Take Action' from home on important state and federal policy issues.

For questions or more information about public policy and advocacy, contact the Public Policy Department by phone at 612-378-2742, 800-669-6442 or by e-mail at michelleg@braininjurymn.org or jeffn@braininjurymn.org.

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2013 Consumer and Family Conference
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is pleased to present two Consumer and Family Conferences this year. Our first conference will be on Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This free one-day conference is an opportunity for individuals with brain injury, family members and loved ones to participate in workshops and sessions that focus on innovations in the world of brain injury care, therapy and rehabilitation.

There is no cost to attend this conference. To register, please call 612-378-2742 or 1-800-669-6442. Any requests for reasonable accommodations must be received by May 12.

Click here for full information on the Consumer and Family Conference.

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Job Opening at the Alliance
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is currently hiring for a Case Management Aide.

To learn more about this position and to apply, please click here.

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Minnesota State Rehabilitation Council Seeks Applications for Advocacy Position
The Minnesota State Rehabilitation Council is a citizen advisory council, appointed by the governor, to provide guidance to the state's Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program. The VR program serves thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities every year, helping to place them in jobs and educational opportunities.

As a council member, you will advise the state on the performance of Minnesota's VR program and assist in the agency's planning. You will report to the governor and the U.S. Department of Education on the status of VR program, coordinate activities with other state councils and participate in forums that guide the state's VR program.

For more information, contact Gail Lundeen, DEED, 332 Minnesota Street Suite E200, Saint Paul, MN 55101, Gail.Lundeen@state.mn.us or call 800-328-9095 TTY: 651-296-3900 or 800-657-3973

To apply: Application forms, including applications in alternative formats, are available from: Secretary of State, Open Appointments: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=5 or call 651-215-1440.

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Traumatic Brain Injury in the Criminal Justice System Conference
The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) would like to invite you and your staff to Traumatic Brain Injury in the Criminal Justice System Conference on November 8, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Check in for this event will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Location: Holiday Inn St. Paul I-94-East (3M Area) 2201 Burns Ave. St. Paul, MN 55119

Cost: $99

For additional information and for registration, please contact Jerrod Brown at 651-734-5517 or email jerrodbaiafs@gmail.com.

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Lash & Associates Publishing/Training New Online Magazine
Lash and Associates Publishing/Training Inc. have a new online magazine, Brain Injury Journey - Hope, Help, Healing, that will be published six times per year. The first issue is now available by clicking here.

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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 6,250 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
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