Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
September 23, 2015

In this issue:


Thank You for YOUR Help with the Walk for Thought
The 2015 Walk for Thought was amazing and it's all thanks to our dedicated teams, volunteers, sponsors and representatives. In Rochester, Duluth, Saint Cloud and in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance was well represented by individuals committed to our mission helping raise funds that will enable us to continue to provide services and supports for the growing number of people living with a disability due to brain injury.

If you weren't able to attend the Walk, it's still possible to donate to support our organization. Final numbers are still being tallied and we will let you know totals in October. Also, be sure to check out Facebook page for photos from the events and to share your own.

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Consumer and Family Conference
Join the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance for our Fall 2015 Consumer and Family Conference on Saturday, November 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.

This half-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 October 23.

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

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2015 Town Hall Forum Season Kicks Off October 13
Please join us for an empowering and educational event dedicated to sharing personal stories and concerns about brain injury and other disabilities with local legislators. Brain Injury Town Hall Forums will be held in Coon Rapids, Burnsville, Rochester, Saint Paul, Saint Cloud and Minneapolis. During the first part of the event you will learn more about our Medical Assistance Reform Campaign and how important personal stories about brain injury and other disabilities are to improving Minnesota's system of services and supports. During the second part you will actually have the opportunity, if you wish, to share your own personal experience with local legislators so they can better understand the issues people face in their day-to-day lives. We hope you can make it to an event near you. Click here for full details.

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2016 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury - Request for Presenters
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is busy planning the 31st Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury, which will be held on April 7 and 8, 2016 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. We would like to invite you to submit a proposal or proposals for breakout sessions. Proposals are due by November 20.

Click here for more information and to fill your RFP today!

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Brain Injury Educational Classes
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offers a variety of educational classes - including our monthly Brain Injury Basics class - for families, individuals and professionals in the Twin Cities. Our educators can also train your staff on-site at your facility with our Traveling Workshops.

Brain Injury Basics
Introduction to Brain Injury: September 24
Adjustment to Brain Injury: October 22

Registration is required for all classes. Brain Injury Basics takes place in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offices in Roseville from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for professionals; a $5 donation is appreciated from consumers.

Click here for more information on our Education opportunities or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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Lunch and Learn Seminars with Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Are you ready to have lunch and learn AND get your CEUs? The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is offering Lunch and Learn Seminars at our offices in Roseville and are targeted for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals.

Sessions will take place on October 13, November 11 and December 8.

Click here for complete information on our 2015 Lunch and Learn Seminars.

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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."

The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance 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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Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
2277 Highway 36 West, Suite 200, Roseville, MN 55113-3830

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