Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
October 7, 2015

In this issue:


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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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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Advocacy and the 2016 Legislative Session
Its time to get our advocacy started for the 2016 Legislative Session.

Funding for Medical Assistance(MA) Reform will continue to be a priority for the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance in 2016. While progress was made in 2015, there is still a long way to go to improve the income, asset and spenddown limits for people with disabilities to qualify for MA.

Our primary objective for the 2016 Legislative Session is to secure funding for MA Reform in a Supplemental Budget Bill that will allow for an increase in the asset and spenddown limits. The first step in this process will be the Governor submitting his proposal for a supplemental budget bill to the legislature and we know he is working on that right now! We want MA Reform funding to be in Governor Dayton's proposal and need your help to make that happen.

Please take a minute to send a message to Governor Dayton asking him to prioritize MA Reform funding in his proposed Supplemental Budget. Click here to take action!

Any questions contact Erica at 612-378-2742, 800-669-6442 or ericas@braininjurymn.org

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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
Adjustment to Brain Injury: October 22
Caregiving: November 19

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 - University of Minnesota Research Study
Katy O'Brien, MA CCC-SLP, a PhD student at the University of Minnesota, is recruiting people with moderate or severe traumatic brain injuries for a study examining how we remember to do things in the future compared to how we remember things that have already happened. The purpose of the study is to compare how people with and without traumatic brain injuries think about their memory. This includes one approximately 3 to 4 hour session playing a computer game and completing standardized testing.

Participants will be compensated $30 for their time. If you are interested in learning more about this program and to find out if you could participate, contact Katy O'Brien at neurocogcom@gmail.com or call 612-276-2250.

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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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