In this issue:
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:
Caregiving: February 22
Introduction: March 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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Disability Day at the Capitol - February 27
Join advocates, families, professionals and allies in a Capitol rally to support improved services for people with brain injury and other disabilities on February 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Help advance the inclusion and independences of all Minnesotans with disabilities.
9 a.m. - Capitol Basement, Room B-15, registration, sign making and issue briefing
10:30 - Capitol Rotunda, Side-By-Side Choir Performance
11 - Rally in the Capitol Rotunda
12 p.m. - Visit your legislators
Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
The Arc Minnesota
Advocating Change Together
Minnesota Organization on Fetal alcohol Syndrome
Autism Society of Minnesota
Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
Minnesota Council on Disability
Contact Jeff Nachbar with any questions.
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Administrative Volunteer Opportunities
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance and the Minnesota Stroke Associate are looking for Administrative Volunteers. The Administrative Volunteers helps directs calls, maintain an accurate database, fulfills information request and completes other administrative projects at the office. We offer a flexible schedule but ask for a minimum commitment of four to eight hours per week. The opportunity is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact Debbi Erickson at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.
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Classified Ad: Supportive Services offered by Accessible Space
In addition to accessible, affordable housing, Accessible Space provides supportive services to adults with physical disabilities, mobility impairments and/or traumatic brain injuries.
ASI currently has short waiting lists at their Assisted Living locations and immediate openings in their Independent Living Skills (ILS) training program and Adult Foster Care (AFC) sites.
Depending on the needs of the individual, ILS services may include:
• Household management
• Problem Solving
• Personal health care management
• Interpersonal relationships management
• Nutritional management
• Safety and self protection
• Time management
• Community orientation & mobility
• Purposeful activity
For more information on ILS, contact Jody at 800-466-7722 Ext. 217.
For immediate assistance, fill out ASI's services interest list: 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 7,500 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. Advertising is posted at the end of the publication under the heading "Classified Ads."