Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
September 5, 2018

In this issue:


2018 Walk for Thought
The 2018 Walk for Thought takes place on Saturday, September 15 and we want to make sure that you sign up and donate today!

Online registration ends on Monday, September 10. Registration after this is only available by phone or on the day of the Walk. Click here for our Registration Guide.

Register your team today by choosing the site closest to you:
Duluth
Saint Cloud
Twin Cities/New Brighton

Are you a Team Captain? We've got you covered with our Walk for Thought Team Captain's Packet.

Find out more about the Walk for Thought on our Walk for Thought FAQ Page.

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Minnesota Statewide Stroke Conference
The 2018 Minnesota Statewide Stroke Conference will take place on Thursday, November 8 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park. Dr. Jawad F. Kirmani will be our keynote speaker in the morning with 15 breakout sessions, vendor/sponsor booths and plenty of networking and learning opportunities.

Click here for full information on the 2018 Minnesota Statewide Stroke Conference
Click here to register today!

We look forward to seeing you there!


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2018 Citizen Advocate Academy
Join us for our next Citizen Advocate Academy on Tuesday, September 11. Find out what the Minnesota’s Brain Injury Alliance's 2019 Legislative priorities are and how you can help. Send your RSVP or questions to Mollie Clark. Click here for more information.

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Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education
The Minnesota Stroke Association in collaboration with the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services Live Well at Home Grant will present education sessions about caregiving through the Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education (CARE) Program. The program will also include 30 minutes of social time for caregivers to connect and benefit from the experience, skills, and wisdom of other caregivers.

Details on our next session: Navigating the Community-Based Waivers - August 29: This presentation will provide a high-level overview of Elderly Waiver (EW), the Alternative Care (AC) Program. We will explain what spend-downs are, and differentiate between asset and monthly spend-downs. We will introduce resources for help and next steps.

Click here for more information on the Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education series or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 763-553-0088.

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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:
Brain Injury Basics: September 27
Adjustment to Brain Injury: October 26
Registration is required for all classes. Brain Injury Basics takes place in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offices in Roseville from 5:30 to 7 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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Unmasking Brain Injury Events
Join the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance and UCare as we present a free showing of Jed Schlegemilch's Unmasking, a film documenting the creation of over 1,000 works of art made by people who live with the effects of brain injury.

Experience a one-of-a-kind exhibition of the lives behind the masks of disability. Read their stories, see over 150 masks and witness the results of this year-long project that combines art, therapy and advocacy.

Saturday, September 8
6 to 7 p.m. - Mask viewing
7 to 8:30 p.m. - Unmasking movie viewing
8:30 to 9 p.m. - Mask viewing

It all takes place at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center:
350 Harbor Dr
Duluth, MN 55802


In October, our Unmasking tour visits the Sauk Center Eagles Healing Nest on October 16 and Anoka Eagles Healing Nest on October 18. The goal of the Veterans Unmasking Brain Injury Project is to bridge the divide between veterans and civilians through art that communicates their unique perspectives about life with brain injury. View creative masks, view the Unmasking movie and particiapge in a panel discussion. The Eagles Healing Nest events are funded in part with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Click here to learn more about Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota and upcoming events.

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Lunch and Learn Seminars
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 September 12, October 16, November 14.

Click here for complete information on our 2018 Lunch and Learn Seminars.

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Classified Ad: Advanced Behavioral Health
Advanced Behavioral Health is excited to offer group therapy in their new Elk River office beginning Tuesday, October 2. The group will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. and will include helpful information about living with brain injury. Participants who have mild to moderate brain injuries would be best suited for this group. Clients will also receive a diagnostic assessment prior to joining the group. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for an assessment, please contact April Ildvad at 763-560-8331, ext. 17.

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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 8,000 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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