This free 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. This conference will be held on Saturday, June 4 beginning at 12 p.m. at our offices in Roseville, Minnesota.
12 p.m. - Registration
Visit with vendors, snacks
1 p.m. - Public Policy Updates
Presented by Jeff Nachbar, Public Policy Director, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
1:15 p.m. - The Power of Support Groups: The Benefits and Considerations for Creating or Joining a Stroke/TBI Support Group
Presented by Stephanie Henigin
So often, insurance coverage ends before an individual is ready for therapy to be finished. Peer-community support groups help to "fill the gap" and serve as educational, recreational, emotional, and social outlets for the lifelong recovery journey after a brain injury. During this presentation, we will discuss the benefits of support groups, facility considerations for starting a group, and learn about overcoming group challenges to grow stroke/TBI peer-community support groups.
2:15 p.m. - Break
Visit with vendors, snack break
2:45 p.m. - My Gimpy Brain
Presented Mike Strand
In 1989, Mike was struck by a semi-truck that left him with a severe brain injury. He was 25 at the time, and is nearing 60, now. He has lived longer with a brain injury, than without. After many years struggling to recover, he now faces struggling to hold onto what he has regained. With humor and warmth, Mike discusses what he has learned to expect, and respect, from an aging brain injury.
There is no cost for this conference. We are excited for you to attend this conference in person at our Education Center at 2277 Highway 36 West in Roseville, MN 55113.
If you have questions or wish further information, please contact Ntianu.
Donations are always welcome to help bring these events to people who may not be able to attend.