Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
August 5, 2009

Walk for Thought

Brain Injury Basics workshop series has been updated and new workshops include: Pediatric Brain Injury; Stroke, Shaken Baby Syndrome; Sports Injury Prevention.

New workshops addressing Assistive Technology (AT) have been created, featuring: Executive Function and AT; Understanding Digital Text: iPhone and iPod Touch as Electronic Organization; AT and Transition into K-12; Post-Secondary Education; and Work.

Please click here or contact the Education Manager at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 to learn more.

Upcoming Workshops
Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving

Date: Thursday, August 6
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. - Consumers
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

iPhone and iPod Touch: Aids for Daily Living
Date: August 10
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $15 for Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Pediatrics
Date: Wednesday, August 12
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Sports Injury Prevention
Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $15 for Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Introduction to Brain Injury
Date: Tuesday, August 18
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Wednesday Workshop - Supplemental or Special Needs Trust
Date: Wednesday, August 26
Time: 1:30 5o 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 for Professionals.

Location: All classes are held in the Education Center at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

To register for a class, please click here or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

~New~ Wednesday Workshop Webinar
Our August Wednesday Workshop, A Supplemental or Special Needs Trust; A Necessary Tool for a Disabled Individual and His or Her Family will be presented for the first time as part of a Webinar. Find out more about the Wednesday Workshop series here.

More details on joining this Webinar will be available in the near future on our Web site, as well as in the next edition of Enews. Click here to register for this Wednesday Workshop.

Consumer and Family Conference 2009 "Journey to Wellness: Body. Balance. Being."
Saturday, August 29, 2009; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This year, the Consumer and Family Conference has secured speakers that will address the needs of the "whole person" through new research and holistic integration therapies, resources, tools and strategies.

The cost is $20 per individual. Scholarship and speaker funding is courtesy of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. Please call the Education Department at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442, or click here for more information and directions.

Register Online for the 8th Annual Walk for Thought
Whether you're starting your own Walk team or joining someone else's, registering for this year's Walk for Thought is easy!

Click here to visit our Walk for Thought Web site. Follow the on screen directions to join a team, start a team or make online donations.

2009 Consumer Guides Available for Pick-Up
The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota still has many copies of its 2009 annual Consumer Guide. These free, indispensible volumes contain a wealth of information on available providers and services in your area. They also function as a training guide for individuals to become effective self-advocates.

To secure your copy of the Consumer Guide, please stop by the Association's offices between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If your organization needs multiple copies, please call 800-669-6442 or 612-378-2742 to make arrangements.

Free Canoeing and Instruction at Lake Calhoun - September 12
The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota has partnered with Wilderness Inquiry to provide a free canoeing event designed especially for people with brain injuries who want to have fun learning how to paddle. This is a great opportunity to try something new or brush up on skills if you have not paddled in a while. This event is part of the Gateway to Adventure program to help develop skills for success in outdoor and other activities.

When: Saturday, September 12, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fee: None
Registration: Online registration is availalbe by clicking here
For more information contact Megan Ihlenfeld at or 612-676-9422.

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 4,000 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 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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