Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
December 9, 2009

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

Upcoming Workshop:

Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Date: Tuesday, December 15
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

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.


Join the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota at an empowering and educational Town Hall Forum near you!
Advance the lives of individuals with brain injury and gain valuable advocacy tools! At the MN-CCD town hall forums, you will learn how the 2009 legislative session impacts Minnesotans with disabilities; help shape future policies that promote innovative, economical, person-centered programs; and speak directly to legislators about your challenges and successes.

This fall's Town Hall Forum season was extremely successful thanks in large part to the collaboration and promotion of so disability organizations; we would like to carry this success through to our very last forum in South Minneapolis on Thursday, December 10 at Powderhorn Park Recreation Center, 3400 15th Ave South, Minneapolis from 6 to 8 p.m.

If you have any questions or wish to know more about Town Hall Forums, please e-mail Michelle Gray, or call 1-800-669-2742 or 612-378-2742.

Twice the Gift Special Association Day – December 18
You are invited to join us and support the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota as we host Twice the Gift on December 18 at the IDS Center for a special holiday event.

Please visit us between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to shop and enjoy some nibbles and treats as you browse the store. We are selling jewelry, cards, accessories, bike helmets, fashionable bike helmet covers and share cards in any amount to support the services we provide. Please plan on staying for the Holidazzle parade at 6 p.m. as well!

You will also be able to leave a personal message of hope or honor a loved one at our sidewalk chalk Memory Mosaic.

If you are unable to join us on December 18, please shop Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. now through January 3, 2010, knowing your purchases do make a difference!

Click here to read more.

Call for Speakers Bureau Presenters
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of brain injury. Each year, 1.6 to 3.8 million sports/recreation-related concussions occur in the United States. The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota Speakers Bureau program is looking for individuals willing to speak to groups about their personal story of brain injury as it relates to falls or a sports/recreation related concussion. If you are interested in seeing if the Speakers Bureau is right for you, please e-mail Anna Karena, or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

Donate your car to the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
Are you thinking of replacing your 1990 or newer car, truck, van or boat? Instead of trading it in, donate it to the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota. The Fair Market Value of your vehicle is tax deductible.

Call us at 612-378-2742 in the metro area or 800-669-6442 in greater Minnesota, or e-mail

Classified Ad - Apartment living for people with a brain injury and/or physical disability
Each resident in Accessible Space Incís (ASI) Assisted Living Service has their own apartment. Staff are available 24 hours a day to assist with physical care, provide medication reminders, and monitor health and safety issues. Housing is subsidized at the six locations in the Twin Cities, Rochester and Grand Rapids. Medical assistance funding pays for services at these sites with a Class F Home Care license. We also have opportunities for Adult Foster care in Shared Living Homes where accessible housing is subsidized. Rent is about 30 percent of their income so residents generally have more spending money. Locations in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

For more info call Kristy at Accessible Space 651-645-7271 or e-mail her at

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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Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
34 13th Avenue Northeast, Suite B001 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - 55413

612-378-2742 | 800-669-6442

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