Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
May 12, 2010

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment to Brain Injury
Date: Thursday, May 13
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

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

Wednesday Workshop - Youth with Disabilities at Risk for Criminal Involvement: What Parents and Advocates Need to Know
Date: Wednesday, May 26
Time: 1:30 to 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.


Art-A-WhirlThe Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is excited to host the Second Annual Create-Ability art show, as a part of the Northeast Minneapolis Annual Art-A-Whirl. Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, Art-A-Whirl runs May 14-16, 2010 and is the largest open studio and gallery tour in the United States.

The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota will be displaying artwork created by individuals with acquired or traumatic brain injury. Join us May 14-16 at Art-A-Whirl! Click here to find out more!

Minnesota Stroke Association Strides for Stroke
Please join the Minnesota Stroke Association (MSA) and hundreds of walkers for the 9th Annual Strides for Stroke walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 22 in Plymouth's beautiful Clifton E. French Regional Park.

The Minnesota Stroke Association 9th Annual Strides for Stroke event celebrates the passion, efforts and accomplishments of individuals who have sustained a stroke, their loved ones and supporters. The MSA is the only statewide nonprofit organization devoted solely to serving the needs of Minnesotans who live with a disability due to stroke and provides stroke prevention and awareness programs, free information, resource referrals, communication classes for survivors with aphasia, and care partner education, organized and operated through a variety of volunteer programs.

To create a team or for more information call the Minnesota Stroke Association at 763-553-0088!

Applications for the Midwest Advocacy Project due June 15
The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is partnering with the Mayo Clinic TBI Model System in a research study to identify how to best teach advocacy to people touched by traumatic brain injury (TBI) to improve their health and that of their communities. This groundbreaking study is expected to advance the science of TBI research.

If you are at least 18 years old and a person or family member/significant other affected by a moderate to severe TBI a year or more ago, you are invited to contact us about participating in this research study.

Please click here for more information and to fill out an online application. Otherwise feel free to contact Michelle Gray at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 or e-mail

TBI Council Accepting Applications for Membership
The Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee to the Department of Human Services is currently taking applications for membership. The committee was established to provide recommendations to the Department of Human Services (DHS) on program development and concerns regarding the health and human service needs of persons with traumatic brain injury. Click here for more information on the committee or for a membership application.

Invitation to a Public Forum - Demographics, Economics and the Minnesota Budget: The Impact on Disability Employment
Minnesota State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) and Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) are hosting a public forum whose primary goal is to encourage citizen input on the topics of disability employment and vocational rehabilitation services.

There will be two presentations: in the morning, state demographer Tom Gillaspy will discuss Demographics, Economics and the Minnesota Budget: The Impact on Disability Employment. In the afternoon, a panel of job developers will discuss how the economy has impacted their work helping people with disabilities find employment.

The forum is being held Wednesday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Saint Thomas, McNeely Hall, Great Room. (McNeely is on the southwest corner of Summit and Cleveland Avenues in Saint Paul.)

Open mike time is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m. The council is interested in hearing about the experience of individuals with disabilities in seeking employment, as well as their comments on DEED's vocational rehabilitation program. If anyone has any questions or requests for accommodations, they can contact Gail Lundeen at 651-278-5195.

Third Annual Forum on Boomers and Civic Engagement
This forum looks at the shifting paradigms in volunteerism and how to better engage individuals 50+. The forum will be of interest to both professionals and older adults. The program will feature national and local speakers with expertise on 50+ civic engagement public policy and legislation, offer catalyst recognitions for organizations on the cutting edge of utilizing the talents of those 50+, and host breakout sessions for people to learn more about topics of interest. Find out more by clicking here.

Golf Fundraiser to Benefit the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
On Friday, June 11 from 2 to 7 pm., the 1st Annual Golf Fundraiser to benefit the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota will be held at Minneapolis' second-oldest city course, Columbia Golf Club. The purposes of the event are to raise money for the Association, heighten awareness of brain injury, and build a sense of camaraderie amongst all participants. The cost for the event is $65.

Columbia Golf Club is located at 3300 Central Avenue in Minneapolis; 612-789-2627.

To learn more or to register for this event, please contact Bill Siitari by e-mail.

Greens fees: $25
Cart fee: $15
Donation: $25
Total cost: $65

Classified Ad - Lutheran Social Services
Brain Injury Support Specialists
Location: Transitions II, Golden Valley, MN 55422
Description: Exciting opportunity to work for an organization opening a new traumatic brain injury home in Golden Valley. Three new openings to work as a Brain Injury Support Specialist, providing guidance, encouragement, support, comfort, security and safety to individuals with traumatic brain injuries living in a group home setting. Applicant will provide medical, psychological, social needs and living skills training to four individuals with brain injuries. Support the individual, their families and work closely with medical professionals including driving the individuals to any medical appointments.
Requirements: Current CNA certification required. Ability to pass criminal background check and possess valid driver's license with no major violations in the past three years. Experience working with persons with brain injury preferred.
Application Deadline: 5/26/10
Application Contact: Send resume and complete application to LSS Jobs or fax to 651-999-8468. An application may be downloaded from our Web site at
Position Information: Three part time positions available with a variety of hours. Hiring Range $12.00/hour.
Position 1: Wk 1 Sat 10-8, WK 2 Thurs 10-8; Friday 10-8 (awake overnight)
Position 2: Wk 1 Thurs 10-8; Friday 10-8; Wk 2 Sat 10-8 (awake overnight)
Position 3: Wk 1 Thurs 2-10; Friday 2-10; Wk 2 Sat 2-10; Sunday 2-10

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 5,500 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 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

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