Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
May 26, 2010

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Date: Thursday, June 10
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.


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

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

The Brain Injury Association of Colorado offers 'Challenge by Choice Adventure Camps and Recreation Programs.'
This program, specifically for individuals with a brain injury, is unique in the United States. The Brain Injury Association of Colorado runs multi-day camps, summer and winter as well as day programs. The BIAC welcomes inquiries from participants as well as volunteers. Participants and volunteers arrive from all over the United States. It is an opportunity to build friendships; gain confidence, earn field work credits and have more fun than you thought imaginable!

There are small scholarships available based on need and availability of funds. Should you have questions about BIAC's recreational opportunities call Linda Heesch, 1-303-355-9969 x310 or e-mail

Classified Ad - Apartment living for people with a brain injury and/or physical disability
Each resident in Accessible Space Inc's (ASI) Assisted Living Service has their own apartment. Staff is available 24 hours a day to assist with physical cares, do medication reminders, and monitor health and safety issues. Housing is subsidized at the six locations in the Twin Cities, Rochester and Grand Rapids. ASI will be opening a new apartment building in Alexandria. Services may be available to qualified applicants. For more info call Samantha 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 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."

The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is a proud member of Community Health Charities. Community Health Charities is an alliance of leading nonprofit health research and service organizations whose mission is to improve lives affected by chronic illness by investing in health research, services and education.
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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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