Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
September 15, 2010

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

Upcoming Workshops:

Wednesday Workshop - The Behavioral and Psychological Impact of Stroke and Management of Hemorrhagic Stroke
Date: Wednesday, September 22
Time: 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 for Professionals

Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Date: Tuesday, September 28
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Introduction to Brain Injury
Date: Tuesday, October 26
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Wednesday Workshop - Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Returning Veterans
Date: Wednesday, October 27
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.


The 2010 Walk for Thought Needs YOUR Contribution!!!
The 2009 Walk for Thought is just around the corner and the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota needs you to give what you can. The Walk is the Association's biggest fundraising event of the year. Its success affects services and supports throughout Minnesota. That is why we need your help to make this our biggest and most successful Walk ever.

Please visit our Walk for Thought page and sign up for the Walk or join a team or make an online donation today. There are four walks this year – in St. Paul, Rochester, St. Cloud and Duluth – so you have plenty of wonderful options. If you can’t make a Walk this year, we will still accept your gift. Every little bit counts.

Help us meet our goal. Take the Walk for Thought.

Will You Have The High Bid?
You won't want to miss the opportunity to place a bid on our Silent Auction Sports Collectibles at the Walk for Thought in St. Paul. Paintings of Randall McDaniel "Drawing the Line" Acrylic on Canvas - 30 x 22 inches and Al Newman "Sparkplug" by famed sports artist Robert Blehert, whose sports art auctions for between $5,000-15,000, will be available for bids – both will be autographed by Randall or Al for the top bidder. Hall of fame sports memorabilia signed by Randall McDaniel, baseballs signed by Al Newman and other auction items will also be available. Check out our Silent Auction at the Walk for Thought and you may get to take home a sport collectible. Also watch for information on an Adrian Peterson signed jersey! Proceeds from the Silent Auction benefit the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota.

Join Our Walk for Thought All Stars!
The Public Awareness department is putting out a call to all kids from youth to college that have sustained a sports or recreational concussion to be part of our Walk All Stars who will be recognized during the Pre-Walk Program with Randall McDaniel and Al Newman. Please contact Pat and give details about your or your child's concussion, and if they are signed up for the Walk.

Cranestorm-Wishes in Flight
Help us meet our goal of folding 100,000 cranes to raise brain injury awareness! You can fold cranes with your family, friends or organization and send them to us OR you can come to a Cranestorm Workshop at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota offices. Join us at 34 13th Ave NE, Suite B001, Minneapolis, MN 55413 on Saturday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For more information, visit our Web site or contact Anna by calling 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442, or click here to e-mail.

Learn - Ask - Vote
The people we elect this fall will be the ones making important decisions about which supports and services will be available to people affected by brain injury and other disabilities for many years to come. Learn where your candidates stand on issues important to you!

Thursday, September 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Minnesota Secretary of State Forum
Goodwill Easter Seals
553 Fairview Avenue North in St. Paul

Tuesday, September 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Legislative District 28 Forum
Jordan Towers 2
440 West 5th Street in Red Wing

Tuesday, September 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Legislative District 15 Forum
Whitney Senior Center
1527 Northway Drive in St. Cloud

Thursday, September 23 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Legislative District 41 Forum
Edina City Hall/City Council Chambers
4801 West 50th Street in Edina

For more information and a list of other grassroots events this fall, please click here or feel free to contact Michelle Gray at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota by calling 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 or by e-mail.

If you're interested in volunteering at the Policy Grill, contact Lee George by calling 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442, or by e-mail.

Public Forum - Regional Economic and Community Development: The Impact on Disability Employment
This public forum will be hosted by the Minnesota State Rehabilitation Council, Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) on Wednesday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bemidji. The public is welcome at any time throughout the day and registration is not required. Real-time captioning and sign language interpreters will be available throughout the day. Other accommodation requests should be made at least one week in advance. Contact Gail Lundeen, DEED Vocational Rehabilitation Services, for questions about the forum at, or by phone at 651-259-7364, 800-328-9095, or TTY 800-657-3973.

Classified Ad - A Chance to Grow Neurotechnology Clinic
A Chance to Grow promotes the maximum development of the whole person through innovative, individualized and comprehensive brain-centered programs and services. These services are educational, therapeutic and rehabilitative in nature.

At the Neurotechnology Clinic, we offer both EEG Neurofeedback (Biofeedback) and Audio Visual Entrainment (AVE). Our Neurofeedback uses computer game technology and the AVE device uses light & sound stimulation to train the brain to run efficiently. Our tools use brain enhancing, relaxation techniques, which have been helpful to assist many individuals for all ages with concerns with concentration, memory, emotional sensitivity, depression, anxiety & sleep. Neurotechnology gets the brain in shape, resulting in the brain being more available.

We also offer Home Based/PCA, Vision, Auditory, Occupational, Speech, & Physical Therapy Services.


For more information visit our Web site and click on "Programs/Neurotechnology." You can also e-mail: or call us 612-789-1236.

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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