Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
September 29, 2010

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

Upcoming Workshops:

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.


2010 Walk for Thought a success still accepting donations online
Thank you, everyone, for helping make the 2010 Walk for Thought a success. While we are still tallying the numbers, early estimates indicate a wonderful turnout. The four cities that played host to this year's Walk St. Paul, St. Cloud, Rochester and Duluth put all their efforts into supporting this celebration of life, hope and healing.

Highlights include:

  • Guest speakers at each of the Walks, including young people who presented their experiences with brain injury and sports concussion
  • Appearances by Randall McDaniel and Al Newman at the St. Paul Walk including speeches by each and autograph opportunities
  • One-of-a-kind autographed auction items including signed footballs and baseballs, and signed original paintings by sports artist Robert Blehart
  • The biggest media coverage ever leading up to the Walk through our great media sponsors

While the Walk itself may be over, we are still accepting donations that will be applied to the final Walk numbers. Get your donations in today! It's not too late! This is the Association's biggest fundraising event of the year and its success affects services and supports throughout Minnesota for individuals with brain injury. Visit our Web site to make an online donation today.

Stay tuned to our Web site as we finalize the numbers and look for pictures of the events in the near future. Thank you all, once again, for all of your hard work and dedication.

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. If you live near Lake Elmo or Marshall, join us and learn where your candidates stand on issues important to you!

Thursday, September 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Legislative District 56 Candidate Forum
Lake Elmo Inn Event Center
3712 Layton Avenue North in Lake Elmo

Thursday, October 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Legislative District 21 Candidate Forum
Adult Community Center
107 South Fourth Street in Marshall

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 don't live in one of the above districts but want to learn about the candidates running for office in your area, click here and type in your address. You can access your candidate's Web pages and/or contact them directly to find out where they stand on issues important to you so you can make an informed vote on November 2.

Speakers Bureau Training - October 23
The Association is currently looking for individuals who have received their brain injury through a stroke, fall, sports concussion or motor vehicle crash due to texting. If you can relate to any of these incidences and are interested in telling our story, please contact Anna by calling 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442, or e-mail Anna.

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."
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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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