Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
January 5, 2010

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

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The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is reaching out to you every way we can! Join our Facebook page and receive updates on current Association events as well as volunteer opportunities and progress on current projects.

Our Twitter feed offers daily updates about brain injury in the news as well as information on educational opportunities and public policy ventures.

Help us connect with you and build a statewide brain injury community!

Upcoming Workshops:

Wednesday Workshop - Epilepsy and Brain Injury
Date: Wednesday, January 26
Time: 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 for Professionals

Brain Injury Basics: Introduction to Brain Injury
Date: January 27
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Wednesday Workshop - Understanding Neuroplasticity
Date: Wednesday, February 23
Time: 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 for Professionals

Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment to Brain Injury
Date: February 24
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.


We need YOUR stories!
Have you been positively affected by the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota's Resource Facilitation program? If so, we need your story! It doesn't have to be long. Just a few sentences about how Resource Facilitation may have helped you or someone you know in the past. Help us share with legislators at the capitol how Resource Facilitation impacts real Minnesotans.

To share your story, please contact Phil Gonzales by e-mail. Pass this message on to people you know. There are a lot of stories out there and we would love to hear yours!

Make Your Voice Heard in 2011!
Make a difference in the lives of the over 100,000 individuals and families affected by brain injury and get involved in the public policy and state budget decisions that will be made at the Capitol this coming session. Join us at one of our upcoming advocacy events:

Tuesdays at the Capitol
Beginning Tuesday, January 11 at 10 a.m.
State Office Building (Basement Cafeteria)

Citizen Advocate Academy - Prevention Policy
Saturday, January 22 from 12 to 3 p.m.
Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

Disability Matters Day at the Capitol
Tuesday, January 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Minnesota State Capitol

Visit our Public Policy Advocacy Action Center for more information and how to register.

Connecting Family and Friends When Health Matters Most
The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is proud to partner with CaringBridge. CaringBridge provides free Web sites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, making each health journey easier. Powered by generous donors, CaringBridge Web sites offer a personal and private space to communicate and show support, saving time and emotional energy when health matters most.

Founded in 1997, more than 243,000 CaringBridge Web sites have been created, generating more than half-a-million daily visits. The CaringBridge community includes authors, visitors and donors in all 50 states and more than 225 countries and territories.

Click here to create your own Web site that gives recognition to Brain Injury Association of Minnesota.

Accessible Housing in Coon Rapids
Mary T Inc. has current openings in our CC Parkview Lodging program located in Coon Rapids. These four-bedroom, barrier-free townhomes are located on a commuter bus line to downtown Minneapolis. The $500 a month rent includes the following amenities:

  • Heat, electricity, water, sewer, trash, central air
  • Three meals plus snacks will be provided each day
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Basic cable and high speed internet in each bedroom
  • Fully furnished common areas and kitchen.
  • Maintenance of grounds including snow shoveling and lawn care

Staff are available to assist with general housekeeping of the home on a daily basis, assistance with cooking, grocery shopping, setting up medical appointments, money management, coordination of transportation, socialization and other daily living skill needs specific to each individual. Additional services include weekly support and case management from an RN. This home is staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with no overnight staff. An emergency call system is available. MA waiver allocation or private insurance covers the cost of the staff support and services. For more information or to scheduled a tour, please call Scott Rugel at 763-274-8473

U of M Research Opportunity
The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is conducting a study examining working memory and memory interference. Participants will complete a series of tasks addressing memory, language, and cognition.

The study involves one session lasting 2 1/2 hours and $20 compensation for participating.

We are recruiting both participants WITH and WITHOUT a history of TBI. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact Shelley Johnson at or 651-625-9756. Please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Children Reaching Academic Milestones Conference
C.R.A.M. Conference is for parents of children with recent or past mild to moderate brain injuries who are in grades K-12 (public and private) and the professionals who work with students in Minnesota.

This event takes place January 20, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at PACER Center in Bloomington. For more information, visit or call Shuyin Maciel at 612-638-1510.

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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