Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
November 9, 2011

Walk for Thought

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Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Date: November 17
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.


27th Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury - Call for Presenters
The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is now taking applications for presenters for the 27th Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury, taking place on Thursday and Friday, March 29 and 30, 2012 at the Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Click here to submit your application online.

Shaken Baby Syndrome
Every day three to four children are victims of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) with 20 percent of the cases proving fatal in the first few days after injury. SBS is the leading cause of child abuse death in the United States and it is 100 percent preventable. Hear the story of one child who lives with the results of Shaken Baby Syndrome by clicking here. Visit the Association's SBS page for further information.

Advocacy Matters - Join us at a 2011 Town Hall Forum
The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota needs your help. It is time to work together to educate state policymakers about brain injury and how the 2011 state budget agreement may impact you, your loved one or the individuals that you work with. We are approaching the end of our town hall forum season, don’t miss an opportunity to learn about advocacy and speak directly to your state policymakers about issues that are important to you. Here are our final forums:

Thursday, November 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Christ United Methodist Church
400 Fifth Ave SW
Rochester, MN

Saint Paul
Thursday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Northdale Recreation Center
1410 Albans St N
Saint Paul, MN

For more information and to find an event near you visit the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota's Advocacy Action Center or contact the Public Policy Department at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota by e-mail at or toll free at 1-800-669-6442.

If you would like to volunteer at a Town Hall Forum or help to connect people to forums in their area, contact Anna Karena by e-mail.

Promote your business and achieve your marketing goals
Looking for marketing and vendor opportunities? The 2012 Annual Underwriting package will be available soon and mailed to all previous sponsors and advertisers. The Mind Matters magazine, Consumer Guide, Annual Conference for Professionals and Walk for Thought are just some of the great opportunities to promote your business and achieve your marketing goals. Contact Lori Peterson, Development Manager, with any questions or to secure your spot for 2012.

Mankato Brain Injury Support Group
Individuals in the Mankato area are invited to attend the Mankato Brain Injury Support Group on Thursday, November 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. The group will meet at the Snell Motors Community Room in the Snell Motors building at 1900 Madison Ave in Mankato.

If you have questions, please contact Sharon G. at 507-720-4480.

Classified Ad: REM Ramsey - Program Coordinator
REM Ramsey is seeking a fulltime Program Coordinator to oversee and manage a new specialty program serving individuals with brain injuries and neurobehavioral challenges in Stillwater Minnesota. This program will offer an opportunity for staff to experience a rewarding career supporting three individuals in a community setting. Responsibilities include supervision, scheduling and training of direct service professionals, oversight of consumer programs, oversight of licensing regulations, and direct care. Successful candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, and will be skilled in positive behavior management techniques, focused on active treatment and able to be a positive problem solver.

Position Requirements: Applicants must have experience working with people with brain injuries. Experience with unwanted behaviors and medical issues is desired. Two or 4-year degree in related field strongly preferred. Employees must also pass a background check and meet REMís driving requirements. Behavior management training provided.

Competitive wages and benefits package available. Please apply on-line at or

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 are 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. MA funding pays for services at these sites with a Class F Home Care license.

We also have opportunities for Adult Foster care in Shared Living Homes where accessible housing is subsidized. Rent is about 30 percent of their income so residents generally have more spending money. Locations in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs. For more info call Kristy 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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