Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
June 6, 2012

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Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Introduction to Brain Injury
Date: June 21
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment to Brain Injury
Date: July 26
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 Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

To register for a class, please click here or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.


In this issue:
Take the Pledge
Get Stroke Resources
Case Management Position Opening
Advocacy Matters

Take the Pledge
To "Keep My Brain in the Game"
Youth athletes take the pledge to sit out until a medical professional says it is OK to play. See their stories on our YouTube page.

Start the journey at SaveThisBrain.org to take the pledge that "If I am hurt, I will sit it out until a medical professional tells me I am ok."

Pass the pledge on to your kids, your team or your friends. Contact Anna to find out other ways you can participate in Keep My Brain in the Game!

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Get Stroke Resources
Did you know that you can receive publications on stroke and available resources through the Minnesota Stroke Association? For more information, or to get on our mailing list, contact Debbi.

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Case Management Position Opening
Primary Duties:
The Case Manager is responsible for monitoring and implementing comprehensive proactive; consumer directed systems of support and advocacy for individuals, including all ages and cultures, which have survived brain injury and their families through implementation of case management for effective community integration. The Case Manager will be responsible to assist the consumer in planning and accessing housing, financial supports and other community services and supports needed to accomplish this goal. Bi-lingual/bi-cultural is a plus. Click here for a full position description.

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Advocacy Matters
With summer upon us, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance can now turn its attention to the 2012 Election Season. Fall may seem far away, yet there is a lot of work to do this summer and fall to get folks ready to vote. There is a lot at stake here in Minnesota; stay tuned to our Advocacy Action Center as we post information, events and opportunities for you to:

- Find out what legislative district you reside in since Minnesota was 'Re-Districted'
- Get registered to vote and understand your rights as a voter
- Learn about the candidates running for office in your area
- Learn about MNBIA's opposition to the 'Voter Photo ID Constitutional Amendment', before voting on it this fall

The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, in collaboration with the Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State's Disability Advisory Council, is also looking at voter accessibility issues and we need your help! Please access our survey by clicking here.

Before your summer weekends fill up, remember to save the date for our 2012 Citizen Advocate Academy Legislative Wrap and Celebration - June 30, 2012 - at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance Office.

For more information about advocacy, contact the Public Policy Department by e-mail: Jeff or Michelle, or call them at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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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 philg@braininjurymn.org 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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Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
34 13th Avenue Northeast, Suite B001 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - 55413

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