Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
October 24, 2012

Consumer and Family Conference

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Upcoming Workshops:

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

Wednesday Workshop: Understanding the Life Story of Individuals: Old Me/New Me
Date: November 28
Time: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Date: November 29
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:
Consumer and Family Conference
Advocacy Matters
Give to the Max Day
Case Management Position Opening
Spa...ahh Fundraising Event
Epilepsy Foundation Minnesota - Midwest Seizure Smart Conference Classified Ad - Veterans in Need

Consumer and Family Conference

Join us on Saturday, November 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. for our Fall 2012 Consumer and Family Conference at the North Como Presbyterian Church, 965 Larpenteur Ave W in Roseville, Minnesota.

This one-day conference is an opportunity for individuals with brain injury, family members and loved ones to participate in workshops and sessions that focus on innovations in the world of brain injury care, therapy and rehabilitation.

There is no cost for this conference. Any requests for reasonable accommodations must be received by October 22. To register, please call our offices at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 no later than October 26.

Click here for more information!

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Make Your Voice Heard on Election Day and Beyond!
The people we vote into office on Tuesday, November 6, will make policy decisions that will impact you and your loved ones for years to come. Make your voice heard by voting for the candidates that best represent your values. To learn more about the 2012 Elections including how to look up the candidates running for office, how to print off a sample ballot and how to look up your polling place, visit our Advocacy Action Center or www.mnvotes.org. If you would like to stay involved after Elections, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance invites you to attend a fall Citizen Advocate Academy. The Citizen Advocate Academy is a series of public policy and advocacy trainings held throughout the year to help you become a more effective advocate. Trainings are provided at no cost and include a light meal but pre-registration is required. Call the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 to register for our November training:

The State Budget
Saturday, November 17, 2012
11:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Education Center
34 13th Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55413

If you cannot make these events check out the Citizen Advocacy Academy Schedule for more information about all of our upcoming advocacy events! Otherwise feel free to contact the Public Policy Department by phone at 612-378-2742, 800-669-6442 or by e-mail at michelleg@braininjurymn.org or jeffn@braininjurymn.org.

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Give to the Max Day
November 15 is Give to the Max Day! The goal is to raise as much money as possible for Minnesota nonprofits in just 24 hours! We hope this year you will choose the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance as the recipient of your generous donation on Give to the Max Day. We appreciate your continued efforts to help us provide supports and services for the 100,000 Minnesotans living with a disability as a result of brain injury. At the end of Give to the Max Day, one donation from across Minnesota will be randomly selected for a $10,000 Supersized Golden Ticket! Help us increase our chances by making a donation on November 15 on www.GiveMN.org!

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Case Management Position Opening
Case Manager 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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The Burnsville Women of Today will be hosting its annual Spa...ahh on Saturday, November 3 at the Buck Hill Event Center in Burnsville. This unique event offers a relaxing morning of brunch, chair massages, mini spa treatments, brow and lip waxing, and an array of other wellness based services or activities for attendees, with proceeds directly benefiting the Minnesota Stroke Association.

Registration can be found at www.burnsvillewomenoftoday.com. Please contact Beverly Slater or call 952-334-1169 if you have any questions.

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Epilepsy Foundation Minnesota - Midwest Seizure Smart Conference
Join the Epilepsy Foundation Minnesota on November 10 during National Epilepsy Awareness Month to get educational materials and access to epilepsy experts.

This conference is available at no cost to people with epiliepsy
Healthcare professionals earn 5 CEUs for only $40!

Follow this link for more information and to register today!

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Embassy Suites
7901 34th Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55425

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Classified Ad - Veterans in Need
A Chance To Grow has teamed up with the Homecoming for Veterans (HC4V) project, a force dedicated to providing EEG Biofeedback training for Veterans in need with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms at NO COST.

EEG Biofeedback is a cutting-edge tool for individuals suffering from PTSD. It is a drug-free, non-invasive brain exercising technique. Veterans who have been through the program have shown tremendous positive benefits with sleep problems, anxiety, pain, irritability, anger and rage, as well as cognitive deficits. The training can also help soldiers recover from drug, alcohol, and tobacco dependency.

Please contact A Chance To Grow for further information 612-789-1236.

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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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34 13th Avenue Northeast, Suite B001 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - 55413

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