Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
September 11, 2013

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Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Introduction to Brain Injury
Date: September 26
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment to Brain Injury
Date: October 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 Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

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


In this issue:
Walk for Thought
2014 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury - Request for Presenters
Advocacy Matters
Rochester BICC Conference - October 15

Walk for Thought still accepting donations online
Thank you, everyone, for helping make the 2013 Walk for Thought a success. 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. Final numbers are still being tallied and will be available in the near future.

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 our 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.

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2014 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury - Request for Presenters
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is busy planning the 28th Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury, which will be held on April 10 and 11, 2014 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. We would like to invite you to submit a proposal or proposals for breakout sessions. Please fill out the form below and list of suggested topics. Proposals are due by Friday, October 18, 2013.

Click here for more information and to fill our your RFP today!

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Advocacy Matters
Fall is just around the corner which means its time to turn our attention to grassroots advocacy activities!

Join us at our Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance Citizen Advocate Academy, a series of public policy and advocacy trainings held throughout the year to help you become a more effective advocate. Click here for our 2013-2014 Citizen Advocate Academy schedule.

Join us at an empowering and educational Town Hall Forum to meet with local policymakers about issues that matter most to you. We are hosting 15 Town Hall Forums all across the state this fall, many in partnership with the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, click here to find a Town Hall Forum near you.

To stay up to date on all of our advocacy events and opportunities this fall, sign up for our Advocacy Action Center. Otherwise, contact the Public Policy Department by e-mail at michelleg@braininjurymn.org or jeffn@braininjurymn.org or by phone at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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Rochester BICC Conference - October 15
Save the date! The Rochester Area Brain Injury Community Committee (BICC) conference presents "Soon Many Questions: Life with Brain Injury" on Tuesday, October 15 at the Clarion Inn in Rochester, Minnesota. Click here for information and registration.

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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 6,250 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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