Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
October 23, 2013

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Upcoming Workshops:

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.

Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Date: November 21
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 - November 9
Advocacy Matters
Position Openings: Resource Facilitator and Care Coordinator
Brain Injury Basics in Saint Cloud - October 30

Consumer and Family Conference
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is pleased to present our fall Consumer and Family Conference on Saturday, November 9 from 1 to 4 p.m.

This free 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. To register, please call 612-378-2742 or 1-800-669-6442 by Friday, November 1. Any requests for reasonable accommodations must be received by Friday, October 25.

Click here for full information on the Consumer and Family Conference.

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Advocacy Matters
Join us for an upcoming empowering and educational Town Hall Forum. Raise your voice and meet with local policymakers about issues that matter most to you:

Burnsville Town Hall Forum
Monday, October 28
6 to 8 p.m.
Fairview Ridges Education Center
152 Cobblestone Lane, Burnsville

Minneapolis Town Hall Forum
Saturday, November 2
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Matthews Recreation Center
2313 28th Ave S, Minneapolis

If you cannot make it to either event but would like to get involved in advocacy, click here to learn about all of our other upcoming fall advocacy activities. Otherwise feel free to contact the Public Policy Department of the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance by e-mail at jeffn@braininjurymn.org or michelleg@braininjurymn.org or by phone at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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Position Opening - Resource Facilitator and Care Coordinator
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is looking for a Care Coordinator and a Resource Facilitator. Click here for information on these positions and details on how to apply.

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Brain Injury Basics in Saint Cloud - October 30
The St. Cloud Area Brain Injury Community Committee along with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance and CentraCare Health Plaza will be offering Brain Injury Basics on Wednesday, October 30. This educational opportunity teaches the daily impacts of brain injuries (TBI, stroke, etc.) and is geared towards those with brain injury, their families and their friends. Health professionals are also welcome to attend.

When: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: CentraCare Health Plaza
Windfeldt Room
1900 CentraCare Circle
St. Cloud, MN

Registration is recommended - $15 for professionals, (CEU's for 2 hours available) and free for family and friends of brain injury survivors.

For more information or to register, call Karla at 320-229-5199 ext. 71006 or Wendy at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance 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 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
2277 Highway 36 West, Suite 200, Roseville, MN 55113-3830

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