Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
June 4, 2014

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Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Introduction
Date: June 26
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment to Brain Injury
Date: July 24
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Location: All classes are held in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offices in Roseville.

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


In this issue:

Walk for Thought Online Registration Now Open
The 2014 Walk for Thought will take place on Saturday, September 20 at Canal Park in Duluth, Silver Lake in Rochester, CentraCare Health Plaza in Saint Cloud, and Battle Creek Pavilion in Battle Creek Regional Park in Maplewood.

Celebrate the strengths and successes of the thousands of individuals who have experience brain injury, along with their families, friends and the professionals who work with them at this year's Walk.

Click here for more information and to start your team today!
Click here to donate online!

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Classified Ad - REM Minnesota
REM Minnesota Community Services, a member of The Mentor Network, is seeking enthusiastic individuals to provide Direct Care support within a neurobehavioral setting to individuals who has sustained multiple brain injuries. The Direct Support Professional's role includes:

• Providing assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation and planning, medication administration, and personal care
• Facilitating community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities
• Supporting therapeutic and behavioral plans in partnership with clinical staff to enhance the quality of life for those we support
• Being an advocate and mentor for individuals who require assistance

The Direct Support Professional role also happens to be one of the best places to start a career in Human Services with a myriad of opportunities to move up and across our organization.

REM Minnesota Community Services Offers the following Benefits:
• Health Care, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401K, PTO

Non-Traditional Benefits Include:
• Flexible scheduling
• Opportunity to work for one of the largest Human Services providers in the nation
• Short commute
• Excellent opportunities for advancement into leadership roles
• Paid training

Come join our family of dedicated human service professionals! Apply Now at http://jobs.thementornetwork.com/minnesota.

Contact Amy Rieke at Amy.Rieke@thementornetwork.com for more information.


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Classified Ad - Research Study for Traumatic Brain Injury
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tactile Communication and Neurorehabilitation Lab

This study – for people who have experienced a mild or moderate traumatic brain injury and continue to have problems with balance, walking, and other symptoms – will test a new treatment intervention that combines the use of a device that provides mild electrical stimulation to the tongue with physical therapy exercises.

You may be eligible if you:
• have experienced a mild or moderate closed-head TBI
• have difficulty with balance and walking
• are at least 1 year post injury
• are able to walk for at least 20 minutes
• are between the ages 18 and 65*
*This is not a complete list of entrance criteria. Candidates must meet additional eligibility requirements to participate in the study.

You will be asked to: • Spend 2 weeks at the University of Wisconsin in Madison for initial training. Training includes exercises in balance, walking, movement, and relaxation, and takes approximately 3 hours per day.
• Continue training at home for 12 weeks, approximately 2 hours per day.
• Return to the UW for weekly appointments during the 12-week home training period.
• Return to the UW every 3 weeks for appointments for a second 12-week period (the withdrawal phase).

You will receive up to $600 for your participation in this study. If you have questions or are interested in participating, please contact Kim Skinner at 608-890-2537, or email: kzskinner@wisc.edu.

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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."

The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance 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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Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
2277 Highway 36 West, Suite 200, Roseville, MN 55113-3830

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