Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
August 27, 2014

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Register and Donate Today for the Walk for Thought!
The Walk for Thought is getting closer and we need YOU to help make it a success! The Walk takes place on Saturday, September 20 in 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. Take a moment to join a team, start a team or make a donation today!

In the weeks leading up to the Walk, whenever you talk about it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr - whatever your Social Media platform of choice - use the hashtag #W4T2014 so we can repost your comments! We'd love to know who is talking about the Walk and who is helping make this Walk the biggest one ever!

So, come and 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 now!

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Citizen Advocacy Academy
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is partnering with the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities to expand our Metro-based Citizen Advocacy Academy (CAA.) The CAA is a series of public policy and advocacy trainings designed to help you become a more effective advocate. The Academy will be held one Tuesday afternoon per month in September, October and November followed by a Town Hall Forum in early December.

These trainings are offered at no cost and include lunch.

People with brain injury, their loved ones and the professionals that serve them are all uniquely qualified to take effective political action to improve supports and services for people with brain injury and stroke. Please consider joining us to develop your advocacy skills, understand the legislative process and connect with policymakers in your community. Click here for detailed information.
To register or if you have any questions call Erica at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442, or email, or email at ericas@braininjurymn.org.

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Lunch and Learn Seminars for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals
Are you ready to have lunch and learn AND get your CEUs? The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is offering Lunch and Learn Seminars at our offices in Roseville and are targeted for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals.

Sessions will take place on the following Wednesdays at 12 p.m.: September 24, October 29, November 26 and December 17.

There is a $25 cost for each session.

For complete information, click here.

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Brain Injury Educational Classes
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offers a variety of educational classes - including our monthly Brain Injury Basics class - for families, individuals and professionals in the Twin Cities. Our educators can also train your staff on-site at your facility with our Traveling Workshops.

Brain Injury Basics
Introduction to Brain Injury: September 25, December 18
Adjustment to Brain Injury: October 23
Caregiving: August 28, November 20

Registration is required for all classes. Brain Injury Basics takes place in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offices in Roseville from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for professionals; a $5 donation is appreciated from consumers.

Click here for more information on our Education opportunities or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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Consumer and Family Conference
Join the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance for our Fall 2014 Consumer and Family Conference on Saturday, November 8 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 to attend this conference. To register, please call 612-378-2742 or 1-800-669-6442. Any requests for reasonable accommodations must be received by October 15.

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

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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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