Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
September 24, 2014

In this issue:

Thank You for YOUR Help with the Walk for Thought
The 2014 Walk for Thought was amazing and it's all thanks to our dedicated teams, volunteers, sponsors and representatives. Whatever the weather, in Rochester, Duluth, St. Cloud and St. Paul/Maplewood, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance was well represented by individuals committed to our mission helping raise funds that will enable us to continue to provide services and supports for the growing number of people living with a disability due to brain injury. Thank you so much!

If you weren't able to attend the Walk, it's still possible to donate to support our organization. Final numbers are still being tallied and we will let you know totals as soon as we know. Also, be sure to check out Facebook page for photos from the events and to share your own. Thank you for making the 2014 Walk for Thought such an outstanding success!

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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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2015 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury - Request for Presenters
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is busy planning the 30th Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury, which will be held on April 9 and 10, 2015 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. Proposals are due by November 14.

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

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Did You Know...
Minnesota holds individuals with disabilities to different financial standards than other adults in order to qualify for Medical Assistance (MA):

The MA income limit for a single adult is $1,342/month with no asset limits.
The MA income limit for a person with a disability is $973/month with a $3,000 asset limit.

It is incredibly unfair to force people with disabilities to live in deeper poverty than other individuals who are accessing the same health care program. We need to increase the MA Income and Asset standards for people with disabilities now!

If you or a loved one are impacted by MA income and asset standards or subject to the MA spend-down and are willing to share your story please 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.: 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: 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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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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