Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
October 22, 2014

In this issue:

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.

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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Don't Forget to Vote November 4!
Ever step into the voting booth and wonder who all the people on the ballot are? Click here to view your sample ballot so you can get prepared today. You can even bring it with you to the polls.

If you don't know where to vote, click here to find your polling place.

Did you move recently? Click here to check if you are registered to vote.

If you aren't registered yet, click here to find out how to register at the polls on election day.

Make your voice heard in electing Minnesota's U.S. Senator, Governor and U.S. and Minnesota House representatives. Go Vote on November 4!

If you have any questions, call Erica at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442, or contact Erica by 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: 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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Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Thinking of buying books as gifts for the holidays? Barnes & Noble is holding a bookfair where a percentage of book sales will benefit the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance. The Alliance will benefit from purchases you make from ANY Barnes & Noble across the country from November 22 through December 7. All you have to do is give the Bookfair ID Code #11439890 to the clerk and the Alliance will earn between 10 to 20 percent of the net sale.

Shopping online? For online purchases from November 22 through December 12, just check the box that it is a bookfair order and enter the code. We are launching the bookfair on Saturday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.8 at the Maplewood Barnes & Noble, 3001 White Bear Avenue. Join us for brain injury education, a bike helmet giveaway, music, gift wrapping, and a book signing by Angela Halgrimson, author of "Lenny the Crow."

For more information, contact Sue McGuigan.

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Become a Member
This year, demonstrate your commitment to the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance by becoming a Member. Join us to support programs, such as Speaker's Bureau, Citizens Advocate Academy, Education and Community Outreach, which serve people affected by brain injury. Your membership will make a difference for thousands of Minnesotan and also provide you with access to our newsletter and other publications, discounts to Alliance events, and invitations to special members-only events. Join us at whatever level meets your needs: Individual, Household, Limited Income, Professional, or Lifetime. We can even make it easier by signing you up as a sustaining member so that renewing your membership will be automatic.

For more information, contact Sue McGuigan by emailor call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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Give to the Max Day
Minnesota is home to Give to the Max Day, a 24-hour online give-a-thon. Visit www.givemn.org/organization/Braininjurymn on November 13 and give to the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance to help us continue to change the lives of those affected by brain injury. (If you are eager, you can actually start donating on November 1.)

Your donation on Give to the Max Day also may help us receive an additional donation of $1,000. How? On November 13, every gift made on GiveMN.org will be entered into an hourly drawing for a $1,000 GiveMN Golden Ticket to be awarded to a nonprofit organization. That adds up to 24 opportunities for you to help us receive an extra $1,000!

Here's the really exciting part: At the end of Give to the Max Day, one donation made on GiveMN.org will be randomly selected to receive a $10,000 Super-Sized GiveMN Golden Ticket. The more gifts we generate on GiveMN.org on November 13, the more our chances increase to receive that additional $10,000 donation. Imagine what we could do with $10,000!

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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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