Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
November 19, 2014

In this issue:

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 21.

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

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Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Help the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance raise money and purchase holiday gifts at the same time. Barnes & Noble is holding a bookfair where a percentage of book sales will benefit the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance. We are launching the bookfair on Saturday, November 22, at the Maplewood Barnes & Noble at 3001 White Bear Avenue. Join us for any or all of these events.

10 a.m. - Brain Injury Prevention - Helmet Fittings and Giveaway
11 a.m. - Angela Halgrimson, author of "Lenny the Crow" book signing
12 p.m. - Crafts, Games and A Little Light Music
1 p.m. - Brain Injury Prevention - Helmet Fittings and Giveaway
2 p.m. - Crafts, Games and A Little Light Music

The Alliance also benefits if you purchase Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake from the Maplewood Barnes and Noble Café. Order one for your event or purchase one in store. Just mention the Alliance Bookfair when ordering.

Can't make it that day? You can still participate in the bookfair. 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 mention the Bookfair ID Code #11439890 to the clerk and the Alliance will earn between 10 and 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 above code.

For more information, contact Sue McGuigan. Spread the word: the more purchases, the greater the percentage donated to the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance.

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Town Hall Forums: Come Share Your Story
Now that the 2014 elections are over, it is the elected officials' turn to listen to you! Please join us in early December at one of our empowering and educational Town Hall Forums to be held in Minnetonka, Duluth, Rochester and Saint Cloud. Come learn about issues important to people with disabilities in 2015 including Medical Assistance Reform. A brief training on these issues and how to tell your story to legislators will be provided in the first hour. During the second hour you will have an opportunity to share your personal experience directly with key policymakers to help them better support Minnesotans living with brain injury and other disabilities in our communities.

Click on the following links for more details:
Minnetonka Town Hall Forum
Saint Cloud Town Hall Forum
Duluth Town Hall Forum
Rochester Town Hall Forum>

Fore more information, contact Jeff Nachbar or Erica Schmiel at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance by calling 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442, or email Jeff or email Erica.

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Case Management Position Opening
The Case Manager is responsible for monitoring and implementing comprehensive proactive; consumer directed systems of support and advocacy for individuals, including all ages and cultures, which have survived brain injury and their families through implementation of case management for effective community integration. The Case Manager will be responsible to assist the consumer in planning and accessing housing, financial supports and other community services and supports needed to accomplish this goal. Bi-lingual/bi-cultural is a plus.
Click here for more details.

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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.: 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
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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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, Citizen Advocate Academy, or Education and Community Outreach, which serve people affected by brain injury. Not only will your membership make a difference for thousands of Minnesotans, but it also provides 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 email or call 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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