Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
March 8, 2017

In this issue:

2017 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury
The 2017 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury will be held on April 20 and 21, 2017 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Harvey E. Jacobs, PhD, CLCP and Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD, will be presenting our keynote presentations on Thursday and Friday mornings. A plenary on Unmasking Brain Injury will be held in the afternoon.

Click here for complete Annual Conference information and register today!

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Public Policy Update
Thanks to everybody who helped make the Disability Matters Rally and the Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota Exhibit a resounding success last week. More than 500 people attending the Rally and thousands of people walked through the Unmasking Exhibit.

The next step for our MA Disability Spenddown Bill is a Hearing in the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee on Tuesday March 14 at 1 p.m. in room 200 of the State Office Building. We really hope you can make it to this critical hearing so we can show this Committee how important fixing the MA Disability Spenddown is to the brain injury community.

Feel free to email Erica at ericas@braininjurymn.org or Jeff at jeffn@braininjurymn.org if you have any questions.

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Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota
Join the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance on Saturday, April 1 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park for Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota. One thousand stories and masks will be on display in addition to special guests, Fox 9's Tim Blotz and NHL Defenseman, Jordan Leopold and our award-winning movie, Unmasking.

Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota is a community-based project that promotes awareness about brain injury through mask displays made by people affected by brain injury. Combining therapy, art and advocacy, each mask presents an entirely unique perspective on life with brain injury and will give survivors, care givers and professionals a voice and the means to educate others of what it is like to live with brain injury.

Click here for more information about Unmasking Brain Injury.

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Minnesota Stroke Association Strides for Stroke
The Minnesota Stroke Association's 2017 Strides for Stroke will take place on Saturday, May 20 in Duluth, Mankato, Saint Cloud and the Twin Cities. Help us make this year's Walk even bigger by adding 250 walkers at each location, making this the largest Stroke Walk ever.

Strides for Stroke will be taking place in Duluth, Makato, Saint Cloud and the Twin Cities in New Brighton. Online registration is open; click below to register today!

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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: March 23
Adjustment to Brain Injury: April 27

Registration is required for all classes. Brain Injury Basics takes place in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offices in Roseville from 5:30 to 6:30 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 - Community on Canvas Mixer
Anderson Illustrations is hosting a Community on Canvas Mixer on Monday, April 3, at Lakes and Legends Brewery from 4 to 9 p.m., pulling together over 25 nonprofits, their supporters, volunteers and administration to network and share stories. Since the original Community on Canvas project in late 2015, these organizations have built bridges that positively impacted our community. The goal is to continue that impact while embracing collaboration. The night will include fun, food, music, conversation, stories and the opportunity to support every organization by helping to raise funds together. Afterwards all the profits will be split between the non profits. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance. Tickets are available through eventbrite.com.

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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."

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