Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
July 26, 2017

In this issue:

Walk for Thought
The 2017 Walk for Thought will take place on Saturday, September 23 at the Duluth Lakewalk in Duluth, Silver Lake in Rochester, CentraCare Health Plaza in Saint Cloud, and at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton in the Twin Cities.

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 for Thought.

Find out more and start your team today!
Click here to donate online 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
Adjustment: July 27
Caregiving: August 24

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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Lunch and Learn Seminars
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 August 16, September 14, October 11, November 16.

Click here for complete information on our 2017 Lunch and Learn Seminars.

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Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Waiver Update
DHS is seeking public comments for federal waiver plan amendments (PDF) before submitting to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for approval. These amendments apply to the following home and community-based services waivers:

• Brain Injury (BI)
• Community Alternative Care (CAC)
• Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI)
• Developmental Disabilities (DD).

For information on how to access the full versions of Minnesota's approved waiver plans, click here.

Please submit comments to DSD.PublicComments@state.mn.us by 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. DHS also will accept comments by U.S. mail. Mail written comments to:

ATTN: Waiver amendments
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Disability Services Division
P.O. Box 64967
St. Paul, MN 55164-0967

If you are unable to access the waiver plan amendments electronically, DHS will provide you with a copy. To request a copy, either call the DSD Response Center at 651-431-4300 or send a written request to the address above.

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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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