Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
October 18, 2017

In this issue:

2017 Consumer Family Conference
Join the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance for our Fall 2017 Consumer and Family Conference on Saturday, November 4 from 1 to 4 p.m.

This half-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 20.

Click here for more information on the Consumer and Family Conference.

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2018 Annual Conference Request for Presenters
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is busy planning the 2018 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury, which will be held on April 12 and 13, 2018 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 20.

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

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Help Celebrate the Minnesota Stroke Association's 25th Anniversary
This year marks the Minnesota Stroke Association's 25th Anniversary. To celebrate, MSA board members are inviting you to attend a party at the Fulton Brewery Taproom in Downtown Minneapolis. The celebration takes place on Sunday, October 29, from 2 to 6 p.m. Not coincidentally, this is also World Stroke Day.

There will be light snacks and a cake at the event and a band called the Teddy Holidays will be playing from 3 to 5 p.m. You can order food from Fulton's own kitchen. View the menu here. Former Executive Director, Kathleen Miller, and current board member Vivian Martin will be speaking at the event around 3 p.m. There will also be a raffle of some Fulton goodies.

Tickets are $50 each, which includes two drinks. You can donate for tickets to this event here. Please join us to help raise money to support MSAs programs and services.

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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 to Brain Injury: October 26
Caregiving: November 16

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 November 16.

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

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Resource Facilitation Position Opening
Resource Facilitation Primary Duties:
Responsible for brain injury information, resources and individual assistance through the implementation of Resource Facilitation providing effective community integration of people with brain injury. Click here for a full position description.

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Resource: Supportive Services offered by Accessible Space
In addition to accessible, affordable housing, Accessible Space provides supportive services. We currently have short waiting lists at their Assisted Living locations and immediate openings in their Independent Living Skills (ILS) training program and Adult Foster Care (AFC) sites.

Depending on the needs of the individual, ILS services may include:

• Household management
• Problem Solving
• Personal health care management
• Interpersonal relationships management
• Nutritional management
• Safety and self protection
• Time management
• Community orientation & mobility
• Purposeful activity
• Communication

For more information on ILS, contact Jody at 800-466-7722 Ext. 217.
For immediate assistance, fill out ASI's services interest list.

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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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