June 30th is the Deadline for BIAWA Academic Scholarships

The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) Academic Scholarships
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Lisa Hansen-Yarussi Western Washington Annual Scholarship
In honor of Lisa Hansen-Yarussi who fought bravely a 15 year battle with a rare neurodegenerative brain disease we are honored to offer the Lisa Hansen-Yarussi Western Washington Annual Scholarship this year.  An undergraduate student or students or students studying in Washington with Brain Injury will be awarded a scholarship in memory of Lisa’s life. This is a one-time only scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for a full time student or students (pro-rated for part time students based on credit load) paid to the institution on behalf of the students after acceptance into accredited vocational, technical school, college or university.Eastern Washington Student Scholarship
Each year a full time student, or part time students, studying in Eastern Washington will be selected to receive this scholarship. This is a one-time only scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for a full time student or students (pro-rated for part time students based on credit load) paid to the institution on behalf of the students after acceptance into accredited vocational, technical school, college or university.

Higher Education/Professional Scholarship
Each year a professional or student in postsecondary education who is committed to advances in Brain Injury knowledge in the state of Washington will be selected to receive this scholarship. This is a one-time only scholarship in the amount of $1,000 paid to either a professional or a student who will be enrolled in postsecondary education for the designated scholarship year who is committed to advances in Brain Injury knowledge (throughout Washington state).

Eligibility:
All applicants must live in Washington State
• Applicants to the “Lisa Hansen-Yarussi Western Washington Annual Scholarship” and the “Eastern Washington Student Scholarship” must
□ Be survivors of Brain Injury. Verification can be in the form of medical records or a vouching from the BIAWA staff, board members, or support group facilitator;
□ Be seniors in high school ready for graduation in the year the scholarship will be awarded or already enrolled in an undergraduate program;
□ Be enrolled full or part time for the academic year of award: award will be prorated if part time.
• All applicants to the “Higher Education/Professional Scholarship” must
□ Be students in postsecondary education, enrolled full time, who are committed to advances in Brain Injury knowledge;

Deadline – June 30th, 2016:
Applicants must submit an application with attachments postmarked no later than June 30th, 2016 for consideration for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholarship recipients will be notified within 60 days of this deadline. Only the recipients will be notified. Incomplete applications will not be considered.Attachments Check List:
□ Verification of brain injury for applicants to the “Lisa Hansen-Yarussi Western Washington Annual Scholarship” and the “Eastern Washington Student Scholarship” (Verification of brain injury can be in the form of medical records or a vouching from the BIAWA staff, board members, or support group facilitator).
□ Verification of Brain Injury as area of educational interest for “Higher Education/Professional Scholarship”
□ Proof of acceptance/enrollment
□ Applicant’s most recent academic transcript □ One letter of recommendation from a colleague, educator or supervisor

Submitting:
Please mail completed applications with all attachments to:
The BIAWA
PO Box 3044
Seattle, WA 98114
Or email to: nicoleg@biawa.org
Please feel free to contact our offices, if you have any additional questions 206-467-4800 or 877-982-4292.

Scholarship deadline is June 30th 2016. This is a one-time scholarship. Recipient will not receive multiple awards. Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of funds available and applicant eligibility. The BIAWA will not discriminate regardless of ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion. Recipients are selected through an application process. Recipients may only use the scholarships to attend an accredited vocational, technical school, college or university. All scholarships are paid to the institution on behalf of the student and are paid in full for the fall quarter.

BIAWA reserves the right to distribute The Scholarship between multiple eligible applicants.

Call the Brain Injury Association of Washington at 877-982-4292 to find out about Academic Scholarships.

Adaptive Bicycle Day with HeadStrong & Outdoors for All, May 22nd

Join us for Adaptive Bicycle Day with Outdoors for All, Sunday May 22nd!

We had a blast last year’s event with so many different types of bicycles to fit every accessibility need. Bring the whole family for a day of riding, picnic lunch and fun at Magnuson Park!

RSVP to Desiree at dld@headstrongforlife.org

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HeadStrong Conflict Resolution Trainings at the Brain Alliance Health and Wellness Center

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Conflict Resolution Training Part 1 MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016, 5 – 6:30PM

“Conflict Resolution” will be offered over two weeks in (2) 1.5-hour sessions. In Session 1 of “Conflict Resolution”, we talk about the impact on brain injury on emotional and chemical regulation systems. We introduce the “Anger Scale” as a way of understanding the physical source of dysregulation. We discuss positive behavior supports as a key way to reduce conflict. We will do exercises in small groups on self-monitoring and self-calming skills and learn a variety of communication tools that build trust during conflict resolution. When used consistently, these tools help us and others develop successful habits in times of conflict.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION PT 1!

Conflict Resolution Training Part 2 MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016, 5 – 6:30PM

In the Session 2 of “Conflict Resolution” we will share our experiences working with the self-monitoring and self-calming skills developing in Session 1 and work in small groups to develop “Safety Plans” or “Maps to Okay” to help us and our families during times of dysregulated difficult emotions or conflict. These plans help us prepare in advance for times when we are experiencing dysregulated emotions such as stress, anxiety, anger, or any other difficult emotion.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION PT 2!

Location Verdant Wellness Center
4710 196th St. SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Cost Free

 

GiveBIG to HeadStrong – Now to May 3rd!

Pre-schedule your GiveBIG to HeadStrong
NOW until the BIG Day on May 3rd!

https://givebig.seattlefoundation.org/npo/headstrong

Headstrong’s mission is to help children and young adults build great lives after brain injury. As science and medicine advance our knowledge of neuroplasticity and recovery, we know that community engagement and meaningful activities are game-changers after injury. HeadStrong’s Outreach, Social Outings, and Training programs provide vital community connections and education to support the entire family. We collaborate with Harborview, Seattle Children’s, BIAWA, Outdoors for All, Camp Korey, BEST, University of Puget Sound and others to create broad community supports.

Thank You from HeadStrong!

Headstrong is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization that serves children, teens, and young adults living with brain injury and their families. We are based in King County with a second chapter in Tacoma.

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RSVP TODAY for Adaptive Climbing and Bike Demo with HeadStrong & Outdoors for All!

Just a couple days left to register for Adaptive Indoor Climbing and Bike Demo Day with Outdoors for All and HeadStrong!

Sunday, April 24th at Magnusen Park, Seattle

RSVP TODAY to Gina Dellino at gdellino@pugetsound.edu.

Click Here to see Photo Album of Adaptive Climbing Day on our Facebook page.

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Outdoors for All Benefit Luncheon for Veterans and Wounded Warriors

Outdoors for All Benefit Luncheon

Outdoors for All has been providing adaptive recreation for veterans and wounded warriors for nearly twenty years. In that time we have witnessed incredible transformations and we’d like to share that success with you.

Please save the date for Wednesday, May 11th at the downtown Seattle Nordstrom headquarters for our Annual Benefit Luncheon as we honor and hear from some of Outdoors for All’s wounded warrior participants.

This year we welcome Brittney Linville as our guest speaker. Brittney and her husband Matthew have been participants in Outdoors for All’s Friday Night programs at Summit West and are also members of the Outdoors for All Cycle Team. Come to hear her testimony of how outdoor programs have positively impacted her life and how she’s been able to share these activities with her family.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 11th
11:30 AM Registration
12 PM – 1 PM Program

WHERE:
Nordstrom
John. W. Nordstrom Room, 5th Floor
1617 6th Avenue, Seattle

Please note: The luncheon is complimentary but there is a suggested minimum donation of $150. Proceeds will benefit our adaptive recreation programs. There are only a few tables left so please contact us at events@outdoorsforall.org for more information or if you would like to be table captain.

Outdoors for All transforms lives for children and adults with disabilities by making it possible to have fun in the outdoors, experience new things, and connect with others through recreation programs such as skiing, cycling, rock climbing and more.