Sioux City, IA December 13, 2017
Opportunities Unlimited will host the traveling exhibit, "Unmasking Brain Injury" for two weeks, beginning on December 20th. This exhibit promotes the awareness of the prevalence of brain injury while giving survivors a voice and means to educate others on what it is like to live with a brain injury. Persons served of Opportunities Unlimited are just some of the individuals throughout the state of Iowa who have their artwork featured in this traveling exhibit. Opportunities Unlimited is pleased to be one of the first organizations to offer the exhibit to the public and encourages members of the community to visit and view the artwork while it is present in Sioux City.
The Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa will join Opportunities Unlimited in an open house on Wednesday, December 20th from 10:00 am - 11:00 am to launch this traveling exhibit. In addition to refreshments, persons served will also be creating new art pieces to potentially be added to the exhibit in the future. The community is encouraged to visit the OU Community Center to become familiar with this exhibit and learn more about the work being done to support individuals affected by brain injury as well as the efforts geared towards prevention.
Brooke Hindman, Occupational Therapist, stated, "It is exciting that our persons served are participating in this initiative for the second year and that OU is able to host this traveling exhibit."
This exhibit is just one way to show others that those with a brain injury are just like others and want to be respected and prove their value within their communities.
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
6:00 - 7:30
Sioux City Aalfs Library
The Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa’s University Center for Excellence on Disabilities (UCED) will be hosting community conversations across the state to collect information on the needs and concerns of the Iowa disability community. We will share this information with communities so that this information we gather may help individuals with disabilities across the state.
During our community conversations, we will be focusing on 5 key topics: employment, health & wellness, transportation, housing and Education & lifelong learning. We are also interested in your additional emerging needs. Please join us to share those needs as well.
Please use the contact information below to let us know if you are able to attend and if you have any accommodations you might need by the week before the session. If you are unable to attend but would like to still provide input, please contact Jessica Gallegos at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or (319-384-5848).
Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Persons served along with their families and loved ones, OU staff, and neighbors of OU are invited to celebrate 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Lunch, games, and activities will be enjoyed as we celebrate our OU Families!
Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Sheraton - West Des Moines, Iowa
Coinciding with Concussion Awareness Month, the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa (BIAIA), Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Education, and Iowa Concussion Consortium (ICC) will host the first annual Iowa concussion Conference on August 10th, 2017.
The event kicks off an ongoing statewide education intiative to provide consistent, reliable, evidence-based information about concussion and other brain injury to Iowa's coaches and educators, as well as to students and their parents or guardians.
Conference attendees will learn about REAP (Reduce • Educate • Accommodate • Pace) Protocol for concussion management, which was developed in Colorado and has been recognized nationally as an optimal model for safely returning youth athletes to the classroom and the playing field after a concussion.
Medical Professionals $75
Register now at: https://biai.memberclicks.net/upcoming-events
Please join us for a Brain Injury Public Forum. The Iowa Advisory Council on Brain Injuries is hosting public listening sessions to gather feedback from Iowans for the next Five-Year State Plan for Brain Injury in Iowa. All are welcome to share their thoughts and provide input. The Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa will also be present to talk about its supports and services.
Please join us on the following dates:
All sessions are from 5pm to 6:30pm
Contact Maggie Ferguson at 515-281-8465 or email@example.com with questions or to request ADA accommodations to participate in the meeting. (Please make requests three days prior to the meeting you plan on attending.)
The OU Parental Support/Advisory meeting will be held at 11:00 am on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the OU Center. Families of residential and HCBS persons served are encouraged to attend. Staff members are also welcome. For further information contact Mary Frances Stoneburg at 712-203-9177 or OU at 712-277-8295.
As of April 1, 2016, most Iowa Medicaid programs will be joined together in a single program called IA Health Link. The new IA Health Link program is designed to give current Iowa Medicaid members access to high quality care coverage through a managed care organization, or MCO. Learn more about it here.
October 27 - “Trunk or Treating” in the OU Community Center Parking Lot. Trick or Treat with OU staff, persons served, and friends in the community from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.
December 5 - OU Person Served Christmas Party - Persons served of OU, along with their friends and families will join together at OU for holiday festivities! 11:00 - 1:00.
November 25 - Culinary Delights, Charitable Nights – Minerva's. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to OU's Annual Angels fund to support persons served of OU. Enjoy a special menu prepared by the chef of Minerva's! 4:00 - 10:00.
November 4 - "Providing For and Protecting Your Family" at Opportunities Unlimited. 5:30 - 7:00.
View Invitation PDF
October 29 - "Trunk or Treating" in the OU Parking Lot. Trick or Treat with OU staff and persons served from 5:30 - 7:00.
June 21 - OU and the Siouxland Cyclists hold the 3rd Annual Summer Solstice Bike Ride/Walk - check our Facebook page for updates as the event nears: https://www.facebook.com/opportunitiesunlimited
July 17 - OU "Fore the Children" Golf Tournament - to register visit: