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Family & Caregiver Workshop Series

Family & Caregiver Workshop SeriesThursday, October 24, 2019 - 12:30pm - 4:00 pm
Sioux City Library - Morningside Branch
4005 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106
Garretson Room

Please join us for a FREE workshop for caregivers and individuals with brain injury. There will be an educational training on the following topics: Understanding available resources for persons with brain injury, building strategies for individuals with cognitive, behavioral, and emotional difficulties after brain injury, advocacy 101, along with caring for the caregiver.

Register by going to our website www.biaia.org

Click here for printable pdf

Siouxland Big Give

Siouxland Big Give 2019Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Siouxland Community Foundation is hosting the community event, Siouxland Big Give, on October 1st. During this 24-hour time of giving, Siouxland area supporters are invited to give back to their favorite local charities. Opportunities Unlimited is one of a hundred organizations selected to participate in this community event. OU has selected their program, Annual Angels, to be the recipient of funds donated. For more information and a link to the giving site, go to www.siouxlandbiggive.org.

Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Ribbon Cutting CelebrationThursday, January 31, 2019

Ribbon Cutting at 11:30 AM at Opportunities Unlimited (OU), 3439 Glen Oaks Blvd at the OU Community Center.

We are celebrating our newly completed renovations, our Community Neuro Rehab Program and the unveiling of new services within our Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Program.

Open House from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM including refreshments and tours of OU facilities and the Community Neuro home.

#Giving Tuesday

Giving TuesdayToday is #GivingTuesday!

Nov. 27, 2018

Please consider donating to Opportunities Unlimited’s Annual Angels program. By contributing to this program, you can help in providing excellence in rehabilitative services for adults who have a brain injury or spinal cord injury as well as services for our 150+ children and adults we serve with special needs.

Annual Angel funds are used to:

  • Purchase necessary items for persons served that they cannot afford on their own. This includes winter coats, shoes, etc.
  • Provide opportunities for community integration such as sporting, musical, and theatrical events.
  • Items or activities not covered by services that may enhance the quality of life or aid in reaching their goals.

Unmasking Brain Injury Exhibit at Opportunities Unlimited

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.

Disability Conversations

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
6:00 - 7:30
Sioux City Aalfs Library

Disability Converstaions 2017The 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 jrgallegos@healthcare.uiowa.edu or call or (319-384-5848).



OU Family Day at OU’s Community Center

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!

"Ahead of the Game" 2017 Iowa Concussion Conference

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Sheraton - West Des Moines, Iowa

Concussion Form 2017Coinciding 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
Educators/Athletics $25
Individuals/Families $25

Register now at: https://biai.memberclicks.net/upcoming-events

Brain Injury Public Forum

Brain Injury Public ForumPlease 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:

  • Monday, June 12 - ChildServe, 5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston Iowa
  • Tuesday, June 13 - Exceptional Persons, Inc., Deery Center 3675 University Ave., Waterloo
  • Tuesday, June 27 - Briar Cliff Univ., Heelan Hall, 3303 Rebecca St., Sioux City
  • Wednesday, June 28 - Webinar/Virtual Meeting, details to come
  • Thursday, July 6 - Uptown Bill's Coffee Shop, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City

All sessions are from 5pm to 6:30pm

Contact Maggie Ferguson at 515-281-8465 or maggie.ferguson@idph.iowa.gov 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.)

OU Parental Support/Advisory Meeting

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.

Managed Care Organizations (MCO)

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.


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October 2016

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 2015

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 2015

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.
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October 2015

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 2015

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 2015

July 17 - OU "Fore the Children" Golf Tournament - to register visit: