Making Connections

3rd Annual Pediatric Brain Injury Resource Fair and Conference

Join us on October 26, 2019 for the 3rd Annual Making Connections resource fair and conference! Registration starts at 8:30 am and the event will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will provide a continental breakfast and lunch for all attendees. Keep reading to learn more about the conference or scroll down to the bottom of this page to learn more about sponsorships!


If you are new to our organization, Making Connections is a pediatric brain injury resource fair and conference presented by Team Luke Hope for Minds. The purpose is to connect families and provide helpful resources and education.
Parents will have the opportunity to explore services, products, technologies, and other resources that would be of benefit to their children.


We are thrilled to share with you that our keynote speakers are Dr. Paul G. Harch, M.D. & Dr. Douglas Spiel, M.D. and this year, conference topics include:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Rehabilitation of Acquired Pediatric Neurological Disorders

Exosomes- Stem Cell Based Therapy Using Exosomes for Brain Injury and Neurological Disorders/Injuries

Applying Functional Medicine and Nutrition to Pediatric Brian Injury

Strategies for Life: Maximizing Function after Brain Injury in Children

Transition 101: Transition to Adulthood

Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waivers

Grief and Trauma in Families with a Child with a Brain Injury

Navigating Public Education When Your Child has a Brain Injury

Bent, Not Broken: The Management of Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity after Brain Injury

Outpatient Cognitive Rehabilitation for Pediatric Brain Injury

Click here if you would like to read more information about each topic or the biography for any of the speakers!


We are excited to share with you that if you are a Social Worker seeking Continuing Education Units, we are able to offer 4.25 CEU’s for the conference. In order to qualify, you just need to register using the link below and pay the $25 fee!


If you would like to register for the conference or sign up for CEU’s and pay now, please click here.


If you would like to register now and pay at the door, please click here.


The conference will take place at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. The address is 4600 Manchaca Road, Austin, Texas 78745.

Due to the generosity of our supporters, we are offering scholarships to families who have a child with a brain injury! If you or someone you know would like to attend, but needs assistance covering the entry fee or travel expenses, please download the Grant Application below, complete the application and email to

If you are a nonprofit that would like to set up a complimentary table or display at the 2019 Making Connections Conference, we would invite you to do so! We do not charge you for setting up your table or display but do kindly request that you cover your team’s lunch. If you would like to register to attend the conference and represent your nonprofit, please click here. If you have any questions regarding this option, please email

Sponsorship Opportunties

We would love for you to sponsor the 3rd Annual Making Connections Conference! Below are our sponsorship levels and when you are ready you can click the button under the levels to contact us about registering as a sponsor or to learn about each sponsorship level!

Sponsorship Levels $$$

  • Platinum - $2,500
  • Diamond - $2,000

Sponsorship Levels $$

  • Gold - $1,500
  • Silver - $1,000

Sponsorship Levels $

  • Bronze- $750.00
  • Partners- $500.00
  • Friends- $250.00
Learn More or Sponsor!

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