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Joy Kieffer discusses her son's death, and CTE in Veterans

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Amy Zellmer

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Join host Amy Zellmer as she chats with Joy Kiefrer

Joy Kieffer is a lifelong educator, Bachelor of Science in Education from university of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, Masters Degree in Special Education from Mankato State University, Sixth Year Certification in Education Administration from University of Minnesota- Mankato. She taught in general education and special education from 1979- 1989, and worked as a Special Education Coordinator and then as a Director of Special Education Services until she retired in 2015 (to care for and serve as guardian/conservator her son who sustained a traumatic brain injury.)

Currently, Joy Kieffer is the Employment Services Manager in the Twin Cities marker for Mind Shift, a 501©3 providing sustaining employment for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Joy Kieffer taught in Boscobel, WI, Cornell, Wi, Austin, MN, and Owatonna, MN, She served in school administration in Owatonna, MN and Buffalo, MN. She has two remaining children- Erica Ash Gibson in Kentucky and Connor Martin, student at Marian University in Wisonsin. Her son Kevin Ash passed away on January 15, 2017 from complications due to Chrontic Traumatic Encephalopathy resulting from exposures to blasts during his three tours of duty from 2003-2012.

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Episode sponsored by: Minnesota Functional Neurology: Center for Brain Health