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About MindKnit

The MindKnit Research Center was founded as a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to furthering scientific advances and education in veteran's traumatic brain injury, autism and cognitive disabilities. Mayer Max is the Director of the Moses Max MindKnit Research Center.

These advances will foster greater inclusion and quality of life in: healthcare, workplace, family, community, and safeguarding in disaster preparedness for persons with disabilities. Activities will include hosting and participation in national and international conferences, and development of national and international information networks and collaborations, with potential funding for organizations in these fields.

Non-Profit Research for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Individuals with Autism and Cognitive Disabilities:

The Moses Max MindKnit Research Center is a (Non-Profit) founded to develop research, clinical practice, and community reintegration protocols, and to build local, state, national and international systems - to enable Veterans and Persons with TBI, Individuals with Autism and cognitive disabiltiies - to share their talents and to enjoy full quality of life and full inclusion in civil society. In honor of Moses Max' 100th birthday anniversary, the MindKnit Research Center hosted the "The First Annual US Japan International Symposium for the Return of Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury, Individuals with Autism and Special Needs to: Healthcare, to Home, and to the Workplace." The MindKnit Research Center is now helping to develop a US-based exchange between: Veterans Health Affairs, Universities, Walter Reed Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center(s), and National Volunteer Networks under the White House - to bring Vets with (mild) TBI into University and full lives and careers.  The MindKnit Research Center is also Co-Moderating the "34th Conference of the Japan Higher Order Brain Dysfunction (Neurological Society) in Omiya City, Tokyo, Japan with the Japan National Rehabilitation Center for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (NRCD - Kokoritsu Shintai Shogai-sha Rehabilitation Center).  The MindKnit Research Center has helped facilitate the inclusion of the VA Associate Chief of Staff, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, DC VA Medical Center, and the DoD Director, Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) into the Japan-US Conference and Panels.

This First Annual US Japan International Symposium fittingly culiminated with the invitatation of both US and Japanese Symposium attendees to the Japanese Embassy, for a tour and history of the "100 Year Tea House" or Ippakutei. The Ippakutei Tea House was built on the 100th anniversary of the first visit of Japanese emissaries to President James Bucahanan in 1860. The Ippakutei Tea House is the most famous tea house outside of Japan and it stands as an enduring symbol of the strong relationship between the US and Japan.

If you are interested in learning more about our goals and activities, and how to support them, please contact Mayer Max at mayermax1 (at) gmail.com.