Fall Conference 2023 Session 3 Sharon Grandinette

Sharon Grandinette


Students with Acquired Brain Injury: Steps to take for Successful School Reintegration

Children with acquired brain injury are entitled to supports and services provided by their public schools. While some students may only require accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, others require Special Education and Related Services via an Individual Education Plan (IEP) under the federal law: IDEA (The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).

The presentation will include a review of what services schools are responsible for providing and when; medical vs. educational therapies, understanding the needs of children at various grade levels, as well as clarification regarding who funds Assistive technology, 1:1 aides or nursing supports, and Vocational Rehabilitation services.