Promoting Brain Injury Survivor Self-Advocacy and Collective Advocacy
In this section you will find resources related to students of all ages with abi or tbi, and teaching such students. The material includes the following topics: students with ABI, students with TBI, returning to school or college after brain injury, access to accommodations and disability educational resources. Teachers will find information about the types of impairments a student with ABI or TBI might have, teaching strategies, managing challenging behaviors, transition planning, accommodations, the IDEA Act, and preparing Individualized Education Plans (IEP'S). There are also discussions and links regarding placement options, particular educational programs and mention of resource classroom, learning disability classroom and severely handicapped classroom.
August 1, 2006: Brain Injury Network (BIN) is calling for a system of regulation, review and standards nationwide for utilization in college and other post-secondary disability programs. The Brain Injury Network, a survivor-led and operated association of people with acquired brain injuries from traumatic brain injury (tbi), stroke, tumor, illness and other abi categories, is advocating for national standards for acquired brain injury programs at colleges and universities. Indeed, international standards are needed. But since the Brain Injury Network originates in California, U.S.A., we are first calling for standards to be implemented in the United States of America.... It has dawned on us that new laws are needed to protect adults with cognitive challenges who attend colleges all across the United States. Topics: Regulation, Review and Standards For College and Other Post-Secondary Level Disability Programs Are Needed National Standards Regulation of College Disability Programs Review of College Disability Programs Public Access to Information about College Disability Programs
Post-Secondary Education Brain Injury Program Protocols as developed by the Brain Injury Network (BIN) Article dated 9-9-09 This section discusses the Brain Injury Network recommendations for nationwide protocols for postsecondary level college programs for students with brain injuries. These protocols were developed by the Brain Injury Network in the years 2005-2006. Let us keep in mind that many people with brain injuries have very few options for rehabilitation from their injuries. One of the few available, affordable, resources for cognitive retraining, or training, is the postsecondary educational system....Therefore, we recommend the creation of nationwide protocols for all postsecondary education programs for students with brain injuries. (In fact, we espouse “national standards for college programs”.)
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Wayne State University Student Disability Services Most cognitive disabilities have some sort of basis in the biology and mental processes is most obvious in the case of traumatic brain injury and genetic ... Location: 5155 Gullen Mall 1600 Undergraduate Library Detroit, Michigan 48202 (313) 577-1851 Office (313) 577-3365 TTY (313) 577-4898 Fax firstname.lastname@example.org
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This website is affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education. This site is designed to help people negotiate the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act provisions. IDEA is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the United States. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.
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The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities is operated by NICHCY, a federal agency. NICHCY stands for "National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities". It is a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children and youth; IDEA, the law authorizing special education; No Child Left Behind (as that Act relates to children with disabilities); and research-based information on effective educational practices. This agency focuses on children and youth (birth to age 22) with disabilities. Call (703) 893-6061 or (800) 695-0285. Fax: (200) 884-8441
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