About BrainSTEPS -The Brain Injury School Consulting Program
The BrainSTEPS Program was created to build a bridge connecting the medical, rehabilitation,
education sectors and families following student (K-12) acquired brain injury (ABI).
ABIs can cause cognitive, physical, socio-emotional, and behavioral impairments
that impact classroom performance and learning. In 2007, the Pennsylvania Department
of Health established the BrainSTEPS Program to address this issue. BrainSTEPS consulting
teams support school teams in the development and implementation of educational
plans following student ABI. The original BrainSTEPS model in PA is currently funded
by the PA Department of Health and the PA Department of Education, Bureau of Special
Education, and is implemented by the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania.
In 2017, BrainSTEPS was recognized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as a
national model for educational consultation supporting students and school teams
in the development and implementation of educational supports and services following
an acquired brain injury.
If you are interested in more information about the
BrainSTEPS Program model, please
Brenda Eagan Brown, MEd, CBIS
BrainSTEPS Program Coordinator